This document is to help clients who have migrated sites from WordPress.com VIP to VIP Go.
All the code on VIP Go is public in the mu-plugins repo, including vip-helpers. Most of the familiar helper functions from WordPress.com VIP will still work on VIP Go. To check whether or not a given function still works on Go, visit vip-deprecated.php; generally these are just functions that are unnecessary on VIP Go.
There is no
vip-init.php on VIP Go. the VIP Helpers are loaded automatically.
Plugins from WordPress.com VIP
A few things to keep in mind when moving a plugin from WordPress.com VIP to Go:
- Similar to WordPress.com, VIP Go will load a helper file called
vip-go-helper.phpwhen plugins are loaded via
wpcom_vip_load_plugin(), but not if they are activated from the Admin Plugins UI.
- There are a number of plugins that are specific to the WordPress.com environment and therefore they cannot be ported over to Go. This includes:
- wpcom-geo-uniques (vip-go-geo-uniques replaces this)
If you want to use a WordPress.com VIP shared plugin, you can include it in the plugins directory of your VIP Go repository.