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

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I want to develop locally with Multisite, then migrate each site to separate remote WP installs

I use WordPress for the majority of my client work. I develop locally with MAMP and then move the sites to the remote server when its time to go live or show the client the progress. I just migrate ...
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Convert a Multisite Wordpress install into a Single site

Given a wordpress multisite network, with a main blog, and assuming all content has been moved on to that blog, how would one collapse the network back down into a standard wordpress non-network ...
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Using one media library for a multisite network with Wordpress 3.5 media library

I'm currently looking to modify Wordpress so that it always uses the primary site for images. I am achieving this using: function use_main_blog_library() { echo "<script>alert('is ...
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Prevent network activation of plugin

I have a plugin that currently doesn't support network activation. The best fix for this of course is to fix it :) which I plan to do. However I wonder if there is a temporary solution I can use to ...
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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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Need help sorting “My Sites” Alphabetically

I have 40+ sites showing up in the "My Sites" page with more planned. Unfortunately WordPress doesn't sort them alphabetically, and that makes it a pain to move from site to site during routine ...
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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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What methods should be used to fend off splogs in a multiuser install?

We're running 3.1.1 multi-user with the latest BuddyPress plugin, but we're having all sorts of issues with splog signups. So far, we've started using Anti-Splog, Bad Behavior, ReCaptcha on the ...
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How to set configuration options for particular sub blogs?

Is it possible to set configuration options such as DEBUG mode only for specific sub blogs in a wordpress multisite installation? If so, how?
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Where can I find documentation on what characters are allowed in user names and why?

I would love to be able to use spaces in usernames, but this does not seem possible. Is there a writeup in the codex or somewhere that explains what characters are allowed and why it was restricted to ...
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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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Using same directory for storing all uploaded images on a Wordpress network

I currently use a Wordpress network in order to run a number of sites, which all use the same template, plugins and images. As posts appear on a multiple sites, it makes sense to only upload images to ...
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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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How to hide admin account in BuddyPress? (for security reasons)

I have been working with WordPress for the past 3-4 years, but I am new to BuddyPress. I would like to hide the admin account completely from BuddyPress for security reasons. For example with a ...
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DB connection error after copying a WordPress Multisite instance to a second location

Here's my setup. I have a Multisite instance running at http://example.com, and I want to do development and staging. Moving an existing Multisite instance of WP onto localhost is a nightmare, so I'm ...
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Uninstall script for a plugin in Multisite

I've just realized that the traditional uninstall.php file along a plugin is not working in Multisite. if ( !defined( 'WP_UNINSTALL_PLUGIN' ) ) exit(); delete_option( 'plugin_option_name' ); ...
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WordPress 3 Multisite using subdomains.- DNS on Cpanel question

using google to search for answers to how to setup a cpanel"based" domain to use with WordPress 3 Multisite using subdomains (subdomain1.domain.com, subdomain2.domain.com etc.) answer: "just go to ...
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How to Control user registrations directly on sub-sites

Does anybody have Idea to enable a wordpress based multisite user to automatically get access to all sub-sites under same Multi site ? If I have A Multi-site installation(Also Buddypress enabled) at ...
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Is there an easy way to separate themes on network?

Assume we have a multisite network. All sites in the network are separated into groups by some option value. What I want to do is to separate network available themes to be available to specific ...
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Create multiple subdomains for multi-site from a database

I want to create multiple subdomains for users. I know how to create multiple subdomains manually using creating network. But, i have so many users, I can't create those subdomains manually one by ...
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Automatic Upgrade Filters in Multisite

Related to this question: How Do I Configure Automatic Updates in WordPress 3.7? I help maintain the Update Control Plugin - source on wp dot org/trunk. The Plugin is quite simple; it sets filters ...
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WordPress Multisite, NGINX and WordPress Subdirectory Install

I'm attempting to set up WordPress skeleton (https://github.com/markjaquith/WordPress-Skeleton/) in a multisite configuration. WordPress skeleton already places WordPress in a subdirectory (wp by ...
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How to map a specific multi-site blog to a folder?

