WordPress MU 2.6.1

WordPress MU version 2.6.1 has just been released. This is a sync of the WordPress maintenance release that saw the light of day a few weeks ago.

This is a required upgrade as it fixes a number of critical bugs, particularly in deleting users and blogs. Upgrading is as easy as copying over the files of your current install.

For a more comprehensive list of changes, check the timeline, but in short, yes you do need to upgrade!

WordPress MU is a multi blog version of WordPress that runs many sites such as Blogs and If you run the single blog version of WordPress you can probably ignore this message.

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

21 replies on “WordPress MU 2.6.1”

Nice, I think I should upgrade my MU Site – but would the plugin EMBED IT not working with 2.6.1? It stopped working with the 2.6 upgrade. Its a great plugin unless somebody here knows a better plugin to use. 🙁

I am finding it impossible to upgrade from 2.5 to 2.6. My hosting is on Go Daddy – all the sites on Network Solutions upgraded without a problem. But when I upgrade to 2.6 on the Go Daddy hosting account everything seems to go well until I have to log back in after the installation. The old password does not work and I request a new password. That doesn’t work either – so I have had to go back to 2.5 just to get the site to display. Any ideas? Thanks, Chief

Chief, I’d suggest getting a better host if at all possible. I had trouble with GoDaddy as well but made the switch to HostGator and I’m so thankful I did it. Also, do you have a backup of the site? You should look at getting plugin for that if not just to save yourself in these situations.

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