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  1. luciferdreams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is there a really good WordPress Multisite Book that anyone can recommend that goes in depth for everything. Not just the basics but advance, very advance. Looking to buy one that has it all. Normally it takes 2 or 3 to get everything you want. Just looking for the one. Thanks

  2. I've not gotten it (I'm more of a "Hey, what's THAT button do? *BOOM*" sort of person myself) but I believe that Andrea wrote the sections on multi-site.

    http://www.amazon.com/WordPress-All-One-Dummies-Sabin-Wilson/dp/0470877014

    No one knows multisite better than she does IMHO.

  3. She did write that section, btu I wouldn't call that book an advanced version.

    There isn't one yet, and I don't know if there will be since WP is such a moving target...

  4. That one above has more info on multisite than any other book. Yes really. The WP Bible has a really good chapter on multisite, and the Plugin Development book has specifics on writing plugins, with multisite sections.

    And the section I did is not advanced, no - its introductory.

    The book you're looking for has not been written.

    What very advanced things are you looking for?

  5. luciferdreams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Information when you choose to edit a site and you go to the settings tab with the large list of functions.

    Wanting to know how they cross reference each other in the database structure and everything editable about them. The wise as well as the unwise. I would be more than happy to pick up Andrea's book.

    Looking for a core way to monitor those settings for each site and be able to pull a compiled printable list when functions are changed by admins on other blog sites in the multisite.

    It nice to have a car manual that comes with the car that covers info about basic functions, I was just looking for an in-depth manual that you can also get on car but doesn't come with it. Just to make a comparison.

    Would like to find a way to pull all the core css files from the multisites to combined them into one css file. One that would be for all themes and one that would be for all plugins. Looking for performance enhancements that a super admin can do for all the sites.

    Thank you very much for your answer and time.

  6. Information when you choose to edit a site and you go to the settings tab with the large list of functions.

    you rarely do things on that page, only when a site has issues. it;s there in case you cannot access the db directly, as it's pretty much a dump of that blog's tables (other than content).

    Wanting to know how they cross reference each other in the database structure and everything editable about them.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Database_Description#Multisite_Table_Overview

    Looking for a core way to monitor those settings for each site and be able to pull a compiled printable list when functions are changed by admins on other blog sites in the multisite.

    You don't. not sure why you would need to? Do you really need to know when every user changes their theme and updates widgets? that's a lot of info to process unnecessarily.

    It nice to have a car manual that comes with the car that covers info about basic functions, I was just looking for an in-depth manual that you can also get on car but doesn't come with it. Just to make a comparison.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Category:Network
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Category:WPMU

    while it's not as extensive as it needs to be, that's closer as well.

    To continue the analogy, i have a rough idea how my car works, but mostly I get in it and drive. ;)

    Would like to find a way to pull all the core css files from the multisites to combined them into one css file.

    Not needed. the admin areas literally all use one copy of the same files.

    on the theme side: also not needed.

    Looking for performance enhancements that a super admin can do for all the sites.

    that would all be server side and db side. not in the code. there's only one copy for all sites.

  7. luciferdreams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for the information, very useful as always.

    I know it might be a pain to monitor all blog sites in what I suggested above. Reason to track what changes admins made that would effect the performance of other blog sites.

    An example of this is where data was stored in that area of the settings tab from a plugin, which not referencing a issue with WordPress Mulitsite at all, but the plugin was removed and there still was a data listing in a couple of sites, but not all the sites had that data from the plugin.

    Plugin was networked enabled. I wouldn't of found that out until I checked the settings page for those sites. Thanks

  8. You won't really find anything written about issues lek that because there's too many variables to keep track of.

    Normally, you do not network activate a plugin unless you've tested it or it requires you to. not all plugins are coded properly to handle it. data left over from plugins should not really affect general performance (much) unless you were looking at dozens.

    mostly troubleshooting something like that comes from experience.

  9. luciferdreams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you need to close this thread it is okay. You have provided plenty of good information. I guess testing software for the company I work for makes you want to know everything you can how software works.

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