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

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Use wp_nav_menu() to display a Menu from another site in a Network install?

So I'm basically upgrading an older site and I need to make it multisite as well for some blogs and such. I'd like to have the main site Menu(created from the admin) available on the other sites in ...
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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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Is there a way to define wp_blogs domains in wp-config?

In my multisite setup I have multiple environments that I want to share the same database, but use different domains. server1.example.com server2.example.com example.com ... each of those would ...
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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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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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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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How to upload images manually to wordpress?

I would like to know if it is possible to manually upload images to WordPress (ftp/scp) and make it recognize them and add them to the media browser. This also has to work with Wordpress running in ...
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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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Multisite behind Varnish

I'm trying to use varnish with a wp 3.0.5 site with Network (Multisite), when I access the varnish URL, I get this message: Multisite only works without the port number in the URL. Do I need a ...
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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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Perform action on WPMU blog deletion

Hi guys :) I know there is the wpmu_new_blog action hook which enables us to perform an action when a new WPMU blog is created. Is there something similar to this which enables us to perform an action ...
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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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How do I know if a user has a blog in Wordpress Multisite?

I have a Wordpress Multisite installation with Buddypress. I would want to restrict people from creating another blog so that they have only one blog. How do I achieve this?
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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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How does wordpress know which site to setup (on multisite)?

Ok for subdomain it's easy. I guess it just looks up the subdomain: blog5.site.com => explode('.', $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'])... But how does it do it for sub-directory setups? This should be ...
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Sitemap Plugin for WordPress Network

Is there a plugin similar to the Google Sitemap plugin that works for a mutli-site install?
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Theoretical Multi-Server WordPress Setup with Shared Users

The organization I work for would benefit if we could take the existing WordPress installations that are located on several (~5) different servers and be able to use a universal database with the ...
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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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Best way to develop multisite and deploy on another server?

I have no previous experience in developing multisites so be easy on me. I´m familiar with developing and launching single sites though. I´m looking for the smoothest way to build a multisite for my ...
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Add new column to sites page

I'm trying to get info into my network sites page in a column. Below works great to grab the network site ID for each site. How can I make it display the option_value for the item (blog_expire) in ...
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Multisite with Different Domains

This question is similar to Multisite with entirely different domains? which was not answered. I am re-asking. I want to host multiple domains using WP multisite, which is installed and working ...
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Weird Issue with load balanced WP 3.0 setup

I have a wordpress MU (3.0.1) setup (upgraded from 2.9.2). It runs on 4 instances, load balanced, and all 4 connect to same database. Now, when only one instance is running, it is working fine... ...
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Unable to login to new custom domain on multisite?

Background I setup WordPress Multisite a while ago. I added one on a custom domain, and more on subdomains of the main site. Since then I've added more on subdomains, and so far everything has worked ...
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Blog Settings import/export in Wordpress Network environment

I can't use PHPMyAdmin to export/import my blogs from one server to an other because I'm using Wordpress Network. Export/import works pretty well for Posts, custom posts types and their media, but ...
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Sharding BLOGUPLOADDIR

I am trying to sharding BLOGUPLOADDIR but couldnt success atm. This is default one: define( 'BLOGUPLOADDIR', WP_CONTENT_DIR . "/blogs.dir/{$wpdb->blogid}/files/" ); I am trying to set it: ...
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How to manage hundreds of WordPress sites?

I am managing 100+ WordPress sites in a single multisite install. The sites are completely independent (i.e. the site's owners do not know that they are hosted on the same server). So far the ...
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Wordpress Multisite allow site admin to add user without email confirmation

In Wordpress Multisite,a site admin (not a super admin) doesn't have the option “Add the user without sending them a confirmation email” when adding a new user. Is there a way to bypass the ...
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Cron firing my function everytime wp-admin is visited

This is a MU-plugin I'm developing, and I want it to run hourly. Unfortunately, it's running every time I visit any site's wp-admin page. I've used the Debug Bar plugin with the Cron plugin, and it ...
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Possible to make custom role in multisite that can add sites?

I am creating a network on MultiSite, and am wanting to keep the Super Admin privileges very tightly locked. This setup is hosed on WPengine, and they add their plugin in the dashboard that shows the ...
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Multisite blog converting categories to subdomains

Having http://site.com/category/xyz = http://xyz.site.com/ I would like to move the content from each category to its equivalent subdomain blog, so that when I will access http://site.com/new-post/, ...
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find a random blogid across my multisite network that has at least one post published

I need to find a random blog across my multisite network that has at least one post published of a certain post_type, and return its blogid as a variable so I can use it in a switch_to_blog() call. I ...
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How to make a newly registered site on multisite network “live” only when the user is ready

By default, a new site created on a multisite installation is "live" and viewable by everyone (if they know the address) right after the user creates it. What is the best approach to changing this ...
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At MultiSite Network Update “Can't Resolve host”, override and continue updating

When the WordPress Network Update script runs, if it gets to a site it "cannot resolve", the script stops there, and no sites are updated period. So if there is 1 site in a 1000 site MultiSite install ...
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Set up collaborative site

I 'm setting up a site to allow multiple associations to use it. I ask your help to decide whether it's worth to consider switching to the current 'single site with many plugins' approach, whick feels ...
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Wordpress multisite,several different languages,page redirect?

I have something like this http://example.com/en , http://example.com/fr and http://example.com/es for example I would like if I'm on this page http://example.com/en/about-us/ when I click on other ...
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Built to scale, or worry later?

I'm starting a service that offers websites that runs on a giant Wordpress multi-site. I have a cloud based vps with nginx-php5-php-fpm-mysql. Storage with Amazon S3, distribution with MaxCDN. WP ...
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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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Creating multiple blogs

I'm trying to bulk-create a certain number of blogs: $blog_count = 5; $site = get_current_site(); while($blog_count > 0){ shuffle($words); $blog_title = implode(' ', ...
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Upload path/URL weirdness for the main blog of a multisite/network setup

We have a WP network (with domain mapping) that was started pre WP 3.5, so it was using ms-files.php and wp-content/blogs.dir/ to store media files. I wanted to remove ms-files.php dependency and ...
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Using Vagrant for customizable Wordpress Multi-sites [closed]

Background: My partner and I have a goal to create a customizable vagrant project that uses Wordpress multi site, as a local development environment. Ideal Use Case: Various developers on our team ...
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Add additional Network constants to wp-config.php dynamically

When starting with a fresh Network install, the first step is a single site install that has one additional line in the wp-config.php file: define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true ); After that we have ...
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Category page doesn't use category.php, instead it redirects to homepage

I am currently modifying a theme. This theme doesn't had a category.php I needed a custom category page. So, I made one. It works on my local server, but when I uploaded it to a real server, this page ...
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Multisite - Retrieve the same theme option from all sites of the network

I'm running multisite with each subsite using the same custom theme. I'm using NHP Options for logo upload and contact page info changes in that theme. I'd like to add a site list page to the main ...
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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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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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Memory needed to host 200 wordpress sites?

I'm planning to use Multisite to host 200 different wordpress blog with each having their own unique subdomain. I notice each time I create a virtual host for each subdomain it'll use roughly 50mb ...