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  • Hello,

    We are currently running MU-2.7.1 and would like to upgrade. I read (http://mu.wordpress.org) that MU no longer exists and that it is now included in the wordpress installation and is activated by a line in the configuration.

    I attempted to upgrade to wp.3.0.1 (manually) and was not able to activate the ‘Network’ option under the Tools menu. I also had some theming problems related to what I belive were legacy MU functions.

    I reverted the install back to 2.7.1 and thought I’d look to the list for some advice.

    What are my options here?

    -Dave

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  • MU has been folded into MultiSite.

    Since you’re so far out of date, the best thing to do here is an incrimental upgrade.

    Old releases of MU are listed http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/ (scroll to the BOTTOM of the page and make SURE you get the MU builds – they will have MU in the name).

    1) Upgrade to 2.8.x

    2) Upgrade to 2.9.2

    3) Upgrade to 3.0.1 (via http://wpmututorials.com/how-to/upgrading-from-wpmu-to-wp-3-0/ directions)

    You will NOT need to activate a network 🙂

    Follow what Ipstenu says. 🙂 You can’t make the just from that far back using the auto-upgrade & MU.

    Thanks for the info.

    On the release archive list there is a package called wordpress-mu-3.0.1.zip. What is this (if they are now packaged together), and why am I skipping it?

    Thanks,

    -Dave

    It’s the same as wordpress-3.0.1.zip

    Older versions of MU look for wordpress-mu-version.zip and in order to trick them into getting the right version of WP, wordpress-mu-3.0.zip was made. It’s 100% THE SAME as wordpress-3.0.zip, but it made upgrading easier

    When 3.0.1 came out, we found a funny thing. While MOST people went from 2.9.2 to 3.0 version, some people waited for 3.0.1, so that was made to ‘trick’ their installs too 😀

    Yep. If you were on 2.9.2, and 3.0 was fresh out the door, WPMU installs looking in a physically different spot for the next version.

    once you go thu these steps, the auto-upgrader will work dandy for ya.

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