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community examples of working wpmu sites (24 posts)

  1. jeanvallery
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Could someone post a link of working (working not sitting) wpmu websites and their admin contact info?
    I'm trying to keep my site up with the simplest methods to prevent conflicts.
    I only offer one theme as a default
    I've discovered that the standalone worpress has a few features that wpmu doesn't
    1. email to post on a owners blog or admin
    2. random graphic verification login code to prevent bot registrations.
    3. email to admin to notify of a new user registration for commenting as well as email to admin upon blog creation.
    4. user registration email verification before allowing comments

    Do anyone have the time to assit me creating this?
    I will send a email to development mailing listalso,

    Jean Andre Vallery
    Sarasota Florida

  2. andrea_r
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Well, my site is a working (and kinda busy) MU site.

    Also, many of the features you listed above are plugins.

    1. plugin as far as I know (ie, someone's written it already, you just need to find it, add it and test it) You mean post-by-email right?

    2. I think someone did this as well. Search the forums, I know we talked about it.

    3. You should get an email anyway when someone creates a blog. The master site adimin generally does not (and would not) get an email every time someone registered on a user's blog. As it stands by default, within MU the only extra members on a users blog have to be added from within the community. In other words, someone cannot stumble across one of your member's blog and register as a user.

    4. I believe this is available as a plugin. It is not standard in WP.

  3. jeanvallery
    Posted 18 years ago #

    1. so far any plugin doesn't take into consideration the need for individule email accounts for each blog and the assignment of a catagory
    2.searched the forums and web and I didn't want a plugin that everyone had in there dashboard. I was looking for hard coding the core example php code
    3.So far I haven't found the reason behind why the admin doesn't recieve notice via email. Any advise or know fixes?
    4.not being a plugin again but php coded in the core mu

    nice website. thank you for posting it here.
    How many blogs have you currently? At what point did you notice if there was any database issues due to the amount of blogs? Is there a way to monitor inactive blogs ( just startups no updates )for deletion?
    I'm also looking into the possibility of database creatiion for each blog. As the site grows what keeps the mysql stable?

    Jean Andre Vallery
    Sarasota Florida

  4. andrea_r
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Just a note on plugins for MU because you seem to not want to use them. :) If you put a plugin in the MU-plugins folder then it is available and turned on automatically for all users. The users themselves are unaware that it is a plugin. Hope that helps clarify why I suggested plugins. That's the key way functionality has been aded to WP/WPMU.

    Haven't had any database issues yet, but we are still under 200 users, but closing in. My host has a "soft" limit of 250MG per databse and I haven't hit that yet either.

    For deleting inactive blogs, we just go into the admin list, sort by last updated so 'never' is at the top, then View each one in a new tab. This is just to visually verify that they haven't changed anything. Back to the admin tab and we click delete. :)

    I think having a seperate db for *each* blog may be a bit excessive. We're looking into some coding to add a new database after 100 blogs. Mysql and the way the databases are set up are stable enough for that. (and I say this with 15+ years of database programming experience behind that)

    MU sites that get large and start to have db problems have pretty much mainly been issues of browser timeouts, limitations of phpMyAdmin, or host limits on db. The db itself is built to handle it.

  5. samchng
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Yes, db handling is something to be worked out. So you are thinking of having separate db, each holding 100 blogs? That is a good idea and I know andrew has done it but lost his hardwork through a crash.

    Anyway I think there is a bug with the delete, the files uploaded by the user are not being deleted when the user and blog are deleted from the db. May I know if it is solved yet?

  6. BillDexter
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Hey, Andrea, nice site you got there. Simple and to the point.

  7. scottdonald
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi, thanks to some good tips from the forums i my wordpress mu site has just gone online with buddypress installed. feel free to register for a blog.

    i can be contacted through mu site

  8. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi guys

    can somebody tell me a step by step procedure how can i run
    wordpress mu on my hosting as wordpress mu works fine but it does not automatically create a subdomain for example

    i have
    but i want to make

    automaticall can somebody tell me how can i do that and what needs to be done for doing that

    Thanks in advance for all

  9. VentureMaker
    Posted 15 years ago #

    WPMU should not create any subdomains.
    You mean that you want as users blog and as main blog? Make sure you have wildcard DNS set up.

