Microsummary plugin goes commercial?

Well, not.
But the other day I got a Google Alert, which learned me that the Microsummary Plugin made it into a commercial WordPress bundle.

I’m surprised that this business exists, because you will still have to upload and manage the whole shebang onto a PHP and MySQL enabled hosting account. And those of us who are able to do so, are surely capable of installing WordPress. Maybe the added value is in the selection of bundled plugins, I don’t know.

Anyway, there’s not much of documentation (e.g. it’s not clear if all 100+ bundled plugins are enabled by default). Just noticed the plugin is part of their list.

And their fair warning to their customers:

[…] For instance, many core WordPress files got changed in the course of the new WordPress release. The same can be said about all the bundled enhancements.

This has one big, important consequence: you must upgrade carefully. Simply uploading the new files and replacing the old ones won’t cut it. You need to remove all old files before uploading the new ones; that will help you avoid lingering stale/old files, which could cause WordPress to malfunction. Oh, and don’t forget to back up any files you’ve changed.