Gotta have vs must use plugins for WordPress multisite

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Gotta have vs must use plugins for WordPress multisite

  1. 1. “Gotta-have” vs. “Must-Use” Plugins for Multisite
  2. 2. Hi! Russell Fair Developer / consultant @rfair r@q21.co
  3. 3. Multisite Admins Multisite allows multiple blogs or sites to run on a single install. This presents some fun new opportunities with WordPress.
  4. 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. 5. Gotta Haves Frequently used Content specific Goal Oriented Custom Other...
  6. 6. Network Activation Only super admin can Install / Update plugins User control questionable Scope on network
  7. 7. User Controlled Can activate / deactivate User control questionable Use system for use / feedback
  8. 8. WordPress action order muplugins_loaded After must-use plugins are loaded registered_taxonomy For category, post_tag, etc. registered_post_typeFor post, page, etc. plugins_loaded After active plugins and pluggable functions are loaded
  9. 9. /mu-plugins/ # mkdir mu-plugins .php loader vs. /* Plugin Name: here*/
  10. 10. Network Impact Domain Mapping Default Blog Global Search Batch Create Multisite Widgets
  11. 11. Keeping up Impact of plugin update sitewide Impact of new plugins sitewide Changes to custom plugins Future integration / updates
  12. 12. Gotchas! Scaling Security Support Removal of /mu-plugins/
  13. 13. Questions
  14. 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 r@q21.co

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