The age of Thelonious and WordPress 3.0

The penny has dropped, the vuvuzelas have sounded and the kitties have played themselves out. WordPress 3.0 has been officially released. Check out the official release post from Matt.

I’ve been watching the download counter whirl by.

This release marks the official end of separate WordPressMU development. The exisiting functionality is now a part of WordPress core and is know as a Network of Sites.

So, for existing MU users, you’ll see some terminology changes in the backend:
– Blogs are now Sites
– Site is now Network
– Site Admin is now Super Admin

If you’re using a plugin that has hard-coded references to the site admin menu areas, they will need to be updated. The wp-content/blogs.php file is deprecated. You will need to remove it and update your server rewrite rules to use wp-includes/ms-files.php instead. We’ll be writing an extensive tutorial for upgrading over the next few days.

I know a lot of you are super-cautious and do not upgrade right away anyway, to make sure all the kinks are out. ;) Now that the MU functionality is in core WordPress, it has been tested and re-tested probably more than it has ever been.

What happens to us? Well, first off a little nap and some catching up on the piles of client work and things. This blog will remain, as many people will be running their current MU installs for a while. Plus, the archives are pretty darn useful. ;)

Going forward, we will still be here – with a new look, a slightly different name and a small shift in focus to the new users. We’ll still intersperse with more advanced things, highlighting a few goodies that are now open to use, and more of the how-to’s you’re used to. Maybe even more often! :D I smell a relaunch in the air.

Comments

  1. It’s been fun to be an observer on the outside of all this. Thanks for all of your work! Keep it up! :D

  2. Woohoo, I love relaunches! Great work, you two – even though I’m scared to upgrade just yet. ;-)

  3. Please keep up the great work Andrea and Ron!! I’m going to need this info now more than ever!

  4. Um, thanks for the link to the counter…In all my OCD glory I couldn’t stop refreshing the that page until I could get the counter to increment by one. Finally happened after about 10 minutes;)

    Congrats on all your hard work and a sincere thank you from a WP/MU community member:)

  5. Thanks & congratulations on moving WordPress to even greater levels of awesomeness! :-) I’m looking forward to your relaunch & tutorials….

  6. Once again “Thanks-A-Million”!!! I upgraded from WPMU 2.7.1 toWP 3.0 by just reading Ron and Adrea’s instructions!!! You guys make me feel like a “PRO”! Thanks!!@!!

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