The VIP Platform’s Must Use (“MU”) plugins are deployed to all VIP Platform WordPress applications. VIP’s MU plugins codebase provides WordPress applications with integration to the VIP Platform infrastructure (e.g. cache management) as well as various helper functions and commonly used performance enhancements.
Local development environments must include a copy of vip-go-mu-plugins; without it, customizations, core behaviors, and functionality tested locally can often behave differently in a VIP Platform environment. Be sure to keep the local copy of vip-go-mu-plugins up to date.
The release windows for VIP’s MU plugins (both Production and Staging) is currently Tuesdays between 08:00 and 22:00 UTC (09:00 and 23:00 UTC when Daylight Saving Time is in effect in North America).
vip-go-mu-plugins Production stack
Deployed production updates to VIP’s MU plugins are reported on the public VIP Cloud Changelog for the Production stack.
A “built” version of VIP’s MU plugins, which lacks the complexities of submodules, is available for local development:
VIP’s MU plugins are open sourced and their development can be followed from this GitHub repository:
vip-go-mu-plugins Staging stack
VIP encourages customers to deploy the “staging” stack of VIP’s MU plugins to one of their non-production environment for all applications. This allows customers to test changes ahead of production release. The “staging” stack might be updated a few hours or a few days in advance of production release.
To enable the Staging stack to deploy to an environment, create a request with VIP Support.
Deployed staging updates to VIP’s MU plugins are reported on the public VIP Cloud Changelog for the Staging stack.
Changes made and deployed to the vip-go-mu-plugins “staging” stack are labeled
[Status] Deployed to staging and visible in this filtered vip-go-mu-plugins pull request view.