It’s taken quite a while, but I’m very pleased to say that the Voxeo blog portal is now running WordPress 3.1. This is actually the first move from “WordPress MU” to the merged “WordPress” as I skipped over WordPress 3.0 entirely and jumped from WordPress MU 2.9.2 to WordPress 3.1.
It took some time in large part because of the success of our nimble little “blog site” turning into a much larger ship. We now have 20+ blogs running on the site (some listed here)… with a few more in development… so I don’t want to just make sudden moves that might disrupt activities.
In this case, I did testing of WordPress 3.0 and 3.1 on some other external sites and on my own personal network of blogs. I tested out the plugins that we use. I made multiple copious backups. I keep all the configuration for the site in a git repository, so I had that, too, but you can never have too many backups.
When I was ready to do the cutover, I was equally ready to just move the old files back into place… but in the end, it all worked.
With WordPress 3.1, we’re now up to the latest code base in terms of both fixes and features. I’m already loving the “admin bar” and am looking forward to using the new cross-post linking features.
That’s the news… if you happen to see something looking funky or strange on the site, please do let me know. Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to seeing what else we can do with this new and improved site!