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We've all seen it, the massive tags results page at wordpress.com. I've been asked a few times how it was done, then realized while writing it out for someone that I hadn't yet written up and posted a full-blown tutorial. So, here you go. The biggest...

In the Top 10 Most Common Coding Mistakes in WordPress Plugins, third on Ozh's list is "3. What? 87 new rows in the option table?". In any of the plugins (and themes) I've looked at that use the built-in option saving functionality each field on...

All of our children have a blog on one of our WPMU installs. One of them asked Andrea if we could add a facebook plugin so she could follow her facebook stream from her blog. The plugin that Andrea found that she thought would do...

Sometimes this happens, you've built the site and have to or want to change the domain it's on. Or you did dev work on a different domain and now it's time to go live. The domain name is actually stored in numerous places in the database,...

Periodically, I and others update the codex entry on how to upgrade WPMU. If you are going from 2.7 upwards, the easiest thing is to just click the link in the upgrade notice and let it handle it automatically. This works if you've made no hacks....

I've answered this one quite a few times in the past couple of weeks and realized that I don't have a posts specifically for this subject. It's buried in other posts. :) There are a few different ways to pull in these posts, and none of...

One thing you really need to do when running a blog platform of your own is to secure the site. Not just the software you use, but the server as well. There have been many tips about securing WordPress. In fact, the same twelve tips seem...