IMPORTANT: WordPress 3.1 Update Information

Ok guys, the latest version of WordPress will be released shortly, and no doubt you will be excited to update right away. But first there are some things to be aware of:

  • Like the 3.0 update, 3.1 has introduced significant changes to Multisite functionality. Because of this again many Multisite plugins will need major updates, especially relating to settings pages and their menus. Thanks to our Upgrades and Support Guarantee though, we’ve got you covered. We’re feverishly working in the background to update every single one of our plugins and themes for 3.1!
  • When 3.1 is released, you will need to upgrade just about all of your plugins from WPMU DEV, so keep that in mind. Note that you shouldn’t receive fatal errors when upgrading, but the plugins may not function correctly until you update them (mainly you may not be able to save the settings pages).
  • This time we are making it easy to know what plugins to update: Just install our all new and powerful Update Notifications plugin! Go ahead and install it now, and you’ll be notified when each plugin is ready for 3.1. And after you’ve installed the latest plugin versions, you will be able to autoupdate the majority of our plugins and themes to later updates!
  • When updating WPMU DEV themes/plugins, you should be aware that we are making some important changes. For as many multisite plugins as possible, we are changing the primary install location from /mu-plugins/ to the /plugins/ directory where you will be able to Network Activate them. What this means is that this time around, it is VERY important to check the updated install instructions page when upgrading, as the location may have changed. And if you have an older version of the plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ you may need to delete it first to avoid errors.

Well i’m sure you’ll have questions, just let us know here and we’ll be glad to help you out with any upgrade woes.