Long Overdue

Well…… It would be an understatement to say that I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t been able to release the promised version of WP Hive in so many months. Of course, I could name plethora of  reasons for this. But, when it all comes down to it, I can whole-heartedly agree that a new version should have been released a long time ago.

So, with much determination, I  WILL be releasing a new version. It will not be the big 1.0 version (even though it is well in the works). It will be a interim version dubbed v0.5, and will address the few of the big issues that users have requested:

  • Support for Sub-directory sites (the single most requested feature)
  • Fixes for auto-adding multiple and/or similar domains & subdomains
  • Fixes for Favicon handling w/ PHP 4

I am finding more time for coding recently, so in accordance with my optimism and if everything goes as planned, you can expect to see this within a few weeks (as opposed to months).

Since we’re clearing the air, I should also address the forthcoming WordPress / WPMU merge. For those you who haven’t heard yet, Auttomatic (the organization behind WordPress) has announced that WordPress and WPMU will be merged into a single codebase at some time in the future. There is some speculation as to when / how this will be done, but with this now on the table, it is clear that WP Hive’s days are numbered. However, in the meantime, I see no reason why development should not continue on this project.  Until a suitable replacement is included in the core product, WP Hive will remain a viable solution to running multiple blogs with a single installation of WordPress.

This, I believe, is all the more reason to support WP Hive. I can’t stress this enough. Financial donations are excellent. Contributions from developers, writers, testers, promoters, etc… are just as good.  I can assure you that this is the most effective way to speed up development.

On a similar note, I am seriously looking for corporate sponsorship. If you are part of an organization that would like to attach your name to this project, or potentially anything else that I can develop in the future, please contact me! There are a hundred different ways that we could put together a win/win/win association. I am open to options and am just looking for an entity that I can work with to make it happen.

Finally, developers or anyone interested in knowing the intimate details / progress of WP Hive development should join the WP Hive Developer’s Group, where you can provide input and gain insight on the future of this project.

Thanks again for using and supporting WP Hive.

2 Comments

  1. nobody says:

    I look forward to hearing from you

  2. Rob says:

    I would like to see your continued development if for no other reason than to make a smooth transition from Hive to WPMU when the it’s merged into WordPress. Thanks for all of you hard work.

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