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Roll out multiple blogs all with exactly the same original settings (5 posts)

  1. ihategherkins
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi all

    I've been running MU for a week now and fathomed out everything quite nicely including the creation of new blogs (only by me as an admin) etc.

    What I now need to do is roll this out to all our councillors. I need to initially roll out 1 blog, then possibly up to 300 more at very random periods when requested.

    How do I go about giving them all exactly the same INITIAL template with the same options as each other. I tried last night and one had the default blue basic page with search etc down the right column, yet the next one I did exactly the same had the same template but only 1/2 the features on the right menu.

    Surely they should both be the same?

    Many thanks

  2. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    If you mean options in the sidebar, the easiest way is just to edit the theme and move the items aroudn in the code so it's what you want.

    There are a couple plugins to set up other defaults.

  3. redsoxmaniac
    Posted 15 years ago #

    And also look for the default categories plugin. Doesn't do subcategories.

    I think this was all I could find. Hope this helps.

  4. Person
    Posted 15 years ago #

    You can also manually change all the defaults by editing mainly the two following files:


    For changing the default theme, there's two different ways to go about this. The first would be to rename your theme's folder as 'default' (you may need to edit some links in the theme so that they point towards the proper folder). The second is to edit schema.php and change 'default' to whatever your theme is, in the following lines:
    add_option('template', 'default');
    add_option('stylesheet', 'default');

    If you'd rather like to have the option available in your admin panel, then you can try this plugin out:

  5. ihategherkins
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Superb, thanks all. I'll have a go over the weekend.

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