Tag Archives: WordPress MU

Merged my blogs using WordPress Multisite

Most of you know that I have another website in addition to this one where I talk about my experience with hardware programming. When I started the website in late 2012, I decided to host it using another single instance of WordPress.

Recently one of the users of my Bulk Delete WordPress plugin asked me if I can add the ability to delete posts in bulk from multiple sites at once in a WordPress multisite installation. I have played around with WordPress MU a bit before it got merged with WordPress, but haven’t played much with WordPress multisite after it got merged. I did a WordPress multisite installation in my dev server and was very impressed with it. I also realized that it will save me lot of time by just maintaining one WordPress installation instead of two.

After testing out plugin compatibility, I converted both the blogs into a single WordPress multisite installation. The migration process was very simple and now both the sites are powered by a single WordPress multisite installation.

If you manage more than one WordPress installation, then do consider doing it using WordPress multisite. It might simplify lot of things for you.

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WordPress MU merge has begun

Sometime back, I wrote about Matt’s announcement of merging WordPress and WordPress MU codebase together.

Now the wait is over, the actual merge process has started and this is going to be really exciting. 🙂

This will also mean that we will be able to run BuddyPress on single user WordPress installations, which is kind of cool. Eagerly waiting for WordPress 3.0 🙂

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Log every email send through WordPress

As promised, I have created a new Plugin called Email Log which will log every email that is being sent through WordPress. This Plugin will be very useful, while debugging issues related to email and will also let you to find out whether any spammer is abusing your WordPress installation. This Plugin is also MU compatible and can be used in WordPress MU installations also.


Viewing logged emails

The logged emails will be stored in a separate table and can be viewed from the admin interface. While viewing the logs, the emails can be filtered or sorted based on the date, to address, subject etc.

Deleting logged emails

In the admin interface, all the logged emails can be delete in bulk or can also be selectively deleted based on date, to address, subject.

Cleaning up db on uninstall

As recommended by Ozh, the Plugin has uninstall hook which will clean up the database when the Plugin is uninstalled.


The following screenshot shows how the logged emails will be displayed


This screenshot shows how the email logs could be filtered or sorted.


This one shows how the email logs could be deleted.



You can download the Plugin from the Plugin’s home page.


As usual try out the Plugin and do let me know if you have any feedback, queries or comments.

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WordPress MU and BuddyPress Plugin competition – 2009

Similar to the WordPress Plugin competition conducted by Weblogs Tools Collection, WPMU is coding a WordPress Plugin competition for WordPress MU and BuddyPress.

All you need to do is to create a (awesome) WordPress MU or BuddyPress Plugin and then release it. 🙂


The competition is open till Friday October 16th.


There are some cool prices and the first prize winner will be get a cash award of $1000.


The rules are similar the WordPress Plugin competition and the main thing to remember is that your Plugin should be in GPL or GPL-compatible licence.

So it’s time to start another WordPress project. 😉

BTW guys, I am looking for ideas. So if you wanted a Plugin for WordPress MU or BuddyPress, then let me know and I might be able to create it for you. 🙂

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WordPress and WordPress MU are going to be merged

Yes, you have read the title correctly, the codebase of both WordPress (single user installation) and WordPress MU (multi-user installation) are going to be merged into a single codebase.

Matt, the founder and lead developer of WordPress has announced this news during his State of the Word speech at WordCamp San Francisco.

It is not clear when this merging will be done, but my guess is that they will be merged in WordPress 3.0. Once the integration is done, we can have BuddyPress for single user installs also.

This is great news both for the developers and end users and I am very excited about it. 🙂

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BuddyPress for Single user WordPress installs – Confirmed

Well, the rumours are confirmed now. BuddyPress is going to be available for single user WordPress installs, later this year. The news has been confirmed by Andy Peatling, the lead developer behind BuddyPress, whom Automattic (the parent company behind WordPress) recruited to build BuddyPress.

So here is the tweet by Andy Peatling confirming the news

This tweet was in reply to the following tweet

It’s really very good news that BuddyPress is going to be available for single user WordPress installs, because when compared with WordPress MU, single-use WP is easy to install and maintain. Also this will surely increase the adoption rate of BuddyPress.

Also BuddyPress is getting stable and the 1.0 version might be released on Feb 12th 2009.

Meanwhile, if you are wondering what the heck is BuddyPress, then let me explain. It is a set of WordPress MU Plugins which will convert a plain WordPress MU install into a social network platform. You can get more information about BuddyPress at it’s about page.

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