by andrea

Firefox search engine plugins for WordPress

Contrary to popular belief, I do not have the entire codex and support forum contents in my head. There are a couple of tools that make searching for WordPress specific information a whole lot faster, and my job as tech support a whole lot easier. Even if you’re not looking up plugins and codex references…

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Anatomy of a home page: WordPress.com

Many people have big dreams when planning their WPMU-based site, and want to be the next WordPress.com. I see a lot of requests for how to make a home page like theirs, but I don’t think you should copy anyone’s site outright. You can, however, be inspired by them. A lot of successful wordpressmu-based sites…

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WordPress to WordPressMU importing

I love it when someone gets to me to-do list before me. 🙂 It’s like an early birthday present. That being said, Jim over at BatavaTuesdays has written up a pretty thorough step-by-step process. I haven’t tested it myself, but it looks right so far. The quick overview is to make a SQL backup of…

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Missing plugins folder and mu-plugins folder

If you’ve recently downloaded a newer version of MU, you may have noticed on a fresh install that the plugins folder and the mu-plugins folder are not there. Or, maybe you’ve seen them referenced, and finding them not where they are supposed to be, got horribly confused. 🙂 No worries. There are not there because…

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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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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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Where to find error logs

Error logs play an important part in determining what is going on with your setup. Sometimes errors are surpressed from screen viewing, so the results are stored in a file. The system itself will write to an error log in the root folder. That is the first file you should check. The file is named…

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Got questions? We’ll try and answer

If you’ve stumbled your way here, I’m looking for reader feedback. If you’ve got questions about wordpressmu and can’t seem to find the answer, I’ll try and help. The only caveat is, I’ll stick to the distributed codebase. I can point out, however, if you need a plugin or not and where to find it…

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