Running multiple sites with one installation and one central management. Also known as network and WPMU.

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How To Add Custom Form Fields To The User Profile Page?

The user profile page has the following fields: Username First Name Last Name Nickname Display name Contact Info E-mail Website AIM Yahoo IM Jabber / Google Talk How can more fields be added to ...
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WordPress Multisite - global categories

Setting up a WP multisite instance - the client has an existing ontology / set of categories that they want to classify all content across the set of blogs. Also the desire is that any new categories ...
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What are options are there to implement a multi language site

What is the best way to have multiple languages on a site? I was thinking of using WP3.0 and then having each language of the site being a seperate blog in a sub directory. I.E. example.com ...
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restore_current_blog() vs switch_to_blog()

After every instance of switch_to_blog() you should call restore_current_blog() to restore the current (actually, previous) blog. But if you're looping through two or more blogs and calling ...
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How to Structure Wordpress for an Organization and its Departments?

I want to make a wordpress site for an organization (main) that has many departments. The requirements are There is only one website ( or maybe same theme for the main site and its department site) ...
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How to add Custom Blog Options to new blog setup form?

Seems like a simple enough requirement, but I'm struggling: I want to add an option field to the "Add New Site". A simple text option is fine. How do I do this? I need to save this custom blog ...
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How to use same email for multiple users

I have a very big multisite. And I got a request to enable option that multiple users can use the same email. I found a plugin "Allow Multiple Accounts" which doesn't work properly. I should figure ...
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Inherit plugin settings to new site in Multisite

I use the Breadcrumb NavXT plugin for a WP Multisite. I activated the plugin for all sites so I can use it throughout my network. My problem is that every time I add a new site I have to change the ...
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Filters 'request' and 'parse_query' not firing in sites.php nor link-manager.php

I'm trying to make sortable columns in Sites and Links listings admin pages. /wp-admin/network/sites.php and /wp-admin/link-manager.php The problem is the following filters are not firing up in ...
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Multisite on Windows with wildcard subdomains

I want to create a local network on a Windows machine using subdomains. I do not want to edit the hosts file for each new subdomain. But Windows does not support wildcard subdomains, and the Codex ...
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How do I create a custom role capability?

I wish to create a custom capability for accessing the interface of my plugin. Should the plugin manage adding this capability to all the administrator accounts on activation? If so: Does WordPress ...
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How to set permalink structure via functions.php

I'm setting up a Wordpress Network and wanted all new sites to have the same permalink structure (i.e. "/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/"). I'm wondering if this is possible to do via hooks or hacks in ...
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Can I set some default pages to be created on every creation of a new blog

The pages like "about" will be created automatically when a new blog is created. Likewise I need some other pages which should appear automatically when a blog is created under my multisites. How can ...
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Basic Multisite Question - Managing Content Centrally

Is it possible to manage content on multisite installations centrally? If I have a network of 20 sites, is it possible to change the content on one site and have it update across the network, or will ...
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How to list all network sites on one page

Can I list all the blogs in my network on one page?
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Custom Post Type, WP_Query and 'orderby'

I do have a custom post type with the following setup: $supports = array( 'title' , 'editor' , 'thumbnail' , 'revisions' , 'page-attributes' ); $args = array( 'hierarchical' ...
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4 single sites VS multisite wordpress

We're currently running a multisite wordpress install for 4 sites. Running into problems with pretty much every plugin ever made (mostly issues with user account creation etc), I'd really like to ...
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BuddyPress on Multisite

Does having BuddyPress installed on a Multisite setup mean that users in each of the different sites can interact or view the actions or content of users on other sites in the network?
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How Can I Centralize Content Usage and Approval in a WordPress Multi-Site installation

I am working with a non-profit client that runs several charities under one umbrella. A good metaphor would be to think of the United Way (but it's not the United Way). Can a WordPress multi-site ...
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WordPress upgrade now receiving Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error

We have just updated to WordPress 3.1.3 by following the WP manual install tutorial. Note: This is a Network-enabled (multi-site) install. After uploading the new files, we now get the following error ...
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Infinite loop problem with the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plug-in

When I'm logged out, everything works fine. When I'm logged in, I'm unable to visit the front-end of my site. My main page is actually located in a sub-folder of my multisite installation: ...
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How to add field for new site-wide option on Network Settings screen?

I'm working on a plugin, and part of it involves setting an option value that applies to all sites in a WordPress network. I know about the add_site_option and get_site_option functions that let you ...
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Set default avatar network-wide

I've seen plugins and snippets on how to set a new default avatar for a site. I'm wondering if this can be done network-wide, such that every new site on the network will have the network's avatar as ...
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BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE vs. SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE in WordPress Multisite?

I've been trying to figure out why we have the constants BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE and SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE (vs. hardcoding them to be equal to 1), what exactly the differences are, and when either of them ...
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How can I display all Multisite blogs where this user is administrator?

