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

Customizing your install: the home page

The absolute first thing you want to do when your site is installed and running is change it off the default theme. There are actually two copies of kubrick bundled in MU. One is under the default folder, the other is under a theme folder called “home”. The only difference is this one makes use…

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New theme club, MU friendly

Small Potatoes, the designer of the theme I’m using on this blog, has realeased a FIVE DOLLAR theme club. Yeah, you read that right. $5 for at least 12 professionally designed and very slick themes over the course of a year. I’ve exchanged a few emails about the specifics of MU, so he’s keeping that…

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by andrea

Social networking with WPMU

BuddyPress was anxiously being awaited by some members of the community, for it promised to really bring social networking functions together under MU. The developer has released the unfinished project back to the community due to lack of time. Something which I can relate to. Note: BuddyPress has been setup on GoogleCode. As an alternative,…

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Version 1.3.2 gets tagged & released

In case you haven’t heard, WMPU 1.3.2 was released. This is considered a major security upgrade with fixes from WordPress 2.3.2 and some fixes for MU specifically. PLEASE NOTE: There’s a new whitelist option in there for plugins that make use of options.php. See here for details, but the short version is some plugins may…

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Customizing your install: Login & Favicon

In a continuing series of posts, we’ll explore what you, the site admin, can do to your MU install to create a customized experience for your user. It is important to make some visual changes to attract users, give them a reason to use your site, and to create a better experience for them. In…

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Performancing notes

Quentin has written up a series of notes (in English) on running a large MU site. These notes are mostly to do with preformance and caching. if you have a smaller site, it is still worth reading, as someday you may be bigger, and you will want to start paying attention to efficiency at some…

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Unexpected hiatus

Sorry for the long delay sicne the last post. What with the holidays and being very busy with clients, posting dropped right off for me. I hope to get back on a great schedule in the new year, so look for it and at least one more author joining us. Also, feel free to make…

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Making your signup page match your theme

By default, the signup page users get directed to is made to integrate into the default theme. As the site admin of the best new blog host on the block, you’re probably going to pick another theme so you can stand out in the crowd. With soem themes, the signup page looks horrible. While others…

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Super cache

Donncha is smokin’ at it again, this time with WP Super Cache. It creates actual HTML files and places them in physical directories that mimic the permalink sturcture, and it does this for non-logged in users. Apparently in testing, pages that were Digged or Slashdotted barely even blipped on the server. HT: the ever-smashing James,…

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WPMU 1.3 is finally out

I’ve been waiting for this one for weeks. 🙂 Donncha worked pretty hard getting this release out and squashing the bugs. Check out the official forum thread for details. I’m a bit behind, but I hope to thoroughly test this out and point out the snazzy new features and what you can do with them….

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