Today was a big day for the WordPress community. WordPress 3.1 was released, introducing a bunch of exciting new features. Like most people, I updated some of my WordPress installations right away. One of my clients installations was running my Smart WYSIWYG Smart Blocks of Content plugin and when I updated that installation to 3.1, I instantly noticed that there was something wrong.
All of the Smart Blocks where no longer available and WordPress trimmed the post_type of the Custom Post Type to a lowercase version without spaces. Once I started the plugin, I choose to use ‘Smart Block’ as a post_type, which seemed to be a great idea back then. But with the change to a lowercase version in the WordPress queries, all of the Smart Blocks where no longer query-able, so pretty useless.
Hero of the day is Andrew Nacin, who pointed me to some code in his Log Deprecated Notices plugin, which I could use to fix this problem. Few minutes ago, I fixed the plugin, all new Smart Blocks will be using ‘smartblock’ as post_type and all the old Smart Blocks will be converted to new onces, the minute you update the plugin to version 0.4.1.
UPDATE: Thanks to Brian’s comment, I managed to fix another bug in this plugin. It is fixed in version 0.4.2 which is now the latest version available.