Testing WPMU 2.7

I thought it would be prudent to test the plugins, mu-plugins and themes I run at ucalgaryblogs.ca on the latest prerelease snapshot of WordPress Multiuser 2.7, to check for any incompatibilities or strangenesses. I grabbed the .zip archive from the SVN repository, dropped it onto my desktop, and installed a new site. I then grabbed the contents of my mu-plugins and plugins directories, and a subset of the themes that are used. After farting around repairing some file permission errors (caused by FTPing the files from the server to my desktop under a different user than apache runs under…) it looks like everything Just Works™.

It wasn’t an exhaustive test – I didn’t try upgrading the databases for the sites that are running on ucalgaryblogs.ca – all I really needed to know was if the plugins needed some love before thinking of upgrading to 2.7. The good news is that they appear to be fine. Woohoo.

To share with the rest of the class, the mu-plugins that I’ve just casually tested to work with the WPMU 2.7 snapshot as of today are (and by “working” I mean “didn’t blow up this copy of WPMU” not “work perfectly”):

  • Add User Widget 1.0
  • Additional Tags 1.0.0
  • Admin Message 1.0.3
  • WPMU Theme Stats 1.0
  • Akismet Credit Inserter 1.0.1
  • Akismet 2.2.1
  • Anarchy Media Player
  • Avatars 3.1.0
  • Blog Activity 1.1.0
  • Content Monitor 1.0.4
  • Dashboard Feeds 1.5.0
  • Domain Mapping 0.3
  • More Privacy Options 2.7
  • Google Analytics Insert 0.1
  • Invite 1.0.7
  • Invitation 2.0
  • Limit Country Signups 0.1
  • List-All-Posts 0.0.2
  • List-All 0.0.5
  • Login As… 1.1
  • Mass Mailer 1.0.1
  • MU Admin Bar 1.4.4 (but it looks wonky compared to the new WordPress admin bar)
  • Show Media Buttons 1.0.0
  • Signup Password 1.0.0
  • Signup TOS 1.0.4
  • Sitewide Tags Pages 0.3.1
  • TanTanNoodles Simple Spam Filter 0.1
  • User Activity 1.0.0
  • Sitewide Feed 0.3.2
  • Zappo WPMU Top Posts 0.42.4

And these plugins appear to work as well:

  • Wiki Inc. 0.5
  • Dagon Design Import Users
  • Post Revision Display 0.1
  • Role Manager 2.2.3
  • Subscribe to Comments 2.1.2
  • WP-Stats 2.31

Finally, my modified versions of Cutline and Carrington-blog both appear to work just fine. Woohoo! If WPMU is released before Monday, I’ll upgrade. Otherwise, I’ll have to wait until the end of the semester because I don’t want to push out such a radical redesign of the dashboard/admin interface in the middle of a semester…

5 thoughts on “Testing WPMU 2.7”

  1. I’ve found that Akismet doesn’t work as before. When I click on Akismet stats is shows: “Firefox can’t find the server at .web.akismet.com.” This is using the hard-coded API key with the latest version of the plugin in /mu-plugins/

  2. I just tested with Akismet, and didn’t get any errors in either Safari or Firefox.

    I had to modify Akismet to make it work before – and it looks like the modifications are still required. After entering your hardcoded key, go down to line 179, where it sets $url, and change

    Not sure why get_option doesn’t work, but it’s been that way for a long time.

  3. I just tested Akismet as well and it ran well without any errors in Firefox. But I too, had to make changes early on to get it to work and with those changes it seems to be doing fine again. Must have something to do with it working.

  4. I just tested domain-mapping. installation and domain creation works fine. But I can’t map blogs to other domains at all. If I am not missing something the plugin is not functional.

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