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We still need a sitewide tags solution? (121 posts)

  1. jeppe
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Btw, wp-autoblog is not escaping the category name when it tries to select/insert it, causing nasty SQL errors in the imports, at least for me.

    Change line 65 to fix:

    $cat = apply_filters('pre_category_nicename', $wpdb->escape(trim($cat)));
  2. enseignement
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

  3. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    This requires editing some core files, and is no longer being actively developed. That's the main problem.

    Plus it doesn't have any files associated with it on the dev site, which means it probably won't be there for long.

  4. enseignement
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    If so, maybe it could be a good idea to remove the plugins from wpmudev, no ?

    Will there be an upload of a sitewide tag / global categories in wpmudev when the solution pops up :)

  5. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Um, read this thread. The first post tells you how to do it, and it works.

  6. demonicume
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    out of curiosity, what are the functional differences between the original wp-autoblog and Dr. Mike's wp-autoblog.phps? is Doc's WPMU more specific?

  7. zappoman
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    The most important difference is that it sets the posts guid to the original post URL from your WordpressMU site. This is what allows these posts to look like they are the same as the posts on the mu site when the user clicks on them from your archive pages of the non-mu site.

    Depending on the version of wp-autoblog that you use, there may be other differences, but they don't appear to be significant or necessarily related to the wordpressmu sitewide tag solution. Some of the diffs I saw look like I may just have an older (or different) version of wp-autoblog than what Dr. Mike started with.

  8. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    IIRC, it was like one change in the file to redirect the URL. It was fairly simple.

  9. kosir
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Thanks drmike. Of course I forgot to copy .htaccess file to WP install dir but eventually after nothing worked I figured what I did wrong.

    Thanks again :)

  10. digiC
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Where do I get the modded Wp-Autoblog plugin?

  11. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    The link to download wp-autoblog seems to be broken on the authors site. If anyone has a copy i'd greatly appreciate it if you would send it to andrew@idtstudios.com

    I'll also upload it for others who might want it

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I sitll have it. I can't get a working htacess file since the move so everything upload wise is broken.

  13. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I managed to dig through your version of wp-autoblog.php and found all the files that it needs to run.

    If anyone needs me to upload it just post here.

  14. nolageek
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    anyone have the autoblog plugin??

  15. nolageek
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Few questions... my tag cloud isn't pointing to the original posts...

    http://blognola.org
    http://blognola.org/tags

    I followed all the instructions to the T, twice even.

    Another thing... for the sake of the database, can we get this to just import the category/title... why does it need to import the whole post into the second database?

    What is this global-categories.php plugin in WPMU? I see a couple threads about, but no one really says anything specific.

    Thanks! Eager to get this working, although I'm having problems with a user having categories with apostrophes. in them.

  16. demonicume
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    this is the original, not the one Doc modified. get it here. (gladly, accepting any download manager suggestions!)

    DemonC

  17. nolageek
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    deleted all posts, delete wp-autoblog, re-uploaded it from your link. exact same thing.

  18. demonicume
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    nolageek, i had the same issue. i couldnt get it to work properly. suleiman has it working on his site and has said in the another thread that he'll share his solution. bro, i'm about ready to put this on e-lance or rentacoder. if WPMU had a sitewide cat system that was easy to use, the use of this software would go thru the roof. i dont understand why the admin cant see/use global cats collected in the admin area. then again, this software is lacking in centralized global abilities. i do understand, however that 1) this is 1.2 and 2)crawling thru the code yourself is part of the point. the problem is that the really cool functionalities (at least now) are waaay too complex for me to fix on my own.

    just my opinion. that and 75 cents will get you a a cup of coffee at any machine in the building. ;-)

  19. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    folks I am really trying hard to get the sitewide tags solution working, with an eye to doing it without requiring any other additional plugins.

    The functionality is already there thanks to deltakid's solution, it's just a matter of coding it into a drop-in plugin that works OOB without any hacking or database manipulation in phpMyAdmin.

    I've got wordpress setup on MAMP right now, so it should only be a matter of time. :)

  20. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Demon, its a ticket on trac and has been there for quite some time now.

  21. demonicume
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    yeah, i saw it. i'm watchng this very closely - wish i could offer solution of my own.

  22. tzafrir
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I'm trying to join the discussion way late - could someone show me the "one two three" way to make any of this work on a mu installation that uses folders?

    I'm pretty comfortable with any edits that need to be made, plugins, php, mySQL, whatever, I'm just overwhelmed with all the information above me.

    Thanks in advance!

  23. tzafrir
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Also, some quick thoughts, filtering posts tagged as "uncategorized" or named "Hello World" wouldn't be more than one if statement, right?

  24. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    tzafir, you wouldn't want to filter posts tagged as uncategorized, primarily because most bloggers don't know how to add categories and switch from the default until later on in the game.

    You wouldn't want all their posts being filtered out would you?

    In Re "Hello World" posts, on my tag install because the hello world post is there at blog creation, the tagging system doesn't post it to the database until a user goes in to edit it and press Publish.

    9 times out of 10 when they're doing that they're actually changing content, which again is what you want for your tag cloud. Good wholesome content. :)

  25. tzafrir
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Ah, I didn't know that about Hello World posts.

    Still, I think uncategorized is a bit out of place in a tag cloud, not to mention ruins the proportions of the whole thing.

  26. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Take a look at mine. Uncategoriezed outweighs the rest like 20 to 1. *grumble*

  27. tzafrir
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    How do you think I got that thought? :)

  28. slor
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    The MPMuFeed plugin has been taken off the creator's site. It's seems like his hard work has been massively exploited by spammers.

    I'm just now getting to this thread and want to give the trick a try. Does anyone have a fresh copy of the plug-in I could get?

  29. Konstan
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I am about to try this, but I am worried that having another wp install will make my setup go fubar :P

    I use subdirectories, so if I block out /tags/ and use that folder the install a normal wp, the wp and wpmu shouldnt have any problems working side by side? I mean, with all the htacess stuff. Will it mess it up, or shouldnt it?

  30. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    back it up and try it konstan. It's a good idea to have a local copy of your site for precisely this reason, you can try it locally and see if it breaks anything before deploying on a live site.

    That having been said, this solution has been tried and tested by several people in the community, and so far no worries, so I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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