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

Is it really a bug?

Sometimes there are quite a few forums posts, or even bug tickets filed, reporting issues that aren’t really bugs. So to me, the first step in reporting a bug is determining if it is actually a bug or not. I’m sure you already know this, but to clarify, a bug means there is something wrong…

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How to file a bug ticket and follow the latest issues

Most users lightly follow development in the forums. To get a bit further, you can follow along the trac system and see when tickets are filed and issues are fixed. There’s an RSS feed link at the bottom of this page to follow active tickets. It’s a good practise because sometimes an official release is…

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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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Database structure – updated for 1.3

As an addendum to this post, there’s a few extra tables in WPMU 1.3, which should officially be released any day now. wp_1_terms wp_1_term_relationships wp_1_term_taxonomy There are all related to the internal tag system now available in WordPress 2.3. You may also have noted that MU is now following a similar version number. No official…

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Changing the default theme

Let’s face it, the default theme is ugly. Sure it was cool way back when, but now everyone has rounded corners and big blue headers. There may come a time when you would like to have the default theme on signup be something else. For this, I am going to assume you’ve already picked another…

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How to moderate signups

Since at some point spammers will find your site and create splogs, there’s many ways to stop them. Deleting them as they occur is like shovelling snow during a blizzard. You can add another field to signup, add a captcha, go invite-only, or in the case of my main niche blogging site – moderate the…

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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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Database structure

WordPressMU creates the following tables upon installation: wp_1_categories wp_1_comments wp_1_link2cat wp_1_links wp_1_options wp_1_post2cat wp_1_postmeta wp_1_posts wp_blogs wp_blog_versions wp_registration_log wp_signups wp_site wp_sitecategories wp_sitemeta wp_usermeta wp_users A quick read will show that all table with the prefix wp_1_ will be associated to the blog with id #1. When a second blog is added to the system, those…

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by andrea

Admin panel screenshots

Many people just want to see what’s on the menu before installation, so here’s some screenshots specifically dealing with the site Admin menu. Most other menus are exactly like the stand-alone version of WordPress. (I’ll get to the exceptions later.) The Site Admin index Blogs Control blogs. Users Control users. Themes Enable or disable themes…

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