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Beta Tester plugin doesnt show 3.0 (26 posts)

  1. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I updated to 3.0 manually, which corrupted my website/database. After restoring it to 2.9.2 (everything works fine) I added the beta tester plugin. But it does not show me the desired beta of wp 3.0 (or 3.0 2nd version)

    How can I try WordPress 3.0 now?

  2. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the links. But I already tried the beta2. It doesn't work when I overwrite my files. Or does it have to be a clean install with a new database?

    At the first try, I had to update the database, which went well.

  3. Gwyneth Llewelyn
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Here is how I do my upgrades from WP 2.9.2 (or WP MU 2.9.2) to WP 3.0 Beta 2:

    1. Log in to WP 2.9.2
    2. Go to Plugins, Add New, search for "WordPress Beta Tester" and install it
    3. Under Tools, you have now a new submenu: "Beta Testing". Click on it.
    4. Select "Bleeding edge nightlies" and save changes
    5. Under Tools, now go to "Upgrade"
    6. You should get something like:
      There is a new version of WordPress available for upgrade
      
      You are using a development version of WordPress. You can upgrade to the latest nightly build automatically or download the nightly build and install it manually:
    7. Select "Upgrade Automatically"

    That's it :) This should always do the trick. My last update (just tested now) brought it to 3.0-beta2-14822 (as shown on the Dashboard).

  4. Thanks for the links. But I already tried the beta2. It doesn't work when I overwrite my files. Or does it have to be a clean install with a new database?

    It should work as an over-write. Are you sure you're copying them correctly?

    Me, I do it all via command line. Once I've ssh'd in:

    1. $ cd ~
    2. $ wget http://wordpress.org/nightly-builds/wordpress-latest.zip
    3. $ unzip -q wordpress-latest.zip
    4. $ cp -r wordpress/* www
    5. $ rm -rf wordpress*

    Then you visit your admin-side of the site and see if you need to do anything :) And now I'm also on WordPress 3.0-beta2-14822 :D

  5. paulaeisenberg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There must be a bug in 3.0beta 2. I've got the beta test plugin installed. This is a new installation of WP 3.0beta2, no modifications yet aside from adding the plugin. Here is a screenshot of what I see:
    http://gyazo.com/3d7f846a6e7918de35e28ededbccd8da.png

    No Upgrade under Tools. If I were to click on "Why don't you head on over and upgrade now," I know I'd end up with 2.9.2.

  6. It's not a bug in the beta, it's a ... well, if it's a bug, it's in the plugin.

    I thought that this had been addressed and fixed, though a month or so ago, per this post: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/394475

  7. paulaeisenberg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I did use the latest version of the plugin, .091, and still have the problem. I'm not seeing the Tools/upgrade option.

    I'm presented only with the core update link.

  8. Added in a tag for 'wordpress-beta-tester' so it shows up in the queue for that plugin. Hopefully Westi will see it and come by.

  9. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for all the info.

    Found out that my automatic upgrade tool does not work properly. Even with the official upgrade things go wrong.

  10. Found out that my automatic upgrade tool does not work properly.

    WordPress's built in upgrade tool will NEVER upgrade you to Beta. Too many newb users for that one :) So ... I have no idea what you mean by 'official' in this situation.

  11. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When I had WP 2.9.1 I could not upgrade automatic by just pressing the button for 2.9.2. The upgrade page appears, but it stays blank. [settings are right, plugin update works (sometimes)]

    When I use the button for upgrading to 3.0Beta2 it also shows the Upgrade page which stays blank.

  12. paulaeisenberg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just discovered the trick, I think. See http://wordpress.org/support/topic/394475?replies=15#post-1527375

  13. When I had WP 2.9.1 I could not upgrade automatic by just pressing the button for 2.9.2. The upgrade page appears, but it stays blank.

    This makes me think you don't have enough memory on your box for the auto upgrade (3.0 has been causing some people issues especially). How much memory is allocated to PHP?

  14. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, thanks for making me feel a nOOb... ;)

    I will come out of the closet and tell you that I'm a designer.. ;)

    Where can i find and adjust it? :D

  15. *heh* Sorry, and don't worry about it. I started as an 'expert' from the GeoCities School of Design! Never feel like a noob! I've been kicking this stuff for a while, and the one thing I know is I have a LOT left to learn :)

    You can find out your memory settings (and a ton of other things) setting up a phpinfo() page (if you don't know how, read this).

    Now as to changing it, there are a couple options. If you own your own server (VPS or dedicated) you can change it for everything by editing php.ini. That said, most people are on Shared Hosting, so I'd follow these directions: http://perishablepress.com/press/2008/02/19/improve-site-performance-by-increasing-php-memory-for-wordpress/

  16. The updater moves to a dashboard sub menu from a tool submenu in 3.0

    The link has been updated in the plugin - which probably breaks it while installed in 2.9.2 :-(

  17. I've pushed an update to the readme to clarify that it has moved.

    If I have time before 3.0 ships I might make it 2.9.2 back-compatible

  18. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Followed instructions in getting more memory, but the phpinfo keeps telling my 32M is max.

    Also I have a zero (0) on every end of each pages in the backend of wordpress right now and a few plugins like google analytics plugin on the dashboard don't work anymore.

    I will reset my blog to 2.9.2 or even 2.8 and wait patiently on the official release of 3.0. Thanks for all of your help.

  19. @westi, thank you for the info :)

    @utregfanatic, 32M may be the max your web-host will allow. If you're having trouble now with memory on an upgrade, I'm afraid to say that going to 3.0 with the automatic updater won't make your life much better. Yet. WP's working on a long term fix, but there is a known issue where WP needs 256M (I think) to do the whole download, unzip and install, which gets hinky sometimes.

    The most reliable install method remains the manual one, and I promise it's really not that hard :) My 5-step command line process works like a champ (though ALWAYS make a backup first ;) ).

  20. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @Ipstenu
    So a command line update won't cause any (memory) problem?

    Do you know a good way to do that? (maybe you have a tutorial?)

  21. It won't because it doesn't use the PHP memory to download and unzip.

    And I posted pretty much the way I do it earlier in this very thread!

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/402086?replies=21#post-1526216

  22. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Me, I do it all via command line. Once I've ssh'd in:

    1. $ cd ~
    2. $ wget http://wordpress.org/nightly-builds/wordpress-latest.zip
    3. $ unzip -q wordpress-latest.zip
    4. $ cp -r wordpress/* www
    5. $ rm -rf wordpress*

    Were do I put the command line... and what is ssh'd?

    Sorry that I keep asking, but you look like someone who knows what he's doing. :)

  23. SSH is a secure shell connection to your server. You get an app like Putty (or if you're on a Mac, use the built in terminal).

    Your host SHOULD have some directions on how to do that (I can come up with pretty basic ones, but sometimes hosts have pretty great notes as is, with picture). As for my commands, the number is for the step to run, and the $ is called the 'command prompt'. You don't type it in, you just type cd ~ for example.

    And I'm a 'she', not 'he' ;)

  24. utregfanatic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @IpstenuSorry, missed that one. But now your avatar becomes clearer... ;)

    The Shell access was turned off. Asked if they could activate it. Keep you posted.

  25. If you don't have shell but you have FTP, you can still do this.

    Detailed directions - http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended#Overview_of_the_Upgrade_Process

    You can download WP to your desktop, expand the zip, and copy the files up via FTP :) does the same thing, only a bit slower.

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