How to in WPMU: Building a blog directory & Domain Mapping
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A two part talk on building a blog directory with WordPressMU, and also Domain Mapping & multiple sites.

A two part talk on building a blog directory with WordPressMU, and also Domain Mapping & multiple sites.

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  • 1. How-to with MU Using Multiple Domains and Building a Member Directory
  • 2. Part one: Building a Member Directory
  • 3. Queercents Blog directory
    • WP + WPMU install
  • 4. Queercents Blog directory
    • WP + WPMU install
    • Each blog a “profile”
  • 5. It starts with the theme...
    • One for the main blog
    • One for the profiles.
  • 6. It starts with the theme...
    • One for the main blog
    • One for the profiles
  • 7. Directory page
    • Main blog
    • Page template
  • 8. Profile area
    • User profiles before blog posts
    • pulled in via function call to custom plugin
    • <div id=&quot;profile-box&quot;>
    • <div id=&quot;profile-pic&quot;>
    • <?php if(function_exists('author_image_tag(')) { author_image_tag((); } ?>
    • </div>
    • <div id=&quot;profile-info&quot;>
    • <?php if(function_exists('ra_show_profile')) { ra_show_profile(); } ?>
    • </div>
    • </div>
  • 9. Plugin magic
    • New Blog Defaults
      • http://wpmudev.org/project/New-Blog-Defaults
    • Blog Topics
      • http://wpmudev.org/project/Blog-Topics
    • Sitewide Tags
      • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
      • wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags
  • 10. Plugins
    • Limited Menus
      • http://wpmudev.org/project/Menus
    • Simple Dashboard
      • http://wpmudev.org/project/simple-dashboard
    • Profile Picture & Business Details
      • Coming soon
  • 11. Part Two Doman Mapping and Multiple Sites
  • 12. What is domain mapping?
    • Single blog
      • Must create blog first
    • Own domain
    • Use a plugin
      • Difference between ours and Donncha's
    • Subdomain & subfolder installs
  • 13. What are multi-sites?
    • Separate site_id
    • Own domain + user blogs
    • Use a different plugin
    • Main blog created when site added
  • 14. Installing
    • Goes in mu-plugins
    • Edit sunrise.php
      • What does this file do?
    • Not done yet
  • 15. DNS Records
    • The term “parking”
    • ServerAlias
    • Goes on top of main MU install, not sub-blog
  • 16. Our setup
    • Homeschoolblogsites.com is main install
    • WPMU Tutorials is mapped domain
    • Ron and Andrea.com is mapped domain
    • Atypicalife.net is a Site
      • User blogs in subfolders
  • 17. Main WPMU install Mapped domain Site Sub blog Sub blog Sub blog Sub blog/folder Mapped domain Sub blog/folder Subdomain blog
  • 18. DNS magic wpmututorials.com. 600 A 64.34.172.17
  • 19. Our setup – the goodies
    • WPMU is default host on the server
    • IP address is the same
    • Virtual host magic
  • 20. Virtual Host #<VirtualHost *:80> # ServerAdmin webmaster@dummy-host.example.com # DocumentRoot /www/docs/dummy-host.example.com # ServerName dummy-host.example.com # ErrorLog logs/dummy-host.example.com-error_log # CustomLog logs/dummy-host.example.com-access_log common #</VirtualHost>
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