I am not new to WordPress. I have been building client sites on the WordPress platform for a number of years. Yet, every so often something surprises me.
I have a client who uses the Featured Content Gallery on three sites. To use the plug in, you need to use custom fields in your post.
Well, when I installed WordPress 3.1 and moved the site to my servers, I was shocked when I looked at the posts and saw NO custom fields. After momentary panic, I looked around the FCG support forums and found this helpful link. Basically, WP 3.1 hides a lot of post info by default. Panic over.
I’ve set up my post and page edit screens to my liking. Moved some boxes around and feel considerably more in control of my WP environment. Give it a try, you will to.