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Gotta have vs must use plugins for WordPress multisite

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  • 1. “ Gotta-have” vs. “ Must-Use” Plugins for Multisite
  • 2. Hi! Russell Fair Developer / consultant @rfair [email_address]
  • 3. Multisite Admins Multisite allows multiple blogs or sites to run on a single install. This presents some fun new opportunities with WordPress.
  • 4. Facts Plugins in Multisite aren't that much different than in a single WordPress install. Within Multisite installations plugins can extend WordPress on a site-by-site basis or across the entire network.
  • 5. Gotta Haves Frequently used Content specific Goal Oriented Custom Other...
  • 6. Network Activation Only super admin can Install / Update plugins User control questionable Scope on network
  • 7. User Controlled Can activate / deactivate User control questionable Use system for use / feedback
  • 8. WordPress action order muplugins_loaded After must-use plugins are loaded registered_taxonomy For category, post_tag, etc. registered_post_type For post, page, etc. plugins_loaded After active plugins and pluggable functions are loaded
  • 9. /mu-plugins/ # mkdir mu-plugins .php loader vs. /* Plugin Name: here*/
  • 10. Network Impact Domain Mapping Default Blog Global Search Batch Create Multisite Widgets
  • 11. Keeping up Impact of plugin update sitewide Impact of new plugins sitewide Changes to custom plugins Future integration / updates
  • 12. Gotchas! Scaling Security Support Removal of /mu-plugins/
  • 13. Questions
  • 14. Refs http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-global-search/ http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/batch-create [email_address]