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recent posts in wordpress multisite without rss

  • I’m currently displaying the 3 most recent posts and RSS links to 9 of my sites on multisite: I’m using a shortcode for the excellent “better rss widget” in my sidebar so its replicated across all my sites via my theme.
    I know RSS is an inefficent way to do this.
    I had though about using the “multisite widgets” but I’d rather hardcode the text.
    I’ve heard about using the switch_to_blog() function in an article that instead proposed doing this:

    function umw_get_blog_posts( $blogid=1, $type='post', $parent=0 ) {
    	global $wpdb;
    	$wpdbobj = clone $wpdb;
    	$wpdb->blogid = $blogid;
    	$wpdb->set_prefix( $wpdb->base_prefix );
    	$query = $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT ID, post_title, post_name
    		FROM $wpdb->posts
    		WHERE post_status='publish'
    		AND post_type='$type'
    		AND post_parent=$parent" );
    	$wpdb = clone $wpdbobj;
    	return $wpdb->get_results( $query, ARRAY_A );

    From this site http://www.htmlcenter.com/blog/wordpress-multi-site-switching-blogs/
    I’m wondering which of these or alternatives would be best.

    Also, because this sidebar is pulled by every page, should I include this in functions or as a seperate page or something to stop it having to be created every time (or won’t it need to be anyway?)


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  • Hi, thanks,
    I already use this but its for displaying posts in the feed section on the main blog only
    It works great, but it displays posts in order regardless of blog
    So I use this at my main site
    I also use the multisite recent posts widget which displays the latest post from each blog (not the 10 latest from 1 blog for example)

    But I also want to display the 3 latest from each blog
    I know diamond multisite widgets will do something like this but I want to keep the code small and light and rely on plugins as little as possible (have heaps already)

    You can see each of these working at my site incairns.net.au

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