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

Close Comments across the network

Before I get into the how, I think I may need to explain the why. 😉 One of the tough job in running a large network of sites with multisite is controlling spam on the sub sites. Add that to users who come and go, abandoning their blogs with open settings, and very quickly your…

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by andrea

Subfolder blog have no theme styles

Sometimes when creating a network in multisite and picking subfolders, you may find the subfolder blogs have no theme applied (seemingly) or they are unstyled, and you cannot login to the sub sites admin area What went wrong? Well, on the WordPress side.. nothing. This is all server side unfortunately. I’ve seen this happen mostly…

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by andrea

View Blog ID

Astute users of multisite have noticed that the blog ID column is no longer visible in network admin. You can still see the blog ID when you hover over the site name, however. Frank at wpengineer has written up a quick mu-plugin if you’re happier with the whole column showing up. Check it out. View…

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by andrea

Forcing subfolder blogs

Yes, I put this under Hacks, even though technically you’re not changing core files. In certain circumstances – the main one being your blog has been active for more than 30 days – when you try and create a network, you’ll receive a message stating that your blog is too old, and you will not…

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by andrea

Firefox search engine plugins for WordPress

Contrary to popular belief, I do not have the entire codex and support forum contents in my head. There are a couple of tools that make searching for WordPress specific information a whole lot faster, and my job as tech support a whole lot easier. Even if you’re not looking up plugins and codex references…

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by andrea

Using a hosts file

One of our handy development trick is the judicious use of the hosts file on our local computer. This file controls access to various domains by the use of specifying alternative IP addresses. Usually, this file has very few entries, with the most common being this one: 127.0.0.1 localhost Look familiar? This is how your…

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by andrea

Show site id columns

In 3.1 the colums in network admin that show siteID are gone. You can still get the ID when hovering over the site name, but some people just really like seeing them. Ipstenu to the rescue! She wrote up a handy show site ID columns plugin.

by andrea

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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by Ron

Sitewide Tags update

Yesterday, I released Sitewide Tags version 0.4.1. Donncha & I have been adding things to SWT over the last few months. I noticed after the this round of changes that we had forgotten to release an updated version after the last round of changes. So, there’s quite a bit added between 0.4 and 0.4.1: Now…

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by andrea

Login Logo

It’s been a long time since we talked about a branded login screen for your network. But Mark Jaquith has come to the rescue with his release of his login logo plugin. Putting the image file right in /wp-content/ is brilliant in its simplicity. this plugin is also ready to use in the mu-plugins folder…

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