by Ron

Testing the automatic upgrade to WordPress 3.0

Are you interested in trying out the automatic upgrade from WordPress MU 2.9.2 to WordPress 3.0 before WordPress 3.0 is released? Currently, WordPress 3.0 is at RC1 and it may be another two weeks or more before it 3.0 is officially released. Upgrading a WordPress MU install to the WordPress 3.0 RC with the built…

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by Ron

2.9.2 released

Yesterday, Donncha released WordPress MU version 2.9.2. 2.9.2 contains fixes for the major outstanding bugs in MU. Unless a security issue surfaces in either WordPress or WordPress MU, this is expected to be the last version of MU. Thanks Donncha 🙂

by Ron

Facebook Dashboard Widget Update

A quick note that Chris has released a new version of his Facebook Dashboard Widget (Download link) that is compatible with WPMU.

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

Community Service

In this comment, Jane Wells mentioned the idea of volunteering for 2 hrs per month toward the WordPress community. Even though Andrea & I do significantly more hours than that on any month, I think it’s a great idea. So, last night I revisited the exploratory development work I did a few months back. The…

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by andrea

Need to build a dev site?

I recently wrote a guest post for the excellent Pro Blog Design, called Build a Client Development Site with WordPress MU. The blog’s audience is mainly designers who work with WordPress, so the tutorial is written from that angle. Generally speaking, if you were looking for instructions on how to set up WPMU with multiple…

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by Ron

WordPress MU Theme Stats

This is a refresh of a plugin that we released about 2 1/2 years ago. This version is designed for either subdomain or subdirectory installs. Plugin page: WordPress MU Theme Stats. Description Adds a detail WordPress Stats option to the site admin menu. The admin panel lists all the themes in use site-wide. At the…

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by andrea

Building a better blog host: Week 2 – the front page

This week we are going to concentrate on the front page of your site. Now that you have it installed and up and running, the first thing to take care of is the first page people will see when they land. The home page of the entire site is actually controlled by the theme of…

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by Ron

Spam blogs and Buddypress

A couple weeks ago we posted that D’Arcy Norman has figured out a quick htaccess method to stop those sploggers from doing their automated signups.

You can modify those rewrite rules to work with Buddypress:

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