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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); There's a new and very little documented feature in 3.0 for changing the default theme. And? This will work on single WordPress installs as well as being handy for a network of sites. The magic line is this in your config file: define('WP_DEFAULT_THEME',...

Users of WordPressMU have long been aware of a folder within wp-content called mu-plugins. Obvious conclusions were drawn because of the name and where it was, but this actually stands for "must-use" plugins. Why? Because any code (plugin) placed in the folder is run automagically,...

A very little-know and hidden feature in WordPress MU is the ability to add a customize page that is displayed when a blog is suspended or archived. Only Site Admins can archive or suspend a blog, and you can do this in the Site Admin...

Here's a plugin complete with a widget that lets the site admin pick and choose which posts to feature. A backend menu is created where the admin can input a sitewide feed. In MU, the menu item is under site Admin, and in regular WordPress,...

When you install WPMU by default the subdomain option is checked. This is for blogs in the format of username.yourdomain.com. There are two steps that need to be done to your server in order for this to work. In Apache, there needs to be a line in...

Note: This WordPress plugin has been submitted to the weblogtooolscollection plugin competition 2009. Working with a single large export file can be difficult. Use this plugin to create multiple export files that contain sections of your blog. This plugin has been tested on WP versions 2.7...

One often requested feature is the ability to put a domain name on a sub-blog. Most people are unsure of what to call it, so I'll tell you - domain mapping. :) While there has been a few ways to approach this in the past,...

One of the hardest, and ultimately neato-cool features of MU is the way it creates user's blogs. On installation, you are given the choice of subdomains (username.domain.tld) or subdirectories (domain.tld/username/). Either way, the site admin does not have to create subdomain or subdirectories for users. They...

I think this comes up in the forum at least once a week, so here's some handy tips & instructions. First though, some explanations of the terminology. Hook - what a plugin does when we want it to "hook" into, or run with, whatever wordpress is...

Error logs play an important part in determining what is going on with your setup. Sometimes errors are surpressed from screen viewing, so the results are stored in a file. The system itself will write to an error log in the root folder. That is...