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UMW Blogs Upgraded to WP 3.0 (a play-by-play)

I’m glad (and relieved) to finally say UMW Blogs has been upgraded to the WP 3.0 merged core files without a hitch. Whew! This was a burner for me, a bit more fear and trembling going into this one than … Continue reading Continue reading

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Into the mud, Scum Web! Or, picking through the ruins that was WPMu

Image credit: Thomas Hawk’s No Dark Sarcasm in the classroom
I’m not sure when I got derailed from the Summer of Love, it was all going so well. And then the bastards, scum bags, and profit-driven web denizens seemed to hang … Continue reading Continue reading

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Weird Visual Editor Issue on WP 3.0, RC 1

Having an odd issue on bavatuesdays that I can’t reproduce on any other sites in my install (namely jimgroom.net. wpmued.org, etc.). I can’t see the buttons in the visual editor, by default my visual editor icons in the Add New Post page … Continue reading Continue reading

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Upgrading from WPMu to WP 3.0: Keep your config!

I just updated to the latest version of WordPress 3.0 (release candidate 1) and one of the things I realized while upgrading my own sites is that you should really keep your WPMu wp-config.php file. I figured that I would … Continue reading Continue reading

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WordPress 3.0, you had me at Custom Menus

So while playing around with WordPress 3.0, beta 2 tonight, I tried out the new Custom Menu feature within the Appearance section, and I have to say I’ve been waiting a long time for this kind  of functionality. Finally you … Continue reading Continue reading

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WordPress University

The NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) is hosting an all day conference on April 6th that is entirely dedicated to WordPress in Higher Ed brilliantly titled “WordPress University.” The conference features a range of speakers dealing with everything from WordPress … Continue reading Continue reading

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Domain Mapping on Google Sites and UMW Blogs

Yesterday morning I went to visit a faculty member—Andy Smith in Historic Preservation—who has been using Google sites for a project she is working on called Fred Buildings. It is actually one of the nicer sites I’ve seen built with … Continue reading Continue reading

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BuddyPress Groups as Courses at the College of Wooster

I was looking at the posts on WPMu Development for Education earlier this morning, and I came across this post from The College of Wooster’s (or should I saw WOOT!ster’s) WPMu/BuddyPress install Voices. The post was about new themes added … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Useful Plugin: ShowID for Post/Page/Category/Tag/Comment plugin

I find myself in every recent version of WP (and WPMu) searching for the ID numbers for various pages, posts, categories, and/or tags on a number of occasions. I’m not sure when this feature got dropped from the core, but I do remember it was at one time part of the edit post/edit page […] Continue reading

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Momentum for WP as LMS building

Image credit: bionicteaching’s “Edupunking your CMS”
Maybe it’s just cause I live in a particular bubble on the internet, but over the past six months or a year there has been what seems to me like some serious momentum towards thinking through WordPress (and/or WPMu) as a serious alternative to Learning Management Systems. And posts […] Continue reading

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Deleting old MySQL tables across blogs and databases in WPMu

OK, so this will probably be the final installment of my “pimp your WPMu databases” series Part one was moving from WPMuDEV’s Multi-DB package to SharDB; part two dealt with optimizing tables across a number of databases in MySQL, and the final installation will share some SQL code, once again thanks to Gowtham, […] Continue reading

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Changing the Oil on a Multi-Database WPMu Install

And to build on my last post about Moving from Multi-DB to SharDB on WPMu, here is a rundown on some of the work done to further optimize the multiple-databases for our WPMu at UMW Blogs.
First off, we have a plugin install called WordPress MU Sitewide Tag Pages that basically republishes every public post […] Continue reading

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