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Plugins Page? (22 posts)

  1. NetAndif
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Where can plugins be managed in the latest wpmu snapshots?
    Seems this option has been removed.

  2. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 17 years ago #

    The plugins page has been removed, but the site admin can install any WP plugin by putting them in wp-inst/wp-content/mu-plugins/ and they'll be activated immediately.

  3. Farms
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Have just tested it and 'subscribe-to-comments 2.0' works a treat :o)

    However, WP ContactForm and wpLicense don't...

    Contact form produces the error captured in this screenshot: <img src='/files/contactformerror.gif' alt='' />

    And in wp-license you're not able to select a license to use (as it starts looking for edublogs.org/wp-admin/etc.etc.

    Not that either of these are urgent... am well chuffed that subscribetocommenst works though... and *hopefully* subscribe2 might as well (although there's no point sorting that out until poeople can edit their templates I guess)

    Cheers, James

  4. Farms
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

  5. AndWat
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Is the intention of WPMU that plugins be managed by the site admin? Or can the site admin allow them to be managed on a blog-by-blog basis?
    For example, if two bloggers on a WPMU site want to use different plugins to fight spam, can they do so? Can they each upload a different plugin? Or does the site admin have to upload both plugins, and leave it up to each blogger to activate her preferred plugin? Or is plugin management purely a site admin function?
    Sorry if this is already common knowledge, but I'm new to WPMU, and couldn't find the answer anywhere.

  6. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 17 years ago #

    AndWat - good questions, and the answer is that currently the administrator of the host, the guy who installed the software, is the only one who can add plugins.
    We took out the plugins page to simplify things but it's more useful to leave it in.
    It will *never* be possible for users to upload new plugins. It may be possible for the site admin to upload new plugins but more than likely it will remain the perogative of whoever installed the sofware.
    Plugins are 3rd party code that could contain malicious code so it's better to be ultra-paranoid about them!

  7. AndWat
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Donncha,
    Thanks for the prompt and helpful reply.
    I'd like to clarify the term "site admin." Does site mean "host" or "blog"? I think that we might have been using "site admin" in different sense.
    And, if/when the plugins page is restored, will it allow plugins to be (de)activated on a blog-by-blog basis?
    Thanks!

  8. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Site admin takes care of all the blogs on a site. S/he won't have to know any php or sql, and will only use the WPMU interface.
    Plugins - I can't really say because it hasn't been discussed yet, but "probably".

  9. AndWat
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    There is now a WPMU site offering plugins:
    http://blogswith.us/
    My first attempt to use one of the plugins has met with problems. See:
    http://andwat.blogswith.us/2005/09/28/tagging-plugin/

  10. BlogsWithUs
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    This was because of duplicate code in the template which has now been fixed.

  11. AndWat
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Yes, it does seem to have been fixed - and rather quickly!

  12. wugga
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Noce to know progress is being made on plugins. I've installed a couple in the mu-plugins but when I go to options and try to configure them I get the main install page. A mod_rewrite issue no doubt but has someone already solved this and if so can you post the changes or reqs here?

  13. rocksolid
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    BlogsWithUs...would you consider posting your plugins? I've tried several and they don't want to work very well.

  14. BlogsWithUs
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

  15. rocksolid
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I mean the code for the plugins aka the mu-plugins directory.

  16. rocksolid
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    That's a no i guess...i'll be nice and make a wpmu directory of plugins for everyones use

  17. sskhalsa
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    thx rock solid

    when u add the php call for a plugin to all of the templates you offer to bloggers,how do you get rid of the php call error when the plugin is not activated?

  18. jonimueller
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    What's up, no plugins? I installed WPMU on my most recent site and the plugins option is gone?

  19. jkoontz
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    It's there. But you have to turn on plugins in the admin section.

  20. ColourDreamer
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    How can I activate akismet then, or am I missing something?

  21. ColourDreamer
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Oh I thought it was removed, as I read. I enabled it.

  22. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Just remember that you have to pay for Akismet in a WPMu setting. That's the Enterprise level usage.

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  • Started 17 years ago by NetAndif
  • Latest reply from drmiketemp