Multisite - Themes & Plugin Directories (8 posts)

  1. enjaytee
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've completed my install of 3.0 MS with sub-domains (because I want to use domain mapping).

    The only thing I can't understand is the single folders for the themes and plugins. Can you change this at all?

    I have several designers who need access to the specific site as they work on it. If two of them use the same plugin/theme for different sub-domains and one of them tweak it then that's no good for the other?

    Am I going about this all wrong? Is there a better way to acheive this?

  2. Yeah, it's a shared folder.

    Gives the designers their own renamed copies of the themes & plugins. Also, they can't edit either one from the backend of WP.

  3. Jon Breitenbucher
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can networks have their own theme and plugin folders? I swear that was something being discussed when the whole switch to fold in MS support was being discussed.

  4. Yeah, there's a premium plugin for that, but it shouldn't be too hard. It's just not built in.

    But if you're in *one* network, it's still grouped.

  5. enjaytee
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the replies.

    Does anyone know what that plugin is called?

  6. tiger101
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am planning to make an existing site into a multi-site, and am looking for a plugin that will post 5 or 6 Most Popular Posts with photos (or Most Recent Posts, etc )on the main Home Page centre column proper, rather than on the sidebar.

    The sort of result I am looking for is on another site, which looks like the old WPMU called http://www.mygloss.com

    Would appreciate feedback here.


  7. That site is running WordPress 3.0, but I can't see any sign they're running a network. Looks like they either built it in to the theme, or the theme (Vanaity - a paid one) has those built in.

    this will pull in posts as if they were on the main blog.

    alternate idea:

    And you can edit the front page of a theme (home.php ) to have widget areas wherever you like, not just sidebars, for those plugins above that use widgets.

  8. Maxaud
    Posted 5 years ago #


    This plugin allows you to define different themes on a per network basis:

    It does this by having you place themes in subdirectories that correlate to Network IDs.

    You could then allow FTP access to these directories specific to certain networks but I wouldn't advise doing so as anyone who can edit php code on the site could compromise the security of the network.

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