Migration update: brief hiatus

I’m glad to see the excitement that the recent 3.7/3.8 discussions are generating. I’ll only write a short update today on the importer.

Since I’ve been moving back to campus and am in the midst of a busy staff training period (as disclosed in my application and timeline), I haven’t been able to get much coding in, and won’t have the time to code new features until next week.

I’ve received some very helpful feedback that led to resolutions, and will continue fixing bugs in the little time I have this week:

  • Undefined index notices (#327 comment:22)
  • Remove UIUI User interface reference to ‘adminadmin (and super admin)’ user (#350, core #24729)
  • FilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. to exclude menu items from import (#349)

(I periodically check old and open tickets on CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. for the importer/exporter to see what I can handle within the scope of this project.)

Meanwhile, I’m also examining the Relocate tool‘s handling of large sites — out-of-memory issues — which will eventually be resolved in the bigger picture by integrating it into the importer or attaching it to WP_Importer_Cron so that it, too, can work on a schedule.

Next Monday, a new betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. of the cron-based importer will be tagged and released for download.

#migration-portability, #weekly-update