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Plug-in to List all available Registered Users Blogs (10 posts)

  1. jmatdrama2
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I am creating a family website that includes a blog. I would like to have a like within the website where family can go to the main blog page and see a membership list of everyone who has their own blogs. I tried a list_all and a list_all widget but they caused my site to display an error message until I removed them from the MU plug-ins folder.

    There is a plug-in that will list the registered users?

  2. kevvin
    Posted 16 years ago #

    This is probably a VERY inelegant solution to your question, but I created a link on my home page that performs an empty search.

    By performing an empty search, I get back a list of every blog on the site.

    (Mind you, as I recall I hacked the search form a bit in order to get that result...)

    The link is on my site at, you'll find it in the right sidebar as "The List".

    Hope that if it doesn't help, it at least sparked a possible alternate solution for you.

  3. Trent
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Interesting way to do that kevvin! :)


  4. jmatdrama2
    Posted 16 years ago #

    This sounds like a possible solution. I'm still quite new to php and wordpress mu. I've been looking at your source code and think i understand it (at least partiallly). However, in going over the wordpress mu files, i am at a loss as to which file i need to change in order to alter the sidebar menus. Any direction would be appreciated.

  5. kevvin
    Posted 16 years ago #

    It would take too much space, I think, to post my code here, but a basic description of what I did is as follows:

    Go into your wp-admin folder, and grab the wpmu-blogs.php file. Then hack it so you can run **a copy of it** out of the root folder (without compromising your site's security).

    If I can figure out a way to post the code that doesn't freak everybody out, I'll do it, but I warn you in advance: I write REALLY bad code...I never learned PHP shorthand, so everything gets done old-school and ugly.

  6. kevvin
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Should have added that my hack basically removed ALL functionality from the wpmu-blogs.php file except for displaying the results of a search. And there's probably a ton of stuff in my edited code that doesn't need to be there. But it works.

  7. bitjumper
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I'm also using Wordpress MU for a family site, I've been doing this for a couple years. The list-all.php plugin has always been working for me -- before and after I upgraded to 1.5.1.

    I use it in my customized Daisy Rae Gemini theme:

    <div id="hmenu">

      if (function_exists('list_all_wpmu_blogs')) {
    • ','
    • ','first_created');
      } else {



  8. kevvin
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Knew there had to be a smarter way than the one I was using.

  9. tdjcbe
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Do note though that lists like that put a lot of strain on a server if they have to be recompiled each and every time that page is accessed.

    You may want to work out a method where the data is compiled once an hour and either saved as a static page within your site or as an option within the blog displaying the data.

  10. andrea_r
    Posted 16 years ago #

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