by andrea

Picking the right web host

In today’s post, I go over the types of hosting available and break them down so you can make the right choice for you and your setup. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, the biggest point I want to make is make sure you get a Linux-based hosting package. WPMU runs under Apache and it…

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by Ron

Small Optimization

If you have been running WorPress MU for a while, you may not have seen some of the recent additions to values defined in wp-config.php. For single site WPMU installs, as of 2.6.1, you can save a couple of database and/or internal cache lookups by adding 3 defines to your wp-config.php: define(‘DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE’, ‘domain.tld’ ); define(‘PATH_CURRENT_SITE’,…

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by andrea

MU is virtually yours

One of the hardest, and ultimately neato-cool features of MU is the way it creates user’s blogs. On installation, you are given the choice of subdomains (username.domain.tld) or subdirectories (domain.tld/username/). Either way, the site admin does not have to create subdomain or subdirectories for users. They exist only in the database. You will not find…

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by andrea

Installing WordPressMu – The E-Book

NOTICE: This functionality is now built in to WordPress 3.0, so you no longer have to install a separate program. If you do, you can still upgrade to wordPress 3.0 quite safely. If you are looking how to do this in 3.0 and above, download the free ebook over here: Install multisite in WordPress Hey…

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by andrea

Customizing your install: the home page

The absolute first thing you want to do when your site is installed and running is change it off the default theme. There are actually two copies of kubrick bundled in MU. One is under the default folder, the other is under a theme folder called “home”. The only difference is this one makes use…

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by andrea

Making your signup page match your theme

By default, the signup page users get directed to is made to integrate into the default theme. As the site admin of the best new blog host on the block, you’re probably going to pick another theme so you can stand out in the crowd. With soem themes, the signup page looks horrible. While others…

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by andrea

Is it really a bug?

Sometimes there are quite a few forums posts, or even bug tickets filed, reporting issues that aren’t really bugs. So to me, the first step in reporting a bug is determining if it is actually a bug or not. I’m sure you already know this, but to clarify, a bug means there is something wrong…

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by andrea

How to file a bug ticket and follow the latest issues

Most users lightly follow development in the forums. To get a bit further, you can follow along the trac system and see when tickets are filed and issues are fixed. There’s an RSS feed link at the bottom of this page to follow active tickets. It’s a good practise because sometimes an official release is…

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by andrea

How to get a zip from trac of recently changes files

Now that we are familiar with the trac system, how can one get a small zip containing just the needed files that have been recently changed? First, you need to know what you already have installed. As of this writing, if you have the latest from the download page, you have installed 1.2.5a. This is…

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by andrea

What is trac and how do I use it?

Ah, the trac system. Trac is a program on the server that keeps a record of every single code change made by the devs. It also serves as a bug reporting and archiving tool. Every time a change is made to the codebase, it is submitted to trac. When you read about “development version” or…

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