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Should I migrate my original WPMU site to a new WordPress 3.X install? (9 posts)

  1. worldblogosphere
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My current network is setup on a WPMU install that was upgraded to WordPress 3.0. However it has multiple problems, some of which are caused by the MU setup. For example the timthumb issue.

    I had the idea of creating a brand new install and then importing all of the current sites and info. I found this post http://codex.wordpress.org/Migrating_Multiple_Blogs_into_WordPress_3.0_Multisite which helped explain a lot for me. It seems to be easy enough. Before I begin though I wanted to get any advice and tips from people who have done it before. So please share anything at all.

    More importantly though, my current setup is in the root directory at http://www.worldblogosphere.com ... The new install MUST be in the root directory. How can I accomplish this migration if the root directory is already home to the current install?

    Thanks for any help,
    Gene

  2. If you're using WPMU, then you should MANUALLY upgrade to 3.0, then 3.1, and then auto up to 3.3 :)

    It works.

  3. worldblogosphere
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, you misunderstood...

    My original install was WPMU. I have since upgraded it and am currently running 3.2.1 . The problem is it is still a WPMU install. This causes problems from time to time. My most recent issue was with timthumb. It doesn't work with WPMU. I know there is some coding I could do to make the themes be able to use timthumb with WPMU, but why do that for many themes when if I just migrate to a fresh install of 3.3 it will all be fixed.

    Also, at some point no one is going to offer any support for WPMU anymore. So why not just do the migration now.

  4. danhgilmore
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Worldblogosphere - I think your misunderstading something ;) You are not running a "WPMu install". Once you upgrade from WPMu to WordPress 3+, you are running WordPress Multisite. WPMu->WordPress Multisite is absolutely supported, and it's what I work on for a living (3 large multisite installations).

    So, to answer your question, you should have no problem upgrading from WP3.2.1 to WP3.3 :)

  5. Actually to answer your question ... You're already ON WordPress 3.x multisite so you already did it :D

    Congratulations!

    The problems with TimThumb won't go away. There are ... problems with it.

  6. worldblogosphere
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi again,

    I do appreciate your responses, but I don't think it is entirely true. I just remember along the way being told that my install is still based in WPMU (perhaps by Andrea, I can't remember for sure.).

    The file structure of WPMU is still in place (look at the plugins folders for instance)... When I moved my sites from HostGator to GoDaddy hosting I tried setting it up as a WordPress Multisite 3.0 setup but it would not work. In order to make the move I had to install WPMU again, load in all the old info and databases and THEN once again upgrade to the current WordPress Multisite version.(Which I had already done months before the move while on HostGator) It would not work any other way.

    Timthumb isnt the only problem either. I still have other issues. Like the categories remaking themselves - Movies, Movies-1, Movies-2 and so on, whenever a new post is made. As well as some other glitches. Which is another reason I think a fresh install would be a good idea.

  7. Based on, yes, but ... well you're using the WordPress 3.x code base, right? So you're using Multisite. It's an upgraded from WPMU, yes, but it's still Multisite. And yes, that's a brain breaker.

    If you wanted to build out a whole new WP 3.3 install, and import all your posts from the old site to the new one, sure you can. That would be a nice, clean install. If you've never cleaned out your database from old plugins etc, it may not be a bad idea either.

  8. If you are on a version less than 3.0 and it was WPMU then support for that has long dropped.

    If you *upgraded* from WPMU and are now using multisite (even tho it;s an upgraded install) you're FINE.

    FWIW the timthumb issues still exisits in multisite.

    GoDaddy does a check for multisite and disables it because they do not want you using it on bottom-line accounts.

    Neither one of those are reasons to "convert" your install. Not unless you want a load of hassle to not solve either issue.

    I still have other issues. Like the categories remaking themselves - Movies, Movies-1, Movies-2 and so on, whenever a new post is made. As well as some other glitches. Which is another reason I think a fresh install would be a good idea.

    Check your plugins, epsecially sitewide tags.

    The file structure of WPMU is still in place (look at the plugins folders for instance)..

    It's almost the same in multisite. Really.

  9. worldblogosphere
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Andrea,

    Thanks for the response. Previously you and Ron had helped me with the Sitewide Tags issue. The issue did stop briefly. But then when I upgraded to 3.2.1 the duplication all started again. I have since checked the Sitewide Tags plug in again to make sure I hadn't missed an update and it is definitely up to date.

    I also saw your comments and post about Timthumb and adding in the code to make a theme work with it. Frankly I was clueless as to which bit of code went in which file. I know one part had to go into the functions.php file, but which? And would I need to adjust the second part once I figure out which file to put it in?

    Thanks for your help.

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