Another major release for GD Press Tools, again with some very interesting new features. Yesterday Lite version of GD Press Tools 2.4.2 was released with added support for multi site or MU versions of WordPress. That is also part of this latest Pro edition.

For multi sites, new panel is added for site admin to set what panels can be accessed by the individual blogs. This includes database, server info, wordpress hooks and cron scheduler. More elements will be added if needed. At this point, this is tested with WordPress 3.0 with multi site enabled and also with WordPressMU 2.9.2.

Database backup is improved, and additional options are added to allow partial backup and select only some tables in the database. This works with immediate backup and for scheduled jobs. All individual blogs installations now have own backup locations. And, another debug tool is added that will allow you to visualize the JSON strings. JSON will be converted into PHP object, and this object displayed using print_r or gdp_r functions. To ensure that this works on every version of PHP, JSON code is added into the plugin to be included if PHP is older than 5.2.

In the next day or two Lite version 2.4.3 will be released with few more improvements (already part of this 3.2 Pro) for backup in multi site environments.

Since WP 3.0 is still in development, some changes can potentially break GD Press Tools. So, please, report any problems so that I can fix them before WP 3.0 is released.

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MillaN
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Programmer since the age of 12 and now WordPress developer with more than 8 years of WordPress experience, author of more than 100 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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