Category Archives: umwblogs

List of things to fix in UMW Blogs since upgrade to WPMu 2.8.1

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Issue with überadmin not being able to login into users’ blogs. The user blog still recognized me as a siteadmin and would show me edit links, etc., but could not access backend.
Fixed! Solution: Caused my the ardx.php plugin in mu-plugins […] Continue reading

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Is UMW Blogs really open?

Image credit: Tambako the Jaguar’s “Croccodile with open mouth”
Something struck me this morning as I was reading the comments from Mike Caulfield, Jared Stein, and Jim Doran on Brad Efford’s The Play-List blog. Here are three people who are not part of the UMW community per se, but who just might want to contribute a […] Continue reading

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Archiving ain’t easy: bringing old one-off WP sites into WPMu

Every Summer we try and both update and archive some of the old projects we have on the various Bluehost accounts we have done over the last 3 or 4 years. It is a painstaking process, and when you have anywhere from 50-100 WordPress one-off blogs, MediaWiki installs, Drupal sites, and phpbb forums out in […] Continue reading

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Reason #7,000,001 to use WPMu on campus

With over 7 million users on WordPress.com, chances are that a number of faculty and students are bound to be familiar with the application at your campus. Case in point, a faculty member new to blogging at UMW just came in for a consultation, and while she was new to UMW Blogs and hasn’t used blogs […] Continue reading

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Secure Sign-in for WPMu

Image credit: Steve Rhodes’ “Bank of America security giving me the finger during the Iraq war protest”
OK, I need some help here. I am trying to make sure everything we do on UMW Blogs is covered under SSL, and while we have the SSL certificate for UMW Blogs, we don’t have the dynamic subdomain […] Continue reading

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UMW Blogs Upgraded to WPMu 2.7.1

“Nothing to see here, folks, nothing to see. Move along now….move along.”
We waited until the end of the semester for the UMW Blogs upgrade to 2.7.1 and I have to say going from version 2.6.5 to 2.7.1 was the easiest yet. I was a bit concerned given this was our first upgrade with the multi-database […] Continue reading

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Mapping a domain within a mapped domain

So, I was wondering whether or not it would be possible to actually map a domain within a mapped domain on UMW Blogs, and I finally got my answer at the Faculty Academy workshop I ran on domain mapping.

What the hell am I talking about? Well, it’s pretty simple, we currently have two WPMu sites […] Continue reading

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University of Virginia and WPMu? Wahoo!

In September of 2007 Steve Stedman invited Patrick and I to UVA to talk about the work we were doing with WPMu and UMW Blogs. It was somewhat difficult to get folks to meet with us, and we really didn’t get a chance to frame out the work we were doing, although we did get […] Continue reading

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UMW Blogs’ Support Stats

When people ask me how much time I spend supporting UMW Blogs, I say it’s about an hour of my week, which is true. Now, to be clear, I think of support along the lines of “I lost by password” or “How do I change my theme?” and questions like that. More along the lines […] Continue reading

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Publishing: This Time it’s Personal!

Image photoshopped by Serena Epstein.
The NMC’s 2009 Horizon Report lists “The Personal Web” as one of the developing trends for educational institutions over the next 2 to 3 years. They define it as follows:
Part of a trend that began with simple innovations like personalized start pages, RSS aggregation, and customizable widgets, the personal web is […] Continue reading

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