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

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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 ...
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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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What is the correct way to map multiple domains in a WordPress 4.1 multisite install?

I'm aware of this question and others but have not found a definitive answer to how a domain should be set up with multisite so that www and non-www variants behave correctly. I believe I have ...
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Overriding the default WP Multisite notification e-mail

Is it possible to hook in and override the default notification message for WP MS? I know the message being sent out is in /wp-admin/user-new.php if ( is_multisite() ) { function ...
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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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Remove the blog slug from Wordpress Multisite root node

I have been looking at whether it is possible to remove the blog from the post & caetegory URL's in a multisite setup on the root node. I have found the Multisite sites settings and removed the ...
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Turn off ms-files.php after network setup

I have a multisite that was setup on WordPress 3.4. That means that uploads for sub-sites are stored in wp-content/blogs.dir/{blog_id}/files and are served through ms-files.php. In WordPress 3.5, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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What is the most comprehensive backup plugin for WordPress (it does not have to be free)? [closed]

Related to this question I am currently using Automatic WP backup. It works ok. Now I am looking for something more comprehensive and granular. A plugin that let's me choose the sites to backup ...
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3.9 breaks multisite

I just updated to 3.9 and all my sites are now the main (first) site on the network. If I go to a subsite admin page the url will say that I am on my subsite but I am actually on the admin for the ...
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Troubleshooting a Network site displaying a blank page

I have a Wordpress install in Network mode, with subdomains. sitex.example.com is displaying a white page, with nothing in the source code. Other network sites display fine. I renamed the theme the ...
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Adding capabilities to super admins

I'm developing a plugin that uses custom capabilities. Some of those capabilities need to be added to all users who are super admins. Currently, I'm using this code: $supers = get_super_admins(); ...
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How does wordpress multisite manage subdomains?

I have a Wordpress multisite installed, and would like to understand how the subdomains actually are managed, ie how does my wordpress multisite knows where to find the files/data when a browser ...
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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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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 ...
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Using wp_insert_post() with Networking enabled

I'm working on a script that will drop articles directly into the wordpress database, using wp_insert_posts(). However, I have networking enabled and the wp_insert_post() reference page has no ...
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Can You Export Theme Settings From WordPress Multisite?

I do local WP development on a WordPress Multisite instance. What is the best way to move theme settings from there to the live instance? By theme settings I am talking about widgets and theme ...
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Editing theme files and access to the Code pages only to super-admin?

When I deal with Multisite installation.Some themes like mystique and aparatus provide the widget areas with in the theme-settings page to enter Advertising codes in the form of HTML or java script ...
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How can I diagnose a slow Wordpress admin?

Over the past few months the admin pages on my wordpress multisite site (around 80 sites) have been taking around 20 seconds to load. I am running the latest version of wordpress (version 4.1). ...
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Creating a Dev box from an existing production machine?

I've inherited a WP Networks production server which needs a few updates. However, some users have made some customizations to themes (without creating a child theme). Ideally, I'd like to 'clone' ...
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Force Network Admin Dashboard to 1 column on wordpress multisite

I am wondering whether anyone knows how to force the dasboard layout to 1 column on a wordpress Multisite install for the Network Admin Dashboard This is part of the solution but it does not force ...
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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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Multisite, turn off “create new site”

If someone enters the wrong URL to my wordpress multisite, they get the option to create another site in the network. Why does this happen, and how do I turn it off?
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Merging multiple wp_query objects

I have the code below for a multisite install. It works fine, but I need to merge each WP_Query loop object from each multisite together for use in another template with the WordPress loop. Is this ...
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How can I manage all multisite pending comments in one place?

I have a WP multisite installation with a large number of sites. Thanks to auto-approving comments from registered users and invite only registration we no longer need to receive email notifications ...
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How do I fix problems with users not being able to publish and only submit for review after upgrade of Multisites installation?

We have a previous WPMU installation that has been upgraded to a WordPress Multisites installation. Since upgrading to 3.3.2 from 3.2.1 we have problem with editors/admin not being able to post on ...
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Hard Code Pages into a Theme for a Network (multisite) Installation

I'm creating a multisite network and I am looking for a way to have it so new blogs that are created have a couple of standard pages set up automatically. The purpose of these pages will be to ...
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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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Multisite wide post type?

Is it possible to have a multisite wide post type without duplicating the posts? That is a post type that is the same no matter what blog you are on? Theoretical example: StackExchange has many ...
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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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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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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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Why can't a WordPress network (multisite) in it's own folder use subdomains?

If I'm setting up a brand new multisite installation with WordPress in it's own folder (say /wp/) why can't I configure the network to use subdomains instead of subfolders? Currently, if I try to ...
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Querying post from a multisite network

I am working on a multisite blog network where I have to display recent post on my home page, 10 post per page navigation. I did implement it using wpdb object with one complex sql statement. I got ...
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latest 5 posts using switch_to_blog loop

im sure i must be doing something wrong and would really appreciate a little help. I am trying to loop through all of my Sub Dir "Multisite" blogs using switch_to_blog, below: global $wpdb, ...
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Sub-directory blog on a sub-domain WordPress network site

I have a WordPress Network install with the individual sites installed on subdomains. example.com a.example.com b.example.com I would now like to launch a blog on each of the sites. It'd like the ...
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WordPress Multi Site Best Practice

This question is mainly to get some clarification on best practice for setting up a WordPress Multi-Site. As I have not done this before. I have outlined the scenario below. All help is greatly ...
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Import a regular WordPress blog into a MU installation

I am looking for a safe way to import independent blogs into a WordPress MU installation. The basic idea is to merge multiple blogs running on subdomains into a single wordpress installation with MU ...
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Two-level multisites in WordPress

I'm wondering if there is a way to implement something like sub-multisites, like parent-child multisite relation. So, what i want is a way to have something like this: /site1 /site1/subsite1 ...
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Which is the recommended method to transfer a wordpress site to wordpress Multisite?

I want to create a wordpress site on my local server and then trasfer it into another server that runs a wordpress multisite installation. Which way is safer to follow: a) install a wordpress single ...
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Hierarchical Page Listing of all Pages in a Multisite Network

I would like to create a page template that does a listing of all pages across all blogs within a multisite network and list those pages starting with the blog name of the site and then list out the ...
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Uploading Images to Multi-Site Causes Failure to HTTP Error

Just to fill you in on my situation. Running WordPress multi-site version: 3.5.2 clean install. Zero 3rd party plugins. All of my plugins have been disabled for debugging. Using WordPress MU ...
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How to modify author base slug with groups and slug to use nice_nickname?

After reading the following suggestions from Jan Fabry regarding URL rewrite and the author slug I took the challenge in combining both solution in one. Change author base slug for different roles ...