Updating my blog to WordPress 2.3 and migrating existing UTW tags to the WP native tags

Well, I finally updated this blog to WordPress 2.3. After I upgraded WordPress to version 2.3, I imported my tags from Ultimate Tag Warrior and then I made several changes to my theme before everything looked normal. To get there I had to:

  1. Replace the UTW function in my index.php, single.php, and archive.php files with this function, <?php the_tags(‘Tags:<ul><li>’, ’</li><li>’, ‘</li></ul>’); ?>. I had trouble finding the documentation for this function and Rich did not provide a good example of how to use it. After some guessing I came up with the correct parameters to generate valid html for an unordered list.
  2. Rename/delete my tag.php page. It interfered with the native tag support.
  3. I followed Rich’s suggestion and added the Executable PHP Widget widget to my blog. I used this widget to create a new tag cloud widget to replace my UTW tag cloud widget. I reduced the maximum font size down from 36 to 24 to get it to fit in my sidebar
  4. I added the wordpress-23-related-posts-plugin for related posts to replace the similar UTW function. I added the function call to display the related posts just under “the_tags” function call in my index.php, single.php, and archive.php files.