by andrea

Still on WordPress MU?

As I do my daily support tasks and forum volunteering, I still see a few people back on WPMU 2.9.2 – or even earlier. If this is your situation, please stop reading this post right now and schedule time to upgrade. “But I can’t upgrade!” Yes, yes you can. Literally thousands – if not hundreds…

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by Ron

WordPress 3.0.2

WordPress 3.0.2 contains a security patch and you should update your WordPress networks as soon as possible.

by andrea

Upgrading from WPMU to WP 3.0

Now that 3.0 is officially released, you may have seen an upgrade notice in the backend of your WPMU install. While the process is generally just clicking the upgrade button, there are a couple of additional steps to fully smooth out any merged changes that occurred. First, backup your database(s) and the entire wp-content folder….

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by Ron

Testing the automatic upgrade to WordPress 3.0

Are you interested in trying out the automatic upgrade from WordPress MU 2.9.2 to WordPress 3.0 before WordPress 3.0 is released? Currently, WordPress 3.0 is at RC1 and it may be another two weeks or more before it 3.0 is officially released. Upgrading a WordPress MU install to the WordPress 3.0 RC with the built…

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by andrea

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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by andrea

Upgradephobia

Here you are, your website is all done, launched and you have a stream of visitors stopping by on a regular basis. Great! That hard work of adding in all these plugins, special themes, some custom code – it’s all paying off finally. Then one day you login and there’s that yellow upgrade notice. Or…

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by Ron

Disabling the Plugin/Theme editor 3.0

One of the features that is coming in WordPress 3.0 is the Plugin & Theme editors will be enabled for Super Admins (the new name for site admins). If you have a closed site with a known list of users, it will be a nice feature to have. On the other hand, if you have…

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by andrea

How to upgrade WPMU

Periodically, I and others update the codex entry on how to upgrade WPMU. If you are going from 2.7 upwards, the easiest thing is to just click the link in the upgrade notice and let it handle it automatically. This works if you’ve made no hacks. If you’ve changed ANY core files, they WILL be…

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by andrea

Upgrade to WPMU 2.6.1

Unlike the upgrade between regular WordPress from 2.6 to 2.6.1 being non-urgent, this upgrade for WPMU *is* required if you’re on 2.6. One reason is it fixes a really nasty bug with deleting blogs. You can check the trac timeline to see exactly what was fixed & changed.