Diamond MultiSite Widgets
Some instructions please (20 posts)

  1. marikamitsos
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Went over to the plugin's site but could not understand any of the language. Sorry.
    Has anyone used this? How is it installed? Would that be in the mu-plugins folder? How is it customised?
    Can it be used for multisites with around 400 blogs? Will it "kill" the database?
    Any bugs? If any found would the author look into them? Will this plugin evolve?

    I know. I know. So many questions....


  2. Daniel Bozo
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #


    Sorry, I've just recognized your post.
    I haven't tried it in old MU environment, only in 3.0 multisite.
    It works with "union select". I hope it won't kill your database.
    But there is no cache bulit-in functionality so it can causes performance problems. (I am planning to put cache feature into it)

    You can add a html pattern to the appearance with short codes.

    There was a bug. It Haven't worked on sub-blogs, only on the top level blog. In the 1.1 it has fixed.

    Feel free to ask me if you have any questions
    e-mail: daniel.bozo@amegrant.hu


  3. marikamitsos
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you for thr reply.
    I use shared hosting and DO have problems with SQL queries.
    I think I will wait till you put the cache feature. FWill be happy to try it then. Plz let us know.
    Keep up the good work.

  4. spacechampion
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I'm trying your plugin. I would like to exclude the main blog from the multisite posts widget but there is no information on how to do that.

  5. Christine
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'd love to use it, but it's not working in my 3.01 multisite install, upgraded from MU. No posts show up.

  6. Daniel Bozo
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    spacechannel: Check the checkbox next to the main blog's name in the widget administration window.

  7. Daniel Bozo
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Christine: I don't know what's the problem. Is there any defference in the table structure bitween a simple 3.0 multisite and the MU upgraded?

  8. Christine
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't know. All I know is that I have problems.

    I finally did a new multisite install on XAMPP and just tested your plugin and it works great!

    I disabled all plugins in my old install's test blog and as always, only the widget title showed up, no posts were displayed.

    Here's the topic where some differences are addressed, although I really didn't get any help other than the advice to do a lot of reading:

    So I decided to move all my data in about 30 blogs to a new install. It's a major pain, especially setting up the widgets for each blog, but better than having all these problems.

    Thanks for this great plugin!

  9. luckyluc
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The only plugin I found that allows a truly multi-site management posts.

    The plugin allows you to choose from:

    Post to one or more sites (blogs), you selected the sites where you post directly from the menu "Edit Post".

    View "Recent posts" of all sites with a widget fully and easily

    Truly a must!

  10. marikamitsos
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi again,
    I am still confused/afraid to use it on a live site.
    Please explain:
    Where to install: plugins OR mu-plugins. Will it make any difference?

    When activating: Should I do that sitewide? Does every blog have to activated individually? Can it be done by only the super-admin? If not activated in a site will it still show up the posts from it to a site that has it activated?

    Has the way it calls the DB changed (so it doesn't kill the site)?

    Thank you

  11. Daniel Bozo
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #


    Now the plugin has to base functionalities.
    - Recent entries:
    I've never use WPMU. I've started zo working WP since WP 3.0.
    (If you can make a mirror of your site or a test site then make a live test. If you can please send me the results! Unfortunately I haven't got time for it)
    Christine said the plugin doesn't work on a 3.0 site upgraded from MU.

    But I think you scould install it to the plugins. If you want to use the plugin only on the main blog you only need to activate on it.
    This is not a super admin functionality!

    - broadcast:
    It is a superadmin functionality

    I hope I helped you


  12. Roy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just installed it, activated it on one subsite (not network) and then I had two widgets that work like a charm.

  13. Christine
    Posted 5 years ago #

    After migrating my blogs from MU to multisite, the plugin works great!

    I posted more about my problems with MU at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/moving-multi-site-to-xampp?replies=17 -- what a nightmare!

    I'm SO happy to finally have the recent comments and posts on the front page, Diamond MultiSite is great.

    Here are two things I'd like to see:

    1) A LINK for the post title (instead of "read more") as it is already for the comment title.

    2) A space or a dash between the title and post (and possible excerpt).

    Maybe a {-} ?

    I just made a donation and I hope others also contribute to the development of FREE plugins.

  14. Daniel Bozo
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #


    Have you tried to set the format string?

    Thanks for the donation!


  15. Christine
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oh, I just looked at the installation again, didn't even realize I could format! Very cool.

    Can I make the post title the post link too as it is by default for the comments?

  16. Daniel Bozo
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can use this placeholders in the widget's fromat filed:
    {title} - The comment's content
    {title_txt} - The comment's content (without link)
    {post-title} - The post's title
    {post-title_txt} - The post's title text (without link)
    {date} - The comment's date
    {author} - The comment's author
    {avatar} - Author's avatar

    (as you can see below the format field)

    So if you want to show the post's link and in the next line the post title text you sholud set the comment's format string to: {post-title}<br />{post-title_txt}

  17. Christine
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The comments already had a link to the post, I wanted a link to the post in the recent POSTS. And I noticed last night that there was an update for the plugin, I installed it and it's PERFECT -- with the link to the posts in the recent posts.

    Thanks so much again, that's exactly what I wanted on my front page.


  18. Burke Ingraffia
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does anyone know of a way to allow editors to use the "Broadcast this post, Select blogs where you want to copy this post" selection in the dashboard update section?

    Currently only admins have these role permissions.

  19. m3shrom
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I'm using the 'latest posts' widget and have this set up on the front page of a network, but it's only visible when I log in. Why would this be - are there some permissions or roles settings that I'm missing.

  20. drezac
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm with that person above: Do I put this in the plugins folder or the mu-plugins folder ?

    I guess I'm not really sure what the difference is on a WPMS.


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