I decided to release a new snapshot of WPMU today because of a problem posting comments. There’s also a few more changes, they’re listed below. Go download it and play!
- The referer plugin now uses PEAR Cache. This should speed up pages significantly as MySQL won’t have to lock so many reads when the table is updated!
- Kitten’s Spaminator has been upgraded to the latest version. This version has a very nice admin page to configure it without editing the plugin file itself.
- A bug in comment posting stopped them getting through, fixed.
- To speed things up, template compile checks have been turned off. If a template changes make sure you do it from the backend.
- Misc bug fixes and WP upgrades.
Later I looked into the sql errors people were having during the install and thanks to Chuck I think I figured out what happened: If you’re getting SQL errors about table names with “wp-inst” in them make sure you’re not calling setup-config.php or install.php using the urls http://example.com/wp-inst/wp-admin/setup-config.php and http://example.com/wp-inst/wp-admin/install.php
The correct urls should be http://example.com/main/wp-admin/setup-config.php and http://example.com/main/wp-admin/install.php
The “main” part of the url is handled by mod_rewrite. Follow the links in the installer and you’ll be fine!
I’m going to update the installer so it knows to replace “wp-inst” with “main” when people call the installer incorrectly.
Here are the URLs you’ll be calling when you install WPMU, the first page is a WPMU page, but the rest is bog-standard WordPress installer stuff:
Here are the links I go to on my local machine:
http://localhost/ – creates directories, page starts with text, “Welcome to WordPress MU, the Multi User Weblog System built on WordPress.
You’re probably seeing this message because you’re installing WPMU!”
The link at the bottom of that page points at this page:
This is almost the same file that exists in WordPress itself.
Hit “let’s go!” at the bottom of that page to go to:
Fill in the form there and go to:
where you’re asked to “run the install!”
That goes to
and clicking on “First Step” goes to
to fill in weblog title and email address.
After submitting that form I get a login link and username/password to use when logging in at http://localhost/main/wp-login.php
I also fixed the table prefix bug too, but that’s not in this release. It’ll be in the next one!