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

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

Twitter Digest

Andrea was looking for a Twitter digest plugin so that she could start making a permanent backup of her tweets because the twitter API only provides access to the last 3200 tweets. The plugin she asked me to look at was Twitter Digest by Tim Beck. The reason she asked me to look at it…

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by andrea

Make a tags page like WordPress dot com

We’ve all seen it, the massive tags results page at wordpress.com. I’ve been asked a few times how it was done, then realized while writing it out for someone that I hadn’t yet written up and posted a full-blown tutorial. So, here you go. The biggest puzzle piece you need to know is it is…

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by Ron

Option Arrays

In the Top 10 Most Common Coding Mistakes in WordPress Plugins, third on Ozh‘s list is “3. What? 87 new rows in the option table?”. In any of the plugins (and themes) I’ve looked at that use the built-in option saving functionality each field on the options page is being saved as a separate record…

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by Ron

Writing Plugins (for WP & WPMU)

All of our children have a blog on one of our WPMU installs. One of them asked Andrea if we could add a facebook plugin so she could follow her facebook stream from her blog. The plugin that Andrea found that she thought would do the trick was the Facebook Dashboard Widget. After Andrea installed…

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by andrea

New series starting Friday

This Friday will be the first post in a 6 week series on how to set up and run your WPMU-based site. We’ll walk you through setup, picking themes and plugins, and a few extras like SEO, tweaking the server and security. The rough plan is as follows: 1 – thinking about your end users,…

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