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WPMu Text Encoding Hell

Important Update: In the following discussion I talk about how changing the UTF8 setting in the wp-config.php file for WPMu to UTF-8 fixed my encodong problem, and this is true. That said, this change has led to a far bigger … Continue reading

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Proud Spammer of Open University Courses

There has been a bit of excitement about the possibilities for pushing the uses of RSS towards a mythical eduglu as of late. Brian posted about it here and got some great feedback, soon after D’Arcy Norman and Bill Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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Doing Things with Tags in WPMu 1.3

I discovered two cool things today that have to do with WPMu and tags. First, that WPMu 1.3 comes with a stock widget for a tag cloud that doesn’t require a plugin or anything. How did I discover this? Well, … Continue reading

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More on Upgrading to WPMu 1.3

As I already noted previously here, we have upgraded UMW Blogs to WPMu 1.3. Everything went smoothly on the surface, save for one rogue widget plugin I mentioned in the previous post. Well, as time goes on, other issues have … Continue reading

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Customize the WPMu Dashboard

Here’s a simple hack to make your WordPress Multi-User Dashboard display news and recent posts from within your specific WPMu community. For example, I am going to briefly illustrate how to display the “Latest News” for our community (traditionally where … Continue reading

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In the spirit of play…

…we proudly introduce UMW Blogs Arcade: “For that well deserved respite.” As always, we are eternally grateful to James Farmer and Edublogs for both the tip and the push to have this developed in association with Ring of Blogs -where … Continue reading

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WPMu Dashboard Switcher

If you are using a recent version of WordPress Multi-User (WPMu) one of the slick new features hacked by the now dearly missed forum moderator Dr. Mike (he ruled -having also come up with a sneaky workaround for sitewide tags … Continue reading

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WordPress and some questions about Blogland Security

I just read a post at Digizen discussion of IT Damager’s post about the constant security updates at WordPress. Now I know I am a fanboy and all, but the long list of security-related updates that IT Damager references in … Continue reading

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WPMu & bbPress integration

Well, I slightly dreaded the WordPress Multi-User and bbPress user integration I did today -but in the end it was a complete lay-up. I guess my tough luck with sitewide category tags in WPMU (I will accomplish this!!!) had me … Continue reading

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