I recently upgraded my blog software to the release candidate version of WordPress 3.0. I am very happy with how it performs, and am excited that WordPress and WordPress MU have merged. This will make the development process much easier, especially for those of us with WordPress MU sites.
There is one new “feature” that I don’t like, however. A new filter in version 3.0 will automatically change all instances of “Wordpress” (note the small “p”) in posts, titles, or comments to “WordPress”. While the later is technically the correct way to refer to the software, I philosophically do not like it when software changes the meaning of user’s words without their consent. How can one provide examples of mispellings? How can a blog owner ensure that the integrity of commenter’s remarks are left intact?
While a spelling assistant is nice at times, sometimes you need to break the rules.
I wrote a short plugin (actually, it is just three lines of code) to turn this filter off. You can download it from the WordPress plugin repository.
If you don’t feel like installing a plugin, you could delete the code associated with this filter in your WordPress install. Be sure to back up your files and database before you modify anything.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.