The merge begins

The merge begins

Ryan has posted a short notice in the developer blog that the merge of the WPMU codebase will be starting in WordPress trunk very soon. It's likely to be a bit rocky, so fasten your seatbelts, put your tray in the upright position and secure all valuables.

If you are playing along with the home game, you might want to keep it off a live site and just go with a dev version somewhere safe.

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22 Comments
  • Joshua Mauldin
    Posted at 15:23h, 05 January Reply

    YES! Bring it on!

  • Miroslav Glavic
    Posted at 15:26h, 05 January Reply

    How is it possible to merge them both?

    WP regular is at 2.9.1
    WPMU is at 2.8.6.

    Shouldn’t they bring WPMU up to WP regular’s version then merge them?

    • andrea
      Posted at 15:35h, 05 January Reply

      If you look in the MU trac, it is almost at 2.9.1. 🙂 you don’t have to go by official release version when in reality the “working copies” in the trunk in both places are quite close together.

  • Ian Stewart
    Posted at 16:33h, 05 January Reply

    Very excited about this.

  • Dave
    Posted at 17:47h, 05 January Reply

    Yay! WordPress is about to enter a whole new era, when a typical user can set up a multi-user site! I am excited!

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    Posted at 17:49h, 05 January Reply

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  • Nick
    Posted at 18:43h, 05 January Reply

    I am about to set-up a site, and was leaning towards using WPMU so that I could have the flexibility to create more complexity on the site (I love the way WNET used it!!).

    What exactly will the merge mean? Should I go ahead and install WPMU or just install regular WP and then wait for MU functionality to be integrated into everyday WP?

    Im just wrapping my head around this all, so please point me in the right direction if there is a thread I should be reading!

    Free hug,

    N

    • Ron
      Posted at 12:27h, 06 January Reply

      There are other things being done for WordPress 3.0 in addition to the merge of WordPress and WordPress MU. The earliest date you should expect to see WP 3.0 is the end of March (and it could be another month or two after that).

      The plan is that both WP 2.9.X and WPMU 2.9.X will upgrade to WordPress 3.0, so you can start with either.

      • sergioj
        Posted at 23:04h, 06 January Reply

        This is excellent news!!! they will just….. MEET in the middle! like a beautiful fusion of code….

  • Maria
    Posted at 00:04h, 06 January Reply

    @ Nick .. I have now got the same dilemma..

    I tried some things last night and felt like I was in for a ride. I love WP I have done wonders with it.. Wow I am dying to get my site running with WPMU
    Thanks Andrea

  • iustin
    Posted at 04:38h, 06 January Reply

    hi , i have some questions for you not about this article (sorry 🙂 I am working to a wpmu projects with buddypress integrated. And I want to extend the navi bar ,i want to make an “submit blog” near the ” Create blog” in the logged in area, i want to make an web director with external links. I am asking you if is there a plugin for this or a component for buddypress because i was looking for several mounths and i didn’t find anything. My project is about web director (if i resolve this problem) with community like social network. Here is an example of what i want to do: http://toateblogurile.ro . Thank you. I am waiting for your answer! Have a nice day!

  • Amir
    Posted at 17:49h, 06 January Reply

    wow, quite exciting thing! How long will this merge take?

    • Ron
      Posted at 18:34h, 10 January Reply

      See my comment above.

  • sergioj
    Posted at 23:03h, 06 January Reply

    Wow. I’ve been waiting for this since Coltrane…. BRING IT BABY!!! BRING IT!!!!

  • wayans
    Posted at 01:06h, 07 January Reply

    really,,,I wait for it,,,

  • tmo
    Posted at 22:23h, 07 January Reply

    if I am on mu now how would the merge affect me?

    • andrea
      Posted at 10:23h, 08 January Reply

      Read up a few comments. 🙂

  • Steven The Nurse
    Posted at 14:05h, 10 January Reply

    Hey Ron_r, Great news and Happy New Year! Could I upgrade from wpmu 2.7.1 to WordPress MU 2.9.1 RC. Or, do I upgrde to WPMU 2.8.6 and then to WordPress MU 2.9.1 RC? Thanks Guys!!!!

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  • syahwinda
    Posted at 04:36h, 23 January Reply

    will it be more complicated to customize, or easier?

  • Michael
    Posted at 19:49h, 21 April Reply

    If our WP sites will be able to be simply updated to MU that will be great. I was afraid I was just about to manually convert several sites to MU but this is good news. I think I will wait on that.

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