Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

Upgraded to WordPress MU 2.6.2

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

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!

Migrating your Advogato blog to blogs.gnome.org

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
  1. Sign up for a blogs.gnome.org account if you haven’t already.

    It’s a very simple process, and all you need is a gtk.org, gimp.org or gnome.org email alias to get started. Sign up now!

  2. Log in to your WordPress admin interface.

    Click Login or Site Admin in your “Meta” sidebar.

    Advogato 2 Blogo Login

  3. Navigate to the Advogato importer.

    Click through Manage > Import > Advogato.

    Advogato 2 Blogo Import

  4. Choose your user and blog entries.

    Enter your Advogato user name and choose which blog entries you wish to import. If you leave the last post field blank, it will import your entire history of posts. Click Import to begin the import process. The import results page will list every entry that is imported, so it can get pretty long. I’ve gimped the image below so you can see the end of a successful import run.

    Advogato 2 Blogo Done

  5. You’re done!

    Now you can browse through your blog, freshly imported into WordPress!

Upgraded to WordPress MU 1.3

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

blogs.gnome.org is now running WordPress MU 1.3, which is equivalent to an upgrade from WordPress 2.2.2 to WordPress 2.3.1. New user-visible features include:

  • Native tagging support, including an easy converter if you were previously using categories like tags.
  • A pending review feature, which will be very handy for multi-author project blogs. You can now specifically submit a post for review by the blog editor.
  • Complete Atom 1.0 support, including the Atom Publishing Protocol.
  • Various performance improvements on the database side and the browser side.

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