WordPress for Joomla! and WordPress MU for Joomla! are two of our most popular flagship products. About two months ago we released a major update to our WordPress for Joomla! component with major feature enhancements and bug fixes. Today we are announcing a similar update for our WordPress MU Joomla! component. This update is packed with new features, bug fixes, and major performance improvements.
To upgrade the component, simply uninstall the component and install the new version. Be sure to read the ‘Before you upgrade” section below to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Here is the release information from WordPress.org.
- Now you can redirect back to your post page if the required comment information is not filled out correctly.
- New plugin: Sharecount for Facebook
- Fixed Akismet, when saving API key
- Fixed multiple links – now they take you to the correct URLs
- Fixed bug where username was capitalized – originally, it would not allow them to create a blog
- Added cache class in case it is not included in every home template
- Fixed encoding with special characters in the URL
- Fixed multiple bugs for author template and URL
- Fixed missing closing <h2> tag in archive.php file
- Fixed issue with the title of the blog being html entities encoded.
- Added a preventative measure in case user adds extra slashes to URL structure
- Added text directional – global for RTL
- Fixed URL on email that gets sent out when changing email on general settings
- Timezone now appears on general settings of all blogs
BEFORE YOU UPGRADE: Please follow the steps below to make sure the upgrading process goes as smoothly as possible.
- Back up your database tables. This release includes a database upgrade for those of you that are on 2.8.6 or earlier.
- Take note of the configuration of your modules if you are upgrading these.
- If you have made changes to your template, make sure you do a backup of those files too. These are normally located under /media/wpmu/themes/default/
- If you haven’t made any changes to your template files, simply delete this folder: /media/wpmu/themes/ … Once the reinstall goes through it will add those new files to the right location as long as it is writable.
That will do it. Happy blogging!