I am pleased to announce the release of the updated JomSocial Plugin for WordPress MU Integration for Joomla! 1.5. We thank all of our users for the feedback on the package. We have updated this package with the following fixes:
Today I finally finished a plugin and a template that work together. The WordPress MU plugin and template allows a display of sitewide tags.
The plugin basically creates a new blog. The plugin will then create a new post on this blog automatically every time a user creates a new post. Currently there is no need for that since we already provide the EveryHome Template which dynamically pulls posts site-wide, but this plugin actually stores them to the database.
A few users have gotten a 500 error after installing WordPress for Joomla! and WordPress MU for Joomla! extensions. If you don’t know, a 500 Error is a server related error. I’ve been trying to figure out why this happens, and I think I’ve narrowed the issue down to a problem with the 1&1 hosting company.
Thankfully, one of the users just found a fix to this. All you have to do is put this line of code on your .htaccess file:
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
It is as simple as that.
There is more information in 1&1 site. Our extension works on php4, but for some odd reason have to run it as php5 on the 1&1.
I just finished the WordPress MU for Joomla! latest posts module. This module pulls the latest posts site-wide. It has many configuration options so it’s pretty flexible.
It is available to download from our downloads section.
Here is a screen shot of the module parameters available:
This bug does not affect every user, which is probably why I didn’t notice it until now. Also, it only seems to happen if you have an old version of Joomla! previous to 1.5.10.
This bug only affects the main blog when the EveryHome template is used.
If you see an error like this:
Fatal error: Class ‘JCache’ not found in /media/wpmu/themes/everyhome/home.php on line 23
The please download this file.
Rename it so it doesn’t have the .txt extension and upload it here:
We can also take care of this for you if you submit a support ticket with FTP access to your site.
The next release for WordPress MU for Joomla! is here! I have moved all of the WordPress and WordPress MU for Joomla! data and work flow into more organized systems to help speed up development and keep track of bugs, feature requests and plugin requests. After a while, post-its just don’t cut it.
We have opened up an account with LightHouse. This web service allows tracking of tickets, and we are using it to track bugs, feature requests and plugin requests for our WordPress extensions. Soon we’ll also be using it for Community ACL.
I have received multiple tickets from people who have had problems getting WordPress MU for Joomla! to use another language. I thought I tested this feature and and got it to work, but I checked again. Yes, there is a bug. Fortunately, it is still possible to get it working without waiting for a new version release.
Today I am pleased to announce the first release of the JomSocial Plugin for WordPress MU! This plugin fully integrates with the JomSocial platform and allows you to show the latest postings for any user you choose. Enjoy, and let us know what else you would like to see!
Plugin available in the Subscription area for WordPress MU.
I spent most of today fixing bugs for WPMU4J! and adding new features.
This release focuses mainly on bug fixes. The main bug dealt with locating blogs. Some users reported that the component showed a white page with an error message when it tried to find a specific blog. Pretty annoying! In case you are interested, this happened because the blog was registered under the domain name (ie. example.com). Therefore, the blog worked every time that the users visited example.com, but when they visited www.example.com the error would show up. The reverse would happen if the blog was set up as www.example.com. This registration initially happens at the time of installation. Regardless, this problem is now fixed.
One of the users from WordPress MU migrated two plugins for his site, and he was nice enough to send them over so we could make them available to everyone. These plugins should work on both WordPress for Joomla! and WordPress MU for Joomla!. I have not tested them but I briefly looked over the code and it looks good. They are now available for download.
The Powerpress plugin gives Joomla! the full blogging and podcasting suite.
Today I made a small module for one of our clients. This module looks something like this:
I added a few IF statements. It will only show the “View Your Blog” and “Manage Your Blog” links if the user has a blog. Additionally, the “Start a Blog” only shows up if the user doesn’t own a blog.
Here is something I get asked pretty often: How do you migrate a standalone WordPress template and make it Joomla! compatible? There isn’t a quick answer for this, although the process is pretty simple. Before I leave today to go on vacation I’d like to publish a video for everyone who has requested instructions.
This video shows how to migrate a standalone WordPress template and make it Joomla! compatible.
This video will allow you to migrate templates for both WordPress for Joomla! and WordPress MU for Joomla!.