WPMU 0.1.2

Here’s another minor release, but with a few changes:

  • Installer is slightly friendlier.
  • I added code to detect incorrect permissions on directories and files left over after the install – instructions included on fixing!
  • Themes support revamped – 10 themes are packaged in a seperate package.
  • Updates to the WordPress core. Some to fix the XSS holes found a few days ago.
  • Static Page support. Create a static page via Options->Pages and call it by adding /pages/name where “name” is the name of your page.
  • Other stuff, minor bugs..

Download it from here: http://mu.wordpress.org/download/
From a question in the comments on adding new blogs, here’s how to do it:

1. Say your new blog will be called “test”, create a directory in wp-inst/wp-blogs/ called test. Fill that directory with the follow directories: templates, template_c, smartycache. All should be writeable by the webserver. Also copy the wp-config.php from ../main/ and customize to your needs (ie. the database table prefix should be changed to “wp_test_”)
2. Create a symlink to that “test” directory in the “blogs” directory that’s in the same directory as wp-inst. (I need to remove this requirement real soon!)
3. Open up http://yourhost/path/test/wp-admin/install.php to configure and setup the database.
4. You’ll probably have to compare the “options” tables of the new blog and your “main” blog as some entries there will have to be updated.

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8 Replies to “WPMU 0.1.2”

  1. Must say I just dig the hell out of wordpress. I just launched a new site for a growing community.. testing out wpmu.. having trouble with the install.. I am sure you’ll get everything right as rain in a few weeks. Keep up the good work dude.

  2. Seems I got the main site installed fine.. but no idea how to set-up multi blogs.. are you suposed to run wp-admin/install.php or wp-admin/install-wpmu.php? I ran wp-admin/install.php and got one blog up in wpmu/main/

    I went back to try and run wp-admin/install-wpmu.php (If that is what i was supposed to do) and got a chunk of errors. no sweat.. i’ll wait for a stable release. 🙂

  3. PerS – it’s possible to upgrade: just copy the files from the archive over your install. You might want to compare the htaccess.dist and .htaccess files as they were updated slightly.
    Oh, and run main/wp-admin/upgrade.php in case there were any db upgrades!

    Joshua: There’s no automatic way to create new blogs yet, but if you really want to, here’s how:
    1. Say your new blog will be called “test”, create a directory in wp-inst/wp-blogs/ called test. Fill that directory with the follow directories: templates, template_c, smartycache. All should be writeable by the webserver. Also copy the wp-config.php from ../main/ and customize to your needs (ie. the database table prefix should be changed to “wp_test_”)
    2. Create a symlink to that “test” directory in the “blogs” directory that’s in the same directory as wp-inst. (I need to remove this requirement real soon!)
    3. Open up http://yourhost/path/test/wp-admin/install.php to configure and setup the database.
    4. You’ll probably have to compare the “options” tables of the new blog and your “main” blog as some entries there will have to be updated.

  4. Pages, /main/pages/name (/main/pages/about at my test site), returns the php code

    Options->Pages Page Management->View, points to /main/about and not /main/pages/about

  5. Thanks- I’ll tinker with your suggestions.. Just to give you a heads up of what I am planning to do with wpmu- is provide unqiue blogs for all users on a e107-cms system. So far like 20 members in 2 days.. possibly around 1000 by the end of the year. So the more “automated” the set-up of new blogs for users then better. Keep it up!.

  6. Hi! I’m trying to install the app since the first release but i couldn’t do it well. I’m running the web server in a W200 adv server. At first I had problems with the symlink() in the index.php and I commented the line. I used a tool called junction.exe to create the link from wpmu/blogs to wpmu/wp-inst.
    Once I could create the tables and finish the install, I tried to enter in the blog site but it doesn’t work fine.
    I don’t know what is happening. Any suggestion? Thanks in advance! Pablo

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