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Beta Tester plugin doesnt show 3.0

  • 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?

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  • 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.

    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).

    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 😀

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Thanks for all the info.

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

    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.

    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.

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

    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?

    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? 😀

    *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/

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