WORDPRESS "MUST-USE" TUTORIALS

In February of 2008, WPMU Tutorials blog was created to help pass on information learned about WordPress MU. Focusing on the how-to for both new users and more experienced developers, it quickly became a go-to source for WordPress Multi site information.

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by andrea

Proposed change for ms-files.php & image handling

This trac ticket has been tagged for 3.4 which is quite a while away from happening. Basically, the current way multisite handles images on the sub sites, is by running every request through a file called ms-files.php. This can actually be overridden via the sunrise.php file. The proposed change would involve moving new sub site…

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by andrea

VaultPress now for multisite

Over the weekend I noticed a page go up on the Vaultpress site for multisite instructions. Today, the official announcement came out for Vaultpress multisite support. Interestingly enough is the pricing model: each sub site needs its own license. On a network with a huge number of sites this could be quite financially limiting. But…

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by andrea

What we did at camp

Last weekend, Ron and I did a joint session and workshop at WordCamp Toronto. Our first session was a soft intro to multisite highlighting how we got into it, how ti developed, and what we use it for. Then we highlighted how other people use it. You can see the slides below. WordPress and Multisite…

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by andrea

Maintenance mode pluin for multisite

Joshua Parker, a long time user of multisite and its previous incarnation, WPMU, has released a plugin called WPMS Site Maintenance Mode This plugin allows a user admin on the network to put the entire install under maintenance mode or just selected sites. Haven’t given it a whirl yet, but it looks pretty useful.

by andrea

When not to use multisite

I swear I’ve written a post similar to this, but maybe it was all the advice I’ve passed along in the forums over the past few years. At any rate: Don’t use multisite , or great advice to when you should not use multisite for a project. Just in case you need to decide.

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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by Ron

switch themes with a filter

A while back someone asked on twitter if there were an easy way to change all sites in a network to a different one. Yes, that’s fairly easy to do with a simple plugin that you put in the mu-plugins* folder. [code]function ra_switch_to_twentyten() { global $wpdb; $last_id = get_site_option( ‘ra_twentyten’, 1 ); if( $last_id <…

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by andrea

Customizing multisite dashboards

While I try and figure out where my words went, and if there’s anything new left to write about multisite that I haven’t already, I’d like to highlight this post from Helen, on customizing the special multisite dashboards. A small thing that can bring great usability to your site if you have more than a…

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by andrea

Still on WordPress MU?

As I do my daily support tasks and forum volunteering, I still see a few people back on WPMU 2.9.2 – or even earlier. If this is your situation, please stop reading this post right now and schedule time to upgrade. “But I can’t upgrade!” Yes, yes you can. Literally thousands – if not hundreds…

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