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WP 3 Alpha/Beta (33 posts)

  1. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How can semi skilled users get development releases?
    I've googled numerous patches for multi blogs on non MU, but don't want that struggle.

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am not sure I completely understand your question, but if you are just looking to keep up with the development builds, you can download a nightly build of WP 3.0 from the link on this page:

    http://wordpress.org/download/nightly/ "download the latest nightly build"

    Or you may want to use subversion access.

  3. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, but that only goes to 2.9. Still want 3 beta.

  4. Kim Parsell
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin to convert a 2.9.2 install to 3.0-alpha and get the latest nightly builds via automatic update:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-beta-tester/

    Choose "bleeding edge nightlies" in the plugin's settings to get you the latest and greatest.

  5. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks. Got that plugin but upgrade only went to
    http://wordpress.org/nightly-builds/wordpress-2.9-latest.zip
    How do I make it get the alpha? (I have made a new domain for this.)

    Oh, I have yet to try the "bleeding edge".
    That got me
    http://wordpress.org/nightly-builds/wordpress-latest.zip.
    and "You are using WordPress 3.0-alpha."
    Thanks

  6. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OOOoookaaayy. As I mistakenly posted in
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/365622?replies=4#post-1437806
    "I managed to get WordPress 3.0-alpha. So where are directions for setting up multi-blogs, from root, sub folder, or whatever?"
    Search and browsing did not find answer.
    It seems to me that a sticky page on installing pre release versions of WP3 would be handy -- until the docs are formally updated.

  7. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, but that only goes to 2.9. Still want 3 beta.

    I'm not sure if I follow you... did you get 3.0 Alpha or no?

    I'm using 3.0 Alpha right now on a test server. This link I referred you to: "download the latest nightly build" is where I got it. That seems to put a nice fresh copy of 3.0 alpha on your desktop. Download it and navigate to /wp-includes/version.php;

    /**
     * The WordPress version string
     *
     * @global string $wp_version
     */
    $wp_version = '3.0-alpha';
    
    /**

    - or read the readme.html. I've been running it on a test server for a while now.

    It also looks like the subversion access url I pointed you to might also be 3.0 Alpha as well.

    "To check out the latest WP codebase, try this checkout command:
    svn co http://core.svn.wordpress.org/trunk/

    This will "check out" all of the files you'll need. To update your working copy later, go into the directory and run this command:
    svn update

    That will update all your file to the latest. If you've made a change you want to submit back to the core this will show you what files you've changed:

    svn status

    And this will output a line-by-line description of all the changes in a format that makes it easy for us to incorporate:"

    ....again, you can open readme.html or version.php to confirm.

    As for your other question... "So where are directions for setting up multi-blogs, from root, sub folder, or whatever"

    It is an Alpha release remember. You can follow release developments here: http://wpdevel.wordpress.com/ and there is a pretty good article on the multi-blog feature here: WordPress 3.0 Multisite Settings

    If you do discover that I am not using the latest and greatest alpha version that I think I am, could you please post a link to your download for 3.0? I had thought that I was keeping up with the current alpha build, but if not... I sure would like to.

    Thanks a million!!!

  8. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just tested this plugin on WP 3.0. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-beta-tester/

    It does as advertised. If left in "Point release nightlies" mode it will update you to the latest 2.9 release. If you choose "Bleeding Edge" option, it will download from the URL I gave you above. 3.0 Alpha. The plugin solution should work just fine if you don't use subversion.

  9. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok so far. ver 3 alpha installed with choice of subdomains. Made cat.mydomain.com and dog.mydomain.com 3/16/0, still not found on internet a day later. Was I supposed to also create subdomains thru cpanel? If so, with what paths? My task is better served with subdomains than subfolders option.

  10. Andrei
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any idea if the 2.9 themes will work on 3.0 Final Release? I would like to make my own theme but if it won't work on the next version I'm not going to bother...

  11. @mugger

    Was I supposed to also create subdomains thru cpanel?

