Basics

As I do my daily support tasks and forum volunteering, I still see a few people back on WPMU 2.9.2 - or even earlier. If this is your situation, please stop reading this post right now and schedule time to upgrade. "But I can't upgrade!" Yes, yes...

In WordPress version 3.1.2, if you are running a network (multisite) the behavior for users with no blog has changed. Before, users were allocated to a dashboard blog that had no front side if you chose to use one. If not, users were added to...

Users of WordPressMU have long been aware of a folder within wp-content called mu-plugins. Obvious conclusions were drawn because of the name and where it was, but this actually stands for "must-use" plugins. Why? Because any code (plugin) placed in the folder is run automagically,...

Here you are, your website is all done, launched and you have a stream of visitors stopping by on a regular basis. Great! That hard work of adding in all these plugins, special themes, some custom code - it's all paying off finally. Then one...

If you have been testing out the beta of WordPress, and are new to the whole concept of multiple sites, you may have noted a lot of the wordpress-mu-specific plugins make reference to the mu-plugins folder. This is not created by default. You must create it...

As the merge comes closer, the forums are winding down. Most of the time, I'm only answering threads that I can do immediately without digging up additional info. That means I also repeat myself quite a bit. In the interest of making sure all those...

Backup. Everyone tells you to, but maybe you don't know how. After all, your host does backups, right? True - your host does backups, but can or will restore only in the event of a complete disaster, and it restores the entire web account. You should...

It's been a while since we had a new admin area, and my old post with site admin panel screenshots is now horribly outdated. So! If you want to look before you leap into the wonderful world of WPMU, here's some Site Admin screenshots. Most of...

The purpose of the DNS (Domain Name Server) system is to give client computers a means of translating host names (ex. wpmututorials.com) into IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. In a typical day of working my browser(s) submits hundred of queries to my DNS servers to get...