23 Feb Forum cheat sheet
As the merge comes closer, the forums are winding down. Most of the time, I'm only answering threads that I can do immediately without digging up additional info. That means I also repeat myself quite a bit. In the interest of making sure all those answers are in one place, here's my cheat sheet. It's in a text file on my desktop and I leave it open whenever I jump in the forums.
- a link to see all the latest posts to the forums
- the right search page
- in Firefox, use the Linky extension to open all unread threads on that page. Just select down the screen, right-click, open all in new tab. Wait until they load, then grab one & start reading/answering.
wordpress video plugin (probably not needed with 2.9.x)
Importing a single WordPress blog into WordPress MU the direct to database method, because nobody imports like the bava, NOBODY. Use this method for large sites where the usual export /Import is too big or when you want to also pull the users and options.
Handy MU plugins in the repo:
the wpmu tag results page There's been some interesting ones show up lately. Subscribe to the feed tag to keep up.
Donncha's Domain Mapping
Blog topics to categorize the blogs
New blog defaults
How to domain map blogs A writeup I did for WP webhost. This is cpanel-specific.
Donncha's blog the original (and only) dev of WPMU
500 errors and 1and1 webhost If you're having issues installing MU there.
Switch to blog and showing the main blog's nav bar on other blogs. This code goes in the other theme's header.php file.
just before the nav bar code put
right after the navbar code put
then it will always show the pages from Blog #1.
Yes it works for other code, but fair warning - switch to blog can get expensive. Think hard before using it on sites with lots of blogs.
When your permalinks don't work, either mod_rewrite isn't enabled, or isn't explicitly enabled on your vhost in apache. You'll need this line:
AllowOverride FileInfo Options
And the last one: Check your error logs! 😀