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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Deleting blogs

The question of deleting blogs comes up frequently. What happens when a user deletes their blog? A site admin? When do you a delete a user’s blog? Well, the answer is- it depends. When a user chooses to delete their blog, they are asked to confirm. This doesn’t really delete it from the database, rather…

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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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WordPress and WordPressMU differences

One of the first things people want to know is the major differences in code between the stand-alone version WordPress and WordPressMU. The official FAQ says: How much code does it share with regular WordPress? Basically WordPress MU is a wrapper around the core WP code that virtualizes multiple blogs. The code that differs is…

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Before you install

Before installing MU, it is very important to do a few things. The utmost important one is to read the readme.txt file. The installation procedure is not the same as the famous 5 minute WordPress install; it is quite different. Become familiar with the contents of this file. If at any point you have questions,…

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The mu-plugins folder

This is an old post. For the most updated information, see this post What is the mu-plugins folder? One noticeable difference in the file structure between WordPress and WordPressMU is the addition of the mu-plugins folder. Files placed within this folder will be executed automatically. If the plugin requires a hook into the plugin activation…

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Enabling a theme for just one blog

Sometimes on a WPMU system, you may wish to have a theme enabled just for one blog. The main blog is a good example,. because you do not want users able to choose the exact same layout as the main blog with any custom coding it may have. First, make sure the theme is not…

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Adding new themes

In MU, users do not have access to the server, and the site admin is the one who will upload new themes. They stil go in the Themes directory just like in regular WordPress. Before they will show up sitewide for all users, the admin must enable it. Go to Site Admin -> Themes. Here…

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPressMu tutorials, most of which will be coming soon. Here I’ll explain how to do basic to intermediate tasks within and without MU to get it to behave how you want. I’ll also explain how it works. Stay tuned! Mind the dust though, I’m editing this place live.

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