I made a post on the 29th December raving about the new WordPress 2.9 update. The two new features that stood out for me was the great new Image Editing feature along with the Trash Bin (no more problems with accidentally deleting posts or pages).
What you probably didn’t know was version 2.9 of WordPress created a small bug with the cron jobs feature, so scheduling posts ahead of the time was not working correctly.
How ironic, the time of the year when you’re most likely to take a break so you’ll need this feature and it got broken. We have clients who have added weeks of posts in advance so it seems like it’s “business as usual” for their clients and SEO ranking by having this advance posting feature available.
To its full credit the WordPress community acted pretty fast to fix everything though, and the new release is already available.
You should see a notice to upgrade on your dashboard. Otherwise just head to WordPress.org and download version 2.9.1 manually.
There were some other minor issues fixed as well, so if you are using 2.9 make sure to update.
If you’re a Smarter Websites client just click the link and make a comment and we’ll get it done for you.
By the way, always… always, make sure you do a database backup before you update, just in case it crashes.