by Ron

Network CSS hack

In mid-March we had a couple users sign up at our GenesisConnect demo site in short succession. A few hours after the second registration both users posted numerous spam links to the activity stream. A quick check of the access log showed that both users had logged in from the same IP address. Naturally I…

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by andrea

Forcing subfolder blogs

Yes, I put this under Hacks, even though technically you’re not changing core files. In certain circumstances – the main one being your blog has been active for more than 30 days – when you try and create a network, you’ll receive a message stating that your blog is too old, and you will not…

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by Ron

Community Service

In this comment, Jane Wells mentioned the idea of volunteering for 2 hrs per month toward the WordPress community. Even though Andrea & I do significantly more hours than that on any month, I think it’s a great idea. So, last night I revisited the exploratory development work I did a few months back. The…

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by andrea

Timthumb workaround

Sometimes you have to use a theme that has timthumb deeply integrated. And sometimes when you use a theme like this and you’re using WordPressMU and you’re also using the Sitewide Tags plugin to push the posts to the front page. Normally I’d suggest ripping out timthumb and using Get the Image instead. It works…

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by Ron

MU’ing WP

If you did not catch this on twitter (our twitter links are in the sidebar), I was experimenting with possibilities of how one could go about merging the WP & WPMU codebases. Andrea wrote an initial post and yesterday Matt Mullenweg confirmed it in this comment. Most of the programming that I’ve done in the…

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by andrea

Manually upgrading to version 2.6.3

Overnight, the single-user WordPress of version 2.6.3 was released. This is considered a low-risk security upgrade, but already there’s a long thread and a trac ticket filed. Only two files are affected – wp-includes/class-snoopy.php and version.php. To upgrade wmpu 2.6.2 to 2.6.3 manually: Make a backup of /wp-includes/class-snoopy.php Download: http://trac.wordpress.org/export/9310/tags/2.6.3/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php Upload it to your server…

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by andrea

Forcing MU to use www

Please note: version 3.x and above WILL allow you to use the www. No hacks or workarounds are needed. By default, Mu strips out the www on domain names. I’m not going to get into the debate of for or against, because at some point you just may be forced to use it for reasons…

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by admin

If you Hack, you should Track

If you read my previous post, you’re already aware that I’m fairly new to WPMU, and this post is directed to those users who are just starting to find their way into the multi-user WordPress environment. Following is a quick tip that will help you immensely in the long run, but first some background information….

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by andrea

Changing the default theme

Let’s face it, the default theme is ugly. Sure it was cool way back when, but now everyone has rounded corners and big blue headers. There may come a time when you would like to have the default theme on signup be something else. For this, I am going to assume you’ve already picked another…

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by andrea

How to moderate signups

Since at some point spammers will find your site and create splogs, there’s many ways to stop them. Deleting them as they occur is like shovelling snow during a blizzard. You can add another field to signup, add a captcha, go invite-only, or in the case of my main niche blogging site – moderate the…

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