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Recent Posts Across the Blog Network (16 posts)

  1. strats100
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello,

    Would you please advise how I can display in my main page the "Recent Posts Across the Blog Network" (from all blogs of the network), for example see http://teachforus.org/

    Thank you,

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/
    This will create a new blog where all blogposts across the site will be copied to.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpmu-featured-blog-widget/
    This will create a widget that you can use to list a number of post titles in the sidebar of any subsite on your site.

    I haven't found a plugin that just lists new post titles in the posts area yet.

  3. XLCowBoy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there no php script to do this?

  4. Kontilint
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm trying to do the same thing. Doesn't seem like WP_Query can do queries to other sites than the active one. My active site in this case is the main site which does not hold any blog posts at all.
    I doubt that the plugin mentioned is a good solution for me since I'm counting on having thousands of users.
    Are there any plans for expanding wp_query to be able to query a specific, multiple and all sites?

  5. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  6. Are there any plans for expanding wp_query to be able to query a specific, multiple and all sites?

    Not at this time.

    Also, one query to run through the database to query literally thousands of blogs at once? Horribly inefficient. ;)

    The plugins mentioned above are used all the time - even by bigger sites.

    Alternatively, you could whip up your own script to make a copy of each post in a single table & query that. (which, technically the sitewide tags does...)

  7. strats100
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    An alternative would be
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-recent-posts-widget/

    This is very nice but is there any way to display a Widget on the main body instead of the side column?

  8. This is very nice but is there any way to display a Widget on the main body instead of the side column?

    Sure :) Just edit your theme and put a widget section in the body.

    (Okay it's not super easy, but the idea remains the same. If you can add a section for widgets to your sidebar.php, you can put one in header.php, footer.php and, of course, index.php :) -- Justin Tadlock's Theme Hybrid does that, and if you use the Hybrid Hook Widgets plugin, combined with Widget Logic plugin, you get super fine control!)

  9. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That is indeed nice, but it doesn't work entirely. Besides, I like the 'featured blog widget' better and indeed, I'd love to do that in my posts area.

  10. strats100
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, searching a bit more, it came to my attention the WordPress MU Sitewide Tags Pages which suppose to do what originally asked.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't work to many people include myself - see http://wordpress.org/support/topic/one-blog-streaming-multiple-smaller-ones?replies=14

  11. upadhyay.kamal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It didn't work for me also. I never saw any post being copied to the main blog.

  12. I really need more info than :it doesn't work"|. :) I've tried it on my test site, it works for me.

  13. strats100
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I really need more info than :it doesn't work"|. :) I've tried it on my test site, it works for me.

    Hi Andrea,
    Your help is much appreciated. I can give you admin access to my test installation so you can check it out if you want. Please let me know.

  14. alittlebitofnothing
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If your sitewide tags plugin isn't working properly,

    1) check that the blogs you want to appear are public and/or

    2) Non-Public Blogs is Enabled (to Include posts from blogs not indexed by search engines.)

    Very occasionally I found that when nothing shows up immediately, reloading the page, clearing the cache or just waiting a bit seems to resolve it.

    Hope that helps!

  15. jbroglie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  16. strats100
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, as I see this request is complicated a lot! :)

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