Upgraded to WordPress MU 2.6.2

Good morning, freedom lovers!

blogs.gnome.org is now running WordPress MU 2.6.2, which is the latest and greatest (strictly speaking, a micro-release into the future) of WordPress MU. It is equivalent to WordPress 2.6, which has all kinds of cool new stuff, including:

  • Wiki-style revision control of posts and pages, integrated with auto-save… including diffs!
  • The Press This! bookmarklet, for drive-by blogging of cool stuff you find on the web — it will helpfully find images, video and quotes, ready to include in your post.
  • Turbo-charge the admin interface with Gears enhanced in-browser caching support.
  • Thinking of trying on something new? The theme preview window lets you see how your blog would look before you switch.
  • In addition to the enhanced upload interface and image captions, you can now post galleries in your blog.
  • New plugins for blogs.gnome.org: The incredibly capable Twitter Tools plugin replaces the old Twitter widget — and soon we’ll make sure it has laconi.ca/identi.ca support. A simpler Google Analytics plugin — everyone using the old plugin has been migrated across. Viper’s Video Quicktags makes it really easy to insert videos.
  • Sadly, OpenID is off for the time being. Our old hacks were really too hacky to bring across. :-) We’ll be testing the author’s work on MU compatibility soon.
  • Although the admin interface has never been a speed daemon, the whole site is generally faster due to a whole stack of performance fixes we’ve done since the upgrade.

Please file bugs if you notice any problems with the upgrade. Thanks as always to the WordPress and WordPress MU hackers!

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4 Responses to “Upgraded to WordPress MU 2.6.2”

  1. The “Custom CSS” form on the admin interface is very narrow after the upgrade.

  2. Also, the dashboard page seems to have disappeared, redirecting to the profile edit form.

  3. jdub says:

    The dashboard thingy should be sorted now — will fix the Custom CSS layout soon. Thanks, James!

  4. I notice that the OpenID plugin has been re-enabled now. There are some problems though:

    1. as wpopenid implements an OpenID provider now, it conflicts with the OpenID delegation plugin. Its discovery info takes precedence over what the delegation plugin inserts. This wouldn’t be too big a problem, but …

    2. the Bad Behaviour plugin breaks OpenID authentication requests. OpenID 2.0 authentication requests can be started by the RP performing a form post to the OP and can likewise be completed by the OP performing a form post back to the RP. Bad Behaviour hooks in before the OpenID code, and blocks such requests because they are off site form posts.

    I filed these as gnome bug 555508 and bug 555509 respectively.