by andrea

Using a hosts file

One of our handy development trick is the judicious use of the hosts file on our local computer. This file controls access to various domains by the use of specifying alternative IP addresses. Usually, this file has very few entries, with the most common being this one: 127.0.0.1 localhost Look familiar? This is how your…

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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…

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Upgrading to 3.0

Our buddy Pete went and wrote up a very detailed post on how to upgrade from WPMU to WordPress 3.0 if you are brave enough right now to try out the beta2. Pete steps through it manually, so be prepared for that. (and backup your site first). These instructions will still be relevant for the…

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Testers, start your engines

The bulk of the merge has been done in WordPress core. At least with regards to moving over the files. Now the fun part begins: bug gardening, testing and tweaking. Here’s what you can do to help not only the dev team and others, but also yourself: – set up a local install of WPMU…

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Should you use WPMU?

With news of the merge of the WordPress & WordPressMU codebase becoming more widespread, one of the questions I get asked with increasing frequency is should someone start a new site based on MU or should they wait for the merge. My answer? It depends. Is it time-critical? Do you need it up and running…

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2.9 status

WordPress has been out in the 2.9 version for a few days now, and Donncha has just checked in the 2.9 code into the MU trunk. You can find it here: WordPressMU trunk Scroll down to the bottom of that page and there is a zip link. Do not put this on a production site…

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WP-Devel plugin

I noticed this new plugin which looks like it could be handy – especially if you are tearing your hair out trying to debug issues with WPMU. Included debug information: * Show template file viewing * Display page/query load times * Display all queries executed w/ load times * Enable WP_Debug * Show all phpinfo…

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