by andrea

Risk management

Last summer, I had company visiting from England. My cousin Mike works as a risk analyst and security specialist for a large firm in the UK that has some high-profile clients – including government. Naturally, I asked him some relevant questions about web servers, WordPress, hackers and other fun stuff like that. (We refrained from…

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From the archives – building a better blog host series

A way back in the days of WordPress mu, I wrote a series of posts helping new users to plan out and really think about their network they were setting up. Almost all of the information is still applicable and still useful, so here’s a recap for your elucidation. Building a better blog host: Week…

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Should you use WPMU?

With news of the merge of the WordPress & WordPressMU codebase becoming more widespread, one of the questions I get asked with increasing frequency is should someone start a new site based on MU or should they wait for the merge. My answer? It depends. Is it time-critical? Do you need it up and running…

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Mixing mapped domains and sites

As you may already know, this blog is a domain mapped blog on a WPMU site. So is ronandandrea.com, our consulting site. It’s very handy to login with the same username, and only have one codebase to deal with. We do have other domains, client sites, & sites under dev on the install, but I’ll…

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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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What’s On Your Front Page?

Yes, I know I’m supposed to be writing more tutorials. Been kind of busy with real life, medical concerns and some other stuff. I’m actually writing today a personal rant and I have to admit that it’s really an opinion piece. I’m trying to figure out why WordPress MultiUser site admins place adverts on their…

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Who’s your MU Buddy?

I was going to write this article later on in the series but as I’m sure you all know, sometimes real life throws you a curve. Sometimes you wind up away from the computer for the entire day. Sometimes you have a doctor’s appointment that winds up taking the entire day. Sometimes one of your…

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The Road to Well-Mu

A while back, Andrea put out a call for folks to pitch in and help out with her site, wpmututorials.com, by writing articles and tutorials. She especially nagged, poked, prodded, and bribed (Double chocolate brownies please. No nuts.) those who had put in the time and effort to build successful sites. During the next few…

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25 New and different ways to use WordPressMU

I was reading the list of 48 Unique Ways To Use WordPress earlier today, when it struck me that many of these ideas and more would be even better on an MU platform. Especially the section where Raj notes getting a domain and setting up a blog on subdomains. Um, Raj? This is exactly what…

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