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  • 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?

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    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.

    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.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    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.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Does anyone know what that plugin is called?

    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

    Would appreciate feedback here.


    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    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.


    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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