  10. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi there

    thanks for that prompt response but can you tell me
    how can i do that and where i need to do that i need
    to do that in apache or somewhere else so can you please
    help me with this

  11. VentureMaker
    Posted 15 years ago #

    You mean wildcard DNS?
    Well, are you on shared host? VPS? Dedicated server?
    What control panel is used?

  12. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    i have vps and a shared hosting both of them
    and i want to enable on both can i do it on both
    i have plesk too and i have ssh access too on both

  13. VentureMaker
    Posted 15 years ago #

  14. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi there
    sorry bu that link doesn't seems to be working it says
    Network Timeout

    The server at is taking too long to respond.

    can you please send me something else
    i mean some other link

  15. VentureMaker
    Posted 15 years ago #

    This tutorial describes how to setup a wildcard DNS record in Plesk 8 using Bind and Apache. This allows you to use * to access your ( website. For example, any of the following would be automatically redirected to (

    Let's get started!

    1. Configure Plesk/Bind DNS

    Add a wildcard CNAME record to DNS in Plesk by going to DOMAINS>click the domain you want to configure here>DNS. Add a new record

    Record type: CNAME
    Enter domain name: *
    Enter a canonical name:

    So you should have a new record that looks something like this

    * CNAME

    2. Configure Apache

    SSH to your server and edit the vhost.conf file (you may have to create it if you don't have one for your domain).

    # cd /var/www/vhosts/
    # touch vhost.conf
    # vi vhost.conf
    Add this line to the file

    ServerAlias *
    Save and close the vhost.conf file

    Now you must reconfigure the domain via Plesk to pick up the new vhost.conf changes (adds a line to the httpd.include file to look at the directives in the vhost.conf). You can't edit the httpd.include file directly as it's overwritten by Plesk all the time. You must make your custom changes to the vhost.conf file.

    # /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng --reconfigure-vhost

    Restart the httpd service and thats it.

    # /sbin/service httpd restart

  16. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi there

    i have got this hosting with media temple and i did all
    that what i sin there but now i can create a blog but it doesn't work
    my domain where i installed wordpress is
    now i can make but it doesnt work well as nothing opens in here

    can anybody help me with this i have tried all those steps

  17. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi there

    Now i am able to make subdomains like my main domain i can make a subdomain there like

    but when i try to open some specific url
    like or something it says
    Not Found

    The requested URL /wp-admin was not found on this server.

    Can somebody help me with this as i suppose this has something to do with .htaccess

  18. VentureMaker
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Did you use www when you installed WPMU?

  19. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    No i never used that

  20. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    And even if i type it comes back to

  21. VentureMaker
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Did you create a subdomain from Plesk manually?
    If you did - delete it, you don't have to *create* subdomains manually in hosting CP.
    Then login into your WPMU backend and create a blog test, so it'll be and see if it'll work.

  22. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    No i have not created a sub domain there is no sub domain
    in my web hosting and i tried creating two blogs by site admin the blogs gets created like one


    as such they are working fine but when
    I do
    it says

    Not Found

    The requested URL /wp-login was not found on this server.
    Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at Port 80

    any suggestions please

  23. puneetbrar
    Posted 15 years ago #

    my .htaccess file is here
    options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^
    #RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301]

    #uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/$ index.php [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !.*wp-content/plugins.*
    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/(.*) wp-content/blogs.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/wp-admin$
    RewriteRule ^(.+)$ $1/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule . - [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-.*) $2 [L]

  24. VentureMaker
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I'm afraid they are not working...
    When you go to you should see WPMU, not server default page.

    By the way, did you delete index.html in root directory where WPMU is installed?

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  • Started 18 years ago by jeanvallery
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