WordPress MU 2.7

After a lengthy delay, WordPress MU 2.7 is now available. WordPress MU is the software that runs on WordPress.com and many other sites.

This is a sync of the code from WordPress 2.7 released last December. It’s taken a while but I think it’s worth the wait as there are many bugs fixed. Besides the merge with WordPress 2.7 there are also a few new features, including Viper007bond’s admin bar which is the most user visible addition.
Check the timeline for further info.

Upgrading from WordPress MU 2.6.5 should be as easy as copying over your existing install but please backup everything. Blog databases must be upgraded but that will occur in the background as usual.

I would really like to thank everyone who helped me bring this release out and offered me encouragement along the way. I’d name names but I’m bound to miss someone! It’s great hearing what everyone is doing with WordPress MU. There’s quite a community out there!


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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

63 thoughts on “WordPress MU 2.7”


  1. Hey Donncha,

    Great work, I downloaded and upgraded to the purportedly 2.7 version, but my WPMu is back at 2.6.5 –are you sure the files are right?


  2. Donncha,

    I think the “Add User from Community” option under Users is missing. Also, there is no space to see your numerous blogs in the header of the admin section.


  3. Hey donncha

    this is one of the most wonderful release so far and i have been waiting for it since long

    thanks for the great release
    its truly superb ;)


  4. 1. the plugin upgrade only works once then the upgrade links disappear but the number of plugin update alerts stay the same. This has been a problem since wp 2.7 was released.

    2. There is no way to select all users which is essential for deleting 30+ spam registrations.


  5. Is it me or ZIP file was not updated as Donncha had been claiming on Jan 28, 2009 @10:05 pm? Am I getting package from some mirror?

    I downloaded ZIP just a few minutes ago and it still has 2.6.5 in it. The TAR.GZ seems to have 2.7 (judging by new admin icons and version # in version.php).

    Installing distribution from TAR.GZ now…

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  7. by way of helping others with the upgrade…

    I know this should be obvious but…

    remember to use overwrite-ALL when you upload the new files and over right your 2.6.5 version. FTP is not always nice when you upload…

    Thank you Donncha for the fine work!


  8. Thank you very much for your hard work. I use WordPress 2.7 for my main site and have been looking forward to using MU 2.7 for another site that I have agreed to develop.


  9. i’ve been thinking about doing this so other geekmom’s can share the address with me, but is it a plugin or a whole new install? it looked like a whole new install. so why is it better than just allowing authors to post other than they can have their own name and ads?

    i would love to find install instructions on how to update or import your current wp blog if it’s possible. so much to do…


  10. i would like to upgrade my mu 2.6.5 but i’m not sure if the new wp 3.0 (mu capable) can be used in a one step upgrade, or if i have to upgrade step by step from 2.6 to .7 to .8 to .9 and finally to 3.0
    if anyone has done this please advice and help me on this.
    thanks folks

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