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

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Benefits or Problems for using Sub-Directory vs Sub-Domain install of WP Network

Reading through the documentation you have the ability to setup a WP Network in two ways, Sub-Domains and Sub-Directories. The only explanation they give you is Sub-directory sites It works with ...
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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 http://...
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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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switch_to_blog() performance considerations & alternatives

I'm currently in the conceptual phase for a multisite network. The rough idea is: There are multiple networked sites and all publish posts for their own. The network admin is able to establish "...
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How to consolidate all sitemaps in a multisite network?

I have a multisite installation with quite a lot sites on subdomains. The problem is that all multisite sitemap plugins create a separate sitemap for each site. I do not want to have to add dozens of ...
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How to set up Wordpress Multisite on multiple domains without plugin?

How to set up Wordpress Multisite, sub-folder setup, on multiple domains without plugin? For expample if I have two domains www.domain-one.com and second www.domain-two.com, i would like to have ...
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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/{$wpdb->blogid}/files/" ); I am trying to set it: if($...
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Customize default settings on new sites on multisite

As the title states i need an approach to change default settings when a new site is created on my wordpress multi site. I guess its easiest to keep the code in a mu-plugin but can a go about having ...
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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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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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How to use alias domain for multisite installation?

Is it possible to use alias-domain for multisite installation? I have tried domain-mapping plugin and Multi Domains plugin for WordPress, but this does not solve this problem. Example: I have ...
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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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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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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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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); $blog_title = implode(' ', array_slice($...
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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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Multisite Domain Mapping with SSL

I've done some searching but couldn't find this issue elsewhere, apologies if this has already been discussed elsewhere. I've set up a Multisite install; and am trying to set up domain mapping for ...
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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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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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Customizing wp-activate.php

Does anyone know how I can customise wp-activate.php? It wraps the content in <div id="content" class="widecolumn">, however in my theme the main wrapper is <div id="main"> Presumably, I ...
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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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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 ram....
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Generate a user list per site to communicate upgrade plans

My team has inherited a large WordPress Networks install. Updates need to be run and we need to communicate this to our editors and administrators. My system admin has asked me for a list of URLs and ...
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Multisite - how to remove the root '/' site?

I want to install WP in 3 languages: en, ro, ru mysite.com/en mysite.com/ro mysite.com/ru I was not sure, but installed WP in the root folder. Now I need to redirect visitors to default language. ...
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Multisite database upgrade SSL error

I have upgraded my Multisite setup WordPress to 3.6.1. And after that, when I do Network Upgrade > Database Upgrade it's showing: Warning! Problem updating http://www.example.com/site1. Your ...
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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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Error getting correct blog_id on MU from functions.php

I have script in my functions.php that seeks to locate the media directory of the site in which the theme is installed. This is pretty simple unless the site is an MU site. In that case, the media ...
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SSL wildcard issue for wp multisite subdomains

I have a problem with wildcard SSL and my host says they are unable to get it to work how I thought it would work. I have bought a wildcard SSL certificate thinking that it should work nicely with ...
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How do I make specific plugin functionality apply to different sites in a network?

I have a site specific plugin that I've written for the main site in my multisite network. Now I realize that the shortcodes that are in the plugin are also useful on the sub-sites, however the sub-...
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Hide a theme on list of themes in wp-admin without editing core files

I'm running a multisite network with 200+ themes installed and activated. Is there a way to manipulate the list of available themes in wp-admin so that certain theme does not appear in the list? I ...
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domain mapping confused about sunrise

When i try to access my domain mapping page it asks me to move the line define('sunrise', 'on') above the last require_once line in the wp-config file. It is already above this line. I tried moving it ...
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How to run WP Cron the right way?

I have WordPress Multisite with several sites. I set up DISABLE_WP_CRON to true in my wp-config.php. How to run wp-cron.php the right way? If we set up cron task with wget or curl we have 30 sec ...
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Templates for Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies

I am working on a custom theme for a network of sites that are deployed under a WordPress MultiSite installation. Within these theme I create 4 custom post types that have two taxonomies added to all ...
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Changing subdir multisite install to subdir core directory structure

Now that WordPress 3.5 is supposed to work with core files in subdirectory, I decided to move my local development setup (subdirectory multisite) to that configuration. Fast forward and what I have ...
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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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How can I have network sites not use year/month folders by default?

When creating a new network site, by default the site option Uploads Use Yearmonth Folders is on (set to 1). I have to set it to 0 each time I create a new site. This isn't horrid, but is it possible ...