by andrea

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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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

2.9.2 released

Yesterday, Donncha released WordPress MU version 2.9.2. 2.9.2 contains fixes for the major outstanding bugs in MU. Unless a security issue surfaces in either WordPress or WordPress MU, this is expected to be the last version of MU. Thanks Donncha 🙂

by Ron

SharDB update

I updated SharDB (Download) for WordPress MU 2.9.1.1 and added support for the comment meta table.

by andrea

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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by andrea

2.9.1 released, last before merge

It’s officially out: WPMU 2.9.1. As Donncha says, this will likely be the last release before 3.0 and the merge. PLEASE see the info about adding the new commentsmeta table. (Wow, what a crazy ride. :D)

by Ron

Merge News

If you are interested in keeping up with how the merge of WordPress & WordPress MU is progressing here is a list of resources that you can follow: WordPress Contributors Twitter list Andrea on Twitter The WordPress merge trac ticket Patches submitted to trunk related to the merge Latest changes in WordPress trac The WordPress…

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by andrea

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…

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by Ron

Scaling WordPress MU with multiple databases

Our larger WordPress MU install, Homeschool Journal has been running on multiple databases for about 3 years. Technically, it’s possible to have thousands of blogs in a single database install. Usually where people running MU start to have issues with the number of blogs is with getting complete backups of the database. Upgrades with multiple…

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by andrea

Merge news and Buddypress awesomeness

Hope you guys all had a wonderful holiday. We took some much needed time off. Onward to the good stuff! Now that WordPress 2.9 is out the door, the dev team (Donncha, plus the regular WordPress team) can start working on 3.0, where the merge of wpmu will be rolled in. In case you missed…

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