    They work on wildcard subdomains, you have to set those up on the server and in your DNS records.

    I'm betting the readme hasn't been updated. Virtual subdomains are instant. no waiting. Tho now that I think of it, there should have been a message on the network setup page.

    Any idea if the 2.9 themes will work on 3.0 Final Release?

    No reason why they shouldn't. I'm running 3.0 while testing all kinds of themes.

  12. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    They work on wildcard subdomains, you have to set those up on the server and in your DNS records.

    Just had to make a subdomain named asterisk. So, if I still need to make the subdomains in Cpanel, what do I point them to? Default?

  13. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, I used CP to make the 'new' subdomains. Now I just see the bare index's, no tie to WP 3 alpha.

    I modified a prior WP install on another domain with beta plugin, up'd to 3alpha, enabled tools>Network, but don't see SuperAdmin.

  14. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Will anyone get me started before full release "in May"???

    My WP3 setup #1 is in root, for subdomains -- which I had to enable in cpanel for browser to find. Still no connection from WP3, just minimal index in browser.
    My WP3 setup #2 is in a sub folder, still have not seen SuperAdmin DASHBOARD, so unable to test add-on blogs as subfolders.

    DASHBOARD said that one can not change choice of subdomain versus folders, which is unfortunate.

    By the way, both domains do show new 2010 theme, so parts are working.

  15. No no no,.. the asterisk *is* the wildcard. That is all that is need as long as your webhost also has wildcard subdomains enabled on your accout in Apache.

    Do not manually create the subdomains in cpanel. Those will be used by the sub-blogs in MU if you pick the subdomain option when you set it up. If you are choosing subFOLDER blogs, then you do not need to worry about wildcard subDOMAINS at all.

    you will not see the Super Admin menu until you set up the Network. you won't see that menu item at all until you edit wp-config.php to include this line:

    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
  16. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    1. I HAVE set up NETWORK in both. See SuperAdmin only in one.

    2. Hostgator told me that making a subdomain with asterisk as name is how to enable wildcards. Other companies have harder methods, or do not allow (such as BlueHost, I read somewhere).
    [I can ask them to verify.]

    3. Before I made the subdomains thru cpanel, about 36 hours had passed since I created them in 3 alpha and they NEVER appeared in my browser. So wp3 is at fault.

    4. Dashboard said the syntax is now
    define( 'MULTISITE', true );
    I added your older version and got "Problem loading page. The page isn't redirecting properly."
    http://as93.com/a93w/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http://as93.com/a93w/wp-admin/
    "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

    Backleveled wp-config.php and http://as93.com/a93w/wp-admin/ no longer works.

    So, what I think you told me is negative advice.
    But, thanks for attempting to help me.

  17. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So, what I think you told me is negative advice.

    You may want to take a breather and re-think your thinking. Take a peek at this and see if there is anything that might jar loose a thought or idea (maybe you already did) http://trac.mu.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/README.txt

    Then consider installing 3.0 at the root level instead of a sub-directory, and expanding the multi-user features from there. You may want to make sure you are clear on the DNS wildcard record, and what it actually does for you - the short version from the mu readme:

    DNS
    ===
    If you want to host blogs of the form http://blog.domain.tld/ where
    domain.tld is the domain name of your machine then you must add a
    wildcard record to your DNS records. This usually means adding a "*" hostname record pointing at your webserver in your DNS configuration tool. Matt has a more detailed explanation: http://ma.tt/2003/10/10/wildcard-dns-and-sub-domains/

    Also from the mu readme - and as andrea_r already mentioned -you may want to check that ServerAlias is correctly configured in your virtual host directives for httpd.conf.

    And again, as fun as it is, you are still working with an Alpha release. I'm not saying it doesn't work, I'm just saying it gives you some time to work it out before it's stable and reliable.

  18. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just an after thought after re-reading. The first time I encountered this;

    "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

    ...was immediately after replacing the .htaccess and wp-config contents, and attempting to log back in. Closing Firefox, deleting the cache and trying again, solved the issue.

