by andrea

How to make a theme demo site

One thing I get asked occasionally, which is really easy to do, is how do you make a theme demo site? Maybe you’re getting into the premium theme business (jump in, just do something different 😛 ), maybe you have a bunch of pro / developer packages and just want a white label site for…

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by Ron

switch themes with a filter

A while back someone asked on twitter if there were an easy way to change all sites in a network to a different one. Yes, that’s fairly easy to do with a simple plugin that you put in the mu-plugins* folder. [code]function ra_switch_to_twentyten() { global $wpdb; $last_id = get_site_option( ‘ra_twentyten’, 1 ); if( $last_id <…

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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 andrea

Free BuddyPress themes

If you have explored BuddyPress at all, you will have noticed not only the lack of free themes available, but also the trouble in just finding them. We aim to change that with the Free BuddyPress Themes site. Not only will it feature whatever free BuddyPress themes we can find anywhere online, we will be…

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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 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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by andrea

BuddyPress Themes & skinning

(Editor’s note: this was published in May, 2009 and the BuddyPress Theme structure has changed since it was written. As of November 2009, Free BuddyPress Themes is under new ownership and has a whole new pile of themes. Check it out Free BuddyPress Themes. Or if you’re interested in a paid theme, check out the…

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