WP 3.0 development vs. production
Hello WordPress community. A colleague and I are starting work on a WordPress project that is scheduled to go live in mid-late April. We’ve been keeping a close eye on 3.0 features, there are at least two (WPMU merge and “custom content types”) that will impact this site.
I’m hesitant to deliver a WPMU 2.9.x build to a client (using custom plugins to accommodate custom content types such as events) in April with 3.0 scheduled to be released in May. As such, we’d like to develop in 3.0 alpha/beta to ensure that their site has the longest possible shelf-life and does not rely on custom coding that becomes redundant or incompatible.
Does anyone have any advice or pointers? Is it unreasonable to launch a production site using a late alpha/early beta codebase? Is that even possible, can one launch a production site running 3.0 through the beta program plugin?
We’d rather deal with bumps going in than things breaking as 3.0 matures.
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