by andrea

Still on WordPress MU?

As I do my daily support tasks and forum volunteering, I still see a few people back on WPMU 2.9.2 – or even earlier. If this is your situation, please stop reading this post right now and schedule time to upgrade. “But I can’t upgrade!” Yes, yes you can. Literally thousands – if not hundreds…

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by Ron

Plugin compatibility with WP 3.2

Andrea & I are going to be on vacation for a couple weeks. I knew I wouldn’t be around after WP 3.2 was released, so I tested some of the network specific plugins against the latest RC. Latest Release was compatible with WP 3.2RC3: SharDB 2.7.5 Sitewide Tags 0.4.1.1 Genesis Simple Menus 0.1.3.2 Development version…

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by Ron

Plugin Manager for Networks

Yesterday, I pushed out a few updates to an initial version of the Plugin Premium Package Manager for WP Networks plugin for WordPress 3.1. The basic functionality that is there now is A tool for selectively displaying plugins on the site plugins screen. If you are familiar with the plugin commander, then this is a…

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by Ron

WP125 Ads Plugin

We had a client who is using the WP125 Ads plugin. When they upgraded to WordPress 3.0, it was having an error. I fixed the error and forwarded it to our client. Other folks reported the same issue in this thread in the WP support forums. The author of the plugin posted and indicated he…

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by andrea

CSS Editor plugins

On some installs, you may want to have the ability to make quick css-only changes to your theme that are applied just to the blog you are on. Or maybe you’d like to give your users this ability, like you can get at wordpress.com. There are a few plugins available to help you do this….

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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 Ron

Buddypress Blog Author Link

I released a new plugin yesterday which you can download here. The author link from the template tag on the blog will link to the author’s BuddyPress member profile instead of the author’s posts page. This plugin can be installed in either the mu-plugins or plugins folder. If you are running multiple WPMU sites in…

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by andrea

Building a Better Blog host: Week 4, the SEO and stats edition

Before we begin this week’s edition, I would like to offer the disclaimer that I am nowhere near an SEO expert. I am just offering some advice and pointing to resources, as well as passing on some things that I have noticed after working on multiple installs for many clients. SEO, if you aren’t aware,…

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by andrea

Week #3 Build a better blog site – User themes and plugins

So our site is up and running, our main page is getting all set up, but what now? The reason we built the site in the first place: our users. Like a houseplant, we have to give them everything they need so they don’t shrivel up and go away. Remember the notes we made back…

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