by andrea

The merge begins

Ryan has posted a short notice in the developer blog that the merge of the WPMU codebase will be starting in WordPress trunk very soon. It’s likely to be a bit rocky, so fasten your seatbelts, put your tray in the upright position and secure all valuables. If you are playing along with the home…

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by Ron

Scaling WordPress MU with multiple databases

Our larger WordPress MU install, Homeschool Journal has been running on multiple databases for about 3 years. Technically, it’s possible to have thousands of blogs in a single database install. Usually where people running MU start to have issues with the number of blogs is with getting complete backups of the database. Upgrades with multiple…

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by andrea

Merge news and Buddypress awesomeness

Hope you guys all had a wonderful holiday. We took some much needed time off. Onward to the good stuff! Now that WordPress 2.9 is out the door, the dev team (Donncha, plus the regular WordPress team) can start working on 3.0, where the merge of wpmu will be rolled in. In case you missed…

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by Ron

Bulk Import Users

I had a few requests to update the Bulk Import Members plugin, so that it did not require BuddyPress to be installed and that it work with WordPress MU 2.8.6. Other changes: it now goes in the plugins folder & activates sitewide. The only users who have access to the plugin are site admins. it…

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by Ron

WPMU Default User Role

Deanna & Kevin released the WPMU Default User Role plugin earlier this week. In WordPress MU, new users are added to the site’s dashboard blog if the site admin has created one. Otherwise the user is added to the main blog in the WPMU site. With the default user role plugin, you can specify additional…

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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 Ron

Sitewide Tags 0.4

Andrea & I use Donncha‘s Sitewide Tags Blog for global content aggregation on any client installs that use sitewide content. Over the last year I’ve made at least a dozen custom versions of it. Most of those do some combination of the features listed below. This week we tested and released a new version. The…

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by Ron

MU 2.9 beta

Donncha wrote yesterday that he was rolling WordPress 2.9 into WordPress MU trunk. In Donncha’s post he notes that to use the beta you may want to manually create the commentmeta table for each blog before doing the upgrade. Triple J wrote a quick and dirty plugin for it. I revised it a bit today….

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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 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.

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