UMW Blogs Upgraded to WPMu 2.7.1

“Nothing to see here, folks, nothing to see. Move along now….move along.”

We waited until the end of the semester for the UMW Blogs upgrade to 2.7.1 and I have to say going from version 2.6.5 to 2.7.1 was the easiest yet. I was a bit concerned given this was our first upgrade with the multi-database setup, but not a cough in a car load so far. Everything went smooth, and we even got the lion’s share of the support documentation for 2.7.1 ready to go. You can see it here, and if you are using the Wiki INC plugin (where did the download file go, Scott?) you can grab in from the UMW Wiki source here. Next step is to flesh some of the areas out in greater detail and then get going on some screencasts with my man Andy Rush.

We are intentionally making this documentation less UMW Blogs specific—although it is hard to erase the trace entirely—so feel free to take what you need at will, and keep in mind that the documentation for the older versions will not go away, nor will the URLs change.

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6 Responses to UMW Blogs Upgraded to WPMu 2.7.1

  1. I almost hate to ask, but is this our next step, too? Do I just jump in or will I need some hand-holding? Or are we ok to stay where we are?

  2. Reverend says:

    Susan,

    I think we can do this one together, I’ll walk you through it and then you’ll be able to get a sense of what to overwrite and what to leave. So, let’s talk about this soon.

  3. Scott says:

    Wiki Inc download. We decided to remove it some were having problems with it. Enej is back working with us so when he has time he will clean it up and place it on WordPress.org

  4. Reverend says:

    @Scott,
    You rule, and sorry to be a pest, but that plugin is crazy cool, now what do you knwo about wiki farms? I think we need to spend a day together in Van Rock City this August 🙂

  5. Scott says:

    We have a small wiki farm… I will do a post on how we do it, pretty primitive but a student did right a slick upgrade script that helps maintain. We are working on a more advanced setup which is not that easy because we want SSO(not easy at UBC very strict) and a role manager.

    Might be worth checking this extension:
    http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Farmer

    I had problems with it about a year ago when I tested, but it looks like core mods might not be a problem now.

  6. Reverend says:

    Scott,

    Two words: you rule!!!

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