by andrea

Customizing multisite dashboards

While I try and figure out where my words went, and if there’s anything new left to write about multisite that I haven’t already, I’d like to highlight this post from Helen, on customizing the special multisite dashboards. A small thing that can bring great usability to your site if you have more than a…

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by Ron

Networkwide Menu

Since WordPress 3.0 was released we’ve had quite a few inquiries about the possibility of having the same menu across a network. This morning I had a bit of time to pull together a small plugin that accomplishes that. Basically what it does is cache a menu on the main site and display it on…

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by Ron

BP multi-network update

A quick note for the RSS subscribers that I updated the Multiple BuddyPress Social Networks to include instructions on getting the forums to work correctly in a multi-network configuration.

by Ron

Sitewide Tags for WP 3.1.3

Some of the security changes in WP 3.1.3 causes Sitewide Tags to create a new post in the tags blog every time the post is updated after it’s been published. I’ve updated the development version. The development version should work correctly for WP 3.0 through 3.1.3. If you are currently using Sitewide Tags, please give…

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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 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 Ron

Post thumbnails for Sitewide Tags

Andrea & I have had several requests to add post thumbnails to Sitewide Tags. A couple months ago, Christine, emailed me an implementation she had done to get it working. I hadn’t had time to look into it until yesterday. I checked in a variation on what Christine had done earlier today. You can download…

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by Ron

SharDB for WP 3.1

Early in the development of WordPress 3.0, we had a preliminary discussion on changing the WordPress database class (wpdb) so that it could be inherited by plugins implementing a custom database class. We had a longer discussion on the subject while together at WordCamp San Francisco. As a result, there was a small change to…

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by Ron

Turn off Sitewide Tags on special blogs

If you want to turn off the post copy in the Sitewide tags plugin on a special site/blog, you can do it with a one line plugin as follows: remove_action(‘save_post’, ‘sitewide_tags_post’, 10, 2); Install the plugin in the plugins folder and activate the blogs/sites you don’t want the SWT plugin to copy posts to the…

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by Ron

SharDB 3.0.1 Update

Over the weekend I updated SharDB to allow installs to upgrade from WordPress MU 2.9.2 to WordPress 3.0.1. I also did an initial pass at support for new WordPress 3.0 -> WP network in SharDB. In this implementation the main site’s tables will be in the global database. You can easily set up a test…

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