I have been struggling with how to integrate a site-wide search on a WordPress MU site for a few days.  I tried One Search, wpSearchMu, and a couple of others, but I could not get any of them to work.  Finally, I installed Donncha‘s WordPress MU Sitewide Tags Pages plugin. The install process is simple…

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I have been installing WordPress MU and BuddyPress a lot recently as I test and test and test it for a client’s website.  The uploading of files via ftp has been the biggest consumer of time during this process. Yesterday, I discovered a simple PHP script that makes installing WPMU, BuddyPress, WordPress, or really anything…

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Note: These are the notes for a presentation I gave at Minnebar on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Definitions BuddyPress is a plugin for WordPress MU (Multi-User) that basically allows you to install and customize your own personal version of Facebook and/or Ning.  WordPress MU is amazing software that lets users set up their own websites…

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A client of mine who is on a Dreamhost shared hosting account wants to give Buddypress a test drive.  I was chagrined to learn that Dreamhost no longer allows WordPress MU to be installed on any shared hosting account (WordPress MU is the engine that runs Buddypress).  Dreamhost used to allow it to be installed,…

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I am working on my first serious WordPress MU installation in a couple of years, and I came across an interesting question:  How do I use the main home page navigation across all blogs?  Basically, I need the main navigation to be the same on every blog. After some research, I came upon this discussion…

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