[wp-forums] Memory limit issues

James Huff macmanx at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 08:12:57 UTC 2010

Thanks for the reminder and sorry about not mentioning the plugin recently.  Honestly, that answer (and several others) come pasted from my own "frequent answers" text file.  I've now revised it to include the plugin as step 1.

James Huff

On Jun 20, 2010, at 1:08 AM, Andrew Nacin wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've noticed that in some cases, moderators and
> others<http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2010/06/fix-allowed-memory-size-exhausted-errors-wordpress-3-upgrade/>are
> recommending .htaccess, php.ini or wp-config.php changes for memory
> exhaustion issues during upgrades to 3.0. These are perfectly valid answers,
> but I wish to recommend that the first suggestion provided is the plugin we
> wrote for this specific issue,
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/memory-bump/.
> I consider it an important perception thing. We aim for WordPress to be as
> easy as possible to upgrade. When it isn't, we ought to provide the piece of
> mind that we knew about this in advance and thus we offered an official
> plugin to help make it as smooth as possible. This error can potentially
> affect quite a number of people, and when we have a plugin we can emphasize
> over gritty server configuration files the vast majority of those users will
> not understand, it is again peace of mind and looks much better for
> WordPress as a stable and awesome product.
> Also, it's not like their site is a white screen -- they simply remain on on
> 2.9.2 or their current version... So if they think it is too difficult for
> them, then *they won't upgrade,* as they don't have the incentive a downed
> site carries.
> Of course, the plugin might not work on the server (but it will work in 99%
> of cases), in which case it becomes "then try this" and finally "go bug your
> host."
> Thanks all -- you guys do great work. :-) I've poked my head in a few times
> this week and I have tremendous respect for what you all do. Please ping me
> if there's anything I can do to help facilitate your work on the front
> lines.
> Nacin
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