I have a multi-site set up in a sub folder called sites, like: domain/sites/blog1 domain/sites/blog2 I would like a specific blog called mag to be accessible at domain/mag without revealing the ...
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WP Multisite: load content from site X on site Y

I'm running a WP multisite-network on my professional website (http://mydomain.com). I'd like to play around with jQuery Mobile and deliver a different website and web experience to mobile users, so I ...
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Roles other than Super admin accessing manage_network_themes

We currently use the Wordpress Multisite and Networks to control a few blogs of ours. We are looking to give other users on the network permission to manage the themes on the network. We've ...
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How to do I get a list of active plugins on my wordpress blog programmatically?

I have 2 blogs, one which is multisite and one which isn't. I want to get a list of plugins active on both the blogs so I can compare them. On the multisite blog, I want to list the plugins which are ...
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How To Provide Sub-Blogs Their Own Domain Names?

I ran a search that did not yield that many results. Is it possible, and how can each sub-blog of a multi-site installation be given its own domain name?
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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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5 blogs on one WordPress site

What is the best way to have multiple blogs on one site? I am not talking about Multisite. What I want is one website with 5 blogs. All accessible from one menu and editable from one backend, I could ...
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WordPress Multisite. Can domain be used instead of subdomain?

i am new to multisite. It is a simple question. I know WordPress multisite can be setup for subdomains. Is it possible to use domains along with subdomains? I have searched google but have not had ...
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How to Get a List of Sub Blogs without Using get_blog_list()?

The get_blog_list() function has been deprecated from v3.0. How does one get a list of blogs in a multisite blog?
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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 ...
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How would I compare and remove hacks to core?

I have been put in charge of a site that have a lot (and i mean it) of core hacks, some are pretty easy, some are really hard to spot (like removing a do_action on the_content. So, my question is , ...
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How to delete post revisions?

I haven't set a limit to the number of revisions, which makes some of my post have more than 20 revisions, so how to delete these revisions? By the way, I am using WPMU and have many blogs, so how to ...
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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 upload doc and pdf but not ppt - not permitted for security reasons

"Insert search engine here" was pretty useless for this one - I've had a look through wp-includes/functions.php, wp-admin/includes/file.php etc. but not found a reason for the behaviour I'm getting. ...
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Listing of all site options in dashboard

I know that I can visit /wp-admin/options.php on a single install (or on a sub-site on a multisite install), and it will give me a formatted list of all of the options in the site's {prefix}opitions ...
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Settings API in Multisite - Missing update message

When I use the settings API in a multisite installation and the options page sits at the network level, posting the options to options.php does not work, because the administration page sits at ...
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How Is Network Activate Different From Activate (by Implementation)?

How is plugin network activate different from normal activation by implementation? What is done/not done in network activation that is done/not done in activation?
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Running several WordPress sites on same core / plugins?

Is it possible to run more than one site on the same WordPress core and a set of plugins? I want to be able to have custom plugins and themes for each site, but have a base set that is the same, to ...
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Allowing periods in usernames

I have a multi-site installation of wordpress currently running, and I am having some problems with user registration. Currently, I use an external authentication plugin (similar to LDAP i guess) and ...
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Sharing Dynamic Sidebars across Multisite Blogs

I'm trying to find away to retrive a dynamic sidebar from one blog and print it on another blog in the same install of Wordpress Multisite. I have tried switch_to_blog($blog_id); ...
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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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Multisite - sub-subfolders for certain blogs

Consolidating several blogs into a single multisite instance - we have 2 sets of blogs - active and archived. What's the best way of adding /archive/ to the URLs of the archived blogs? So, as an ...
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What is the best way to load the WP environment in a subdomain of my multisite Wordpress install?

I have a subfolder install of WP multisite, let's say at "domain.com". I now need to load the WP environment in subdomains of domain.com, say "sub1.domain.com", "sub2.domain.com", ... ...
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How to individually set WP_DEBUG on a sub-directory multisite?

According to this question, it's possible to turn on/off WP_DEBUG for specific sites on a multisite. Is it possible to do this with a sub-directory multisite?
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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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Multisite - Protect categories from deletion?

UPDATE: For anyone following this thread, the plugin solution does work, but seems to have a problem on my multisite format. I have now tested on 3 individual installs and on 3 multisites. On the ...
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Wildcard subdomain for the same site

Is there any way to make all requests to any subdomain load the same Wordpress website e.g. user1.example.com, user2.example.com and user3.example.com all load the same website, but with the links ...
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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 = ...