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Widget availability / Popular Posts across Network (2 posts)

  1. kno
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi everybody,

    I have a couple questions about managing a multi-blog-network. Here's what I want to have when I'm done:

    One main blog at http://www.domain.com/, where

    • All posts from all blogs show up
    • A widget that displays the X most active posters across the whole network
    • A widget that displays a slideshow of featured posts from across the whole network
    • A "Categories" widget, that shows posts from all blogs within a couple of network-wide categories
    • A widget that displays a network-wide message
    • A widget that shows the most popular posts across the whole network

    And the sub-blogs at http://subblog.domain.com/, where

    • The network-wide-message widget cannot be deactivated
    • Other widgets may be edited/activated/deactivated/... to the blog owner's liking
    • the network-wide categories cannot be edited/deleted
    • A global navigation bar at the top, where users can a) go back to the main blog and b) choose any author from a dropdown-menu to get to their blog directly

    Now I've seen that there's the sitewide tags plugin, but I see a potential problem with the popularity plugin, since - as far as I understand - posts are copied to the main blog, thus being rated there and on the sub-blog separately.

    Also I haven't found any ideas on how to make categories permanent on sub-blogs, or how to have network-wide and blog-only widgets side by side. While researching solutions I find myself locked up in tons of outdated wordpress-mu tutorials, this is really quite frustrating :)

  2. Most of the tutorials out there for wpmu are still relevant. Yes, really.

    there's nothing you listed that would be done differently in 3.0 than it was in wpmu. Really.

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