Given the user ID, how can I display all the blogs where this user is administrator? I tried: <?php $user_id = 2; $user_blogs = get_blogs_of_user( $user_id ); echo '<ul>'; foreach ...
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Restrict Admin Capabilities in MultiSite

update_core update_plugins update_themes install_plugins install_themes delete_themes edit_plugins edit_themes Hi, I want to restrict those capabilities to user_id = ...
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How to set up wordpress domain mapping on MAMP Pro

I am trying to set up a wordpress multisite with MAMP Pro that will allow me to have two different domains (one domain for each language): dev.domainenglish.com dev.domainfrench.com I have already ...
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How to disable Multisite sign-up page?

If we try to access a non-existant Multisite site, e.g., http://site1.example.com or http://example.com/site1/, we are redirected to http://example.com/wp-signup.php?new=site1. How to block this and ...
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Help - Why my roles are not showing? Multi-site/Network

My network is showing roles in some sites and not in others. For some reason that I can't explain, when I add a new user, I have no role to choose from on the drop down box of a sub-site in my ...
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Outputting Canonical Resource URLs Across a Multisite Network?

Say a theme "foo" is used on across a network of sites. In each site, all the theme resources (.css, .js, etc.) will have distinct URLs: http://network/siteA/wp-content/themes/foo/style.css ...
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Protect Uploads in Multisite

I am using WordPress multisite (3.3.1) and am trying to protect uploads from certain blogs from being hotlinked and directly accessed. This is loosely related to How to Protect Uploads, if User is not ...
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Can i merge 2 new WP_Query($variable) 's?

I am running a multisite network and i have setup a sql query that uses swith_to_blog(); and queries the posts. Is there a way that i can declare the query inside a new WP_Query and actually merge ...
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Lock one of WP Network sites for not registered users

I have a blog network (Multisite), with domain mapping plugin installed, and some of my sites are under development, so I want to lock them from not registered users. I tested a few plugins designed ...
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How to Check If A Plugin Is Enabled Through API?

How to find out if a particular plugin is enabled in a sub-blog in a multisite blog?
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“Upgrade Network” error: stuck with SSL certificate verification

When trying to update one Network/MU install, I got the following error. Warning! Problem updating https://subdomain-A.example.com. Your server may not be able to connect to sites running on it. ...
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Allowing logged in users to comment without moderation across a multisite installation

I currently do web admin for an internet community based on BuddyPress and Multi Site, and use the Comment author must have a previously approved comment setting to make it easier for users to comment ...
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subdomain archiving

I've been trying to figure out if this can be done through Multisite, but I'm pretty new to this concept so please forgive any ignorance. I'm looking for a way in which my client can easily archive a ...
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Redirect Site Geologically

I am using WordPress mu and need to redirect my site based on the users geo location. For example if you go to yahoo from the US it will goes to yahoo.com, but if you visit the site from India it ...
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How does WP decide how to evaluate database integrity

I've upgraded a handful of WPMU sites from 2.9 to WP3. I've never had problems with that process .. until today, when all of a sudden, one install tells me that the DB is missing some tables. The ...
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How do I transition multiple installations to a single Multisite installation?

I have a client who runs 8 different blogs, currently on 8 separate installations of WordPress. I'm trying to encourage them to move to a single MS installation instead to make it easier (mostly on ...
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Programmatically create blogs with dummy content on a WPMU site

I'm trying to set up a WPMU test environment with 5-6K blogs, lots of posts comments, users etc. Browsing trough the WP's functions, I picked up wp_insert_post, wp_insert_comment, ...
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Ideal WP multisite server setup for up to 1000 sites?

I plan to host up to 1000 sites for a large non-profit. Each site could get quite a bit of traffic. What is the ideal setup? VPS, *ngix, mem-cache etc?
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WordPress sharding: which multi-DB plugin to use?

I've got a WordPress multisite installation that's hosting enough blogs I need to shard the database. I see there are three plugins available to spread WordPress across multiple databases: ...
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Changing Plugin Load Order

I'm writing a plugin, bar, which is dependent on another plugin, foo, being activated, and I need the functions from foo to be available when bar loads. Normally plugins are loaded in alphabetical ...
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Redirect to a Plugin Settings Page After Multisite Site Creation?

I am using a geo-tag map plugin called Geo Mashup, along with a WordPress Multisite install. When I create a new site, an alert appears (in the admin alerts area) immediately telling me I have to go ...
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How to use Multiple-Domains in one Multi-Site Installation?

I have created a Multi-Site and want to help my friends to create Sub-sites under it.I also have Idea to offer 3 choices to chose from the domain names they wish . For Example : My main ...
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Full Domain Mapping with WP3 in Multiuser Mode

You may have learned already to reconfigure your WP3 so that it loads in MU mode, and set it for subdomains. Evidently my Dallas client claims that instead of just subdomains, there are some tricks ...
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How to Display Network Post Count?

Is it possible to display the total post count for all blogs in a Network? get_blog_count and get_user_count do so for blogs and users, but I can't find any methods to do so for post count.
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Mega WordPress Applications WPMU or otherwise

I'm a small-timer, so I was amazed at this question: Ideal WP multisite server setup for up to 1000 sites?. I know that WordPress is a highly flexible platform, but what types of entities/businesses ...
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Convert existing site to network

We have an existing WP3 site and would like to make it multiuser instead of the multiple installs we have now. I add the "WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE" CODE and relaunch - start the Network and then add the ...