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

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What's the Best Way to Structure a Multi-Content Blog?

A Little Background I've been running a blog for 4 years that discusses just about anything I feel like writing. My car, backpacking trips, my church, marketing strategy, WordPress code, movies I ...
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How to tell which database tables belongs to which multisite site

I have a local multisite installation I use for development with a relatively large number of sites set up. Every site has its own numbered database tables (i.e. wp_n_links, wp_n_options, ...
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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 do I get /blog on my WordPress multisite

I have a 3.0.1 site with MULTISITE enabled and would like one of the sites to live at /blog, but when I try to create a new site with that path, I get this error: The following words are reserved for ...
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Listing of all uploaded files in network sites

Can I list all files uploaded by users in Network sites? In Multisite each user can manage their files with their own blog but the Super admin can't monitor all the uploaded files...how can i do that?
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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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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 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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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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How to tell if a plugin is multisite compatible?

As a WordPress admin newbie, I just went through my first non-automatic WordPress upgrade. I upgraded five different WordPress installs from 4.1.3 to 4.2. They all refer to different web sites ...
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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: http://...
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wp_get_attachment_image_src multisite issue

I'm running the latest version of WordPress 4.4.1, and I'm having a very frustrating issue. I run a multisite installation, and use Advanced Custom Fields throughout the site to allow the imagery to ...
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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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multisite: use a virtual subfolder for subblogs

For our school, we use a wordpress network. The main domain gives access to general information and sub-sites are specific projects managed by students. I would like that all sub-sites have their url ...
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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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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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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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Multisite htaccess on localhost with WP as an SVN external?

I've mimicked Otto's setup here: http://ottopress.com/2011/creating-a-wordpress-site-using-svn/ and my brief example is below. That tutorial is specific to a single site install, and specifies a ...
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How to check if image is already stored in a site's post database? (network)

I currently have configured Wordpress so that a post can be copied to other sites within a Wordpress network. However, a post may be broadcast more than once, and I want to check if the image is ...
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How to setup LDAP authentication with WP multisite

I would like to set up my WP multisite install so that it will authenticate with our LDAP server. I had this working using the WPMU LDAP authentication plugin, but it no longer appears to be working ...
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Issue with Custom Roles in Multisite

So I've been going through hell with Custom Roles. I will try to be as descriptive as possible, to highlight my issue. Before anyone mentions it - I would like to avoid using a plugin, since that, to ...
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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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Multisite posts in categories on network

I'm running a multisite with a main site and 3 subsites (the number of subsites will be over 200 at the end). Now on every site I have a category called A, Category called B, and Category called C. On ...
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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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Steps for Moving Multiple WordPress Installs to a Multisite Install?

(Moderator's Note: Original title was: "Steps to move multiple wordpress installations to a WP MU installation") Any tips on moving multiple WordPress installations to a single Multisite[1] ...
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WP Multisite development with Mamp Pro and wildcard subdomains, not really working for me

I´m trying to set up a local development environment for me to work on a Wordpress multisite that I´m building. I use Mamp Pro with default ports (Apache: 80, MySQL: 3306), and I also added a new host ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to get blog name, when using Wordpress Multisite

I have a wordpress multisite installtion with 5 sites within, the multisite is called Lifestyle Homes Cars Architecture Holidays Communities I am trying to get the blog name, for each blog when ...
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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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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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Network not displaying all sites and users

We have more than 10,000 users and blogs on our wordpress network. There are 2 problems: admin blogs listing wp-admin/network/sites.php only displays 1 page, no pagination, not displaying all blogs ...
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Is there any central control/access panel for several WordPress sites?

We have many WordPress sites on different hosts with different domain names. Is there any solution for accessing all posts and settings with a central management tool? It's been very hard for us ...
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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 happenin')...
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What is wrong with using add_option with Multisite instead of add_blog_option in a plugin

I'm working on a new plugin but it's my first to save which will save an option to the database. Currently I'm using add_option and I assumed that - activation would fail or - the wrong value would ...
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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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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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How to run an activation function when plugin is network activated on multisite?

I'm trying to make my plugin multisite compatible. I'm using the register_activation_hook() function to register my my_activate() function to run when the plugin is activated. This works well on a ...
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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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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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Multisite Network Port Num Issues?

I am following This tutorial to Create a Network of WordPress Sites . After adding /* Multisite */ define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true ); to my wp-config.php file and when I start to configure ...
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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, create_empty_blog(),...
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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", ... "subN.domain....
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Wordpress Multisite: Adding actions to only one site

I have Wordpress Multisite installed with WooCommerce network activated. I want to add an action to a hook in ONE of the sites that has WooCommerce installed, instead of all of them. For example, I ...
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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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What methods should be used to fend off splogs in a multiuser install? [closed]

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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Multisite - Keep users logged in only to their site

How can we keep users logged in only to their site and not to entire network? If they visit other sites on the network I want to be the same as they visit any other typical website on the internet.