Author Archives: wrdsbsuperstar
Two New Themes Added
We’ve received two new theme requests: Motion and Pixel. You can find these new themes listed under the Appearance/Themes tab from your dashboard panel.
Keep those requests coming!
New content types
Just a quick note – have added the following content types to the blogs system: DOC, XLS, PPT, PUB.
By default, WordPress forbids the uploading of these content types as each allows for macros and other programming types which in turn could be used for nefarious reasons. 🙂
Please do not add any files to the blogs system if you are not the original author!
I’ve been researching poll plugins for WordPressMu with varied results. As a whole, most Poll plugins do not work with the Mu install. As such, I’ve been looking at a PollDaddy.com poll plugin which seamlessly integrates polls from PollDaddy.com with your blog.
Here is my first test – what do you think?
Secret Handshake Issues
We are no longer using Secret Handshake.
We have been testing the ‘Secret Handshake‘ plugin (allows blog owners to create a blog that is hidden from the public until such time that they are logged-in) – testing has revealed that there a few quirks with the plugin and therefore I have removed it from the suite of tools until I find a suitable replacement.
I will better document the process of protecting a blog from outside access shortly.
Registering Users and Blog Subscriptions
Update to Bulk Importing Users post:
The bulk importer helps expedite the registration process – by default it adds the user list to whatever blog ‘account’ was used to upload the users – this means it’s performing two functions:
- adding the users to the blogs.wrdsb.ca domain
- registering those users with roles to the blog of origin
This means if you have a blog at blogs.wrdsb.ca/blog_1 and you bulk upload the users, they will be added as ‘users’ to the blogs.wrdsb.ca website, and subscribed to the blogs.wrdsb.ca/blog_1 account. If you have a second blog blogs.wrdsb.ca/blog_2 and you wish to subscribe those users to this different account, you cannot bulk upload the users as they have already been added to the blogs.wrsdb.ca domain ‘at large’ – what you need to do is invite them to the second blog as subscribers. This invitation process is done user-by-user and at the time of this writing has no bulk subscribe feature.
I am working on resolving this issue.