    I should also clarify that my particular test installation is at the moment, using the sub-directory option rather than the sub-domain method simply because this particular test server is DynDns'd, and the account does not allow wildcards. Other than that, my blog network functions are working as expected so far.

  19. Terranb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Clayton, thanks so much. You're a genius!

    This whole thing went SO smoothly thanks to this thread. The only snag I hit was the server redirect problem. It's working fine in IE, so I'm sure once I restart firefox with a cleared cache it will be fine too.

    This video might also be helpful to people: http://wordpresstheming.com/2010/03/wordpress-3-0-enable-network/

  20. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    UPDATE: Semi-success
    Thanks to andrea_r and ClaytonJames for trying to get my head on right.

    Revisit to Hostgator support spelled out the detail "Add a subdomain name *, then point the document root to the same directory as the domain that WPMU [or WP3] is installed on. That will create the necessary entries (DNS and Apache)."

    I had not pointed correctly before, and the prior attempt vanished from cpanel.
    So I now have two subdomains created by WP3 on first domain.

    Now, I still have problem of regaining login to the other domain where I wanted to set up WP3 as folders. Restarting FireFox did not fix. I don't think installing WP3 below the root is reason, as I had previously reached dashboard, but not the SuperAmin version.

  21. mugger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    UPDATE: success in both setup modes
    Unexplained mysteries -- after being locked out of the second domain for over a day, I was able to login and make add-on blog in sub folder. First domain working nicely with blogs as subdomains.
    So, now, I can get back to designing.

    I'm on alpha, but have read that 3 beta is due out tomorrow.

  22. SnowFire
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I thought the Mu side of WP3 was going to be setup the same way as the original MU install? doing it this way seems a lil complicated lol

  23. nietdanNL
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You must notice that it's still in development process.

  24. oriste
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The WordPress Beta Tester plugin mentioned by @kpdesign doesn't seem to work for WordPress MU. I'm at WPMU version 2.9.2 and when I select "bleeding edge nightlies" in the plugin's settings, I still get the message that I "have the latest version of WordPress MU. You do not need to upgrade".

    Can anyone share their experiences with this plugin on a WPMU installation?

  25. At a guess, since there are no more MU nightlies, as it were, it's flailing.

    I would think you'd need to manually upgrade to 3.0-nightly and from there you can use the plugin.

  26. oriste
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu, that makes sense at this stage, though I would still hope that the numerous WPMU installations out there get an automatic update option when WP 3.0 goes into production. Following your note I decided to start from scratch with a new installation. So far so good

  27. I'm about 99% sure that if you'd copied the WP 3.0 files up over your 2.9.2 MU build, it would have upgraded just fine :) I'll find out when it's time to upgrade, though ;) I have an MU waiting for the marriage.

  28. "I would still hope that the numerous WPMU installations out there get an automatic update option when WP 3.0 goes into production."

    As far as I know, when 3.0 comes out, that's exactly what will happen. It;s just that the "mu version" will be a direct copy of 3.0.

    Many of the site admins I know prefer to manually upgrade though.

  29. Robert Hurst
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm about 99% sure that if you'd copied the WP 3.0 files up over your 2.9.2 MU build, it would have upgraded just fine :) I'll find out when it's time to upgrade, though ;) I have an MU waiting for the marriage.

    I'm gonna give it a try. I let you know how it goes. I'm a freelancer and I use WordPress MU for a number of projects. I'd really like to setup a way from it. I'll just import a couple of blogs to my localhost install, then copy WordPress 3.0 over it. If this works I'll be really quite happy.

  30. pinkdreambox
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,
    I am new to WP, and learned WP3 will be coming soon. So I started to try WP3-alpha today. All the setup were done without any problem, and successfully create 1 additional site besides the main site.

    But I have encounter one slight problem: I can not create "menu" for the main site which is the site I install in the root directory.
    (I can create "menu" in the additional site)

    Does anyone know how to solve this?

    And will a user register on one site be able to log in to another site in the same network?

    Thank you!

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