Tag Archives: WordPressMU

WordPress upgradation from 2.9.2 to wordpress-3.0.1

From our previous post

We have successfully upgraded our wordpressmu from 2.9.2 to 3.0.1

Here are the steps we followed for this upgradation

We have also upgraded all our plugins and we are happy to say that we are in WordPress-3 club.

Have fun!!

WordPress 2.9 CARMEN version released

WordPress announced the release of version 2.9 which is code named CARMEN after the jazz vocalist Carmen McRae.

Besides the hundreds of code improvements they have made (a full list is available on the WordPress website, the following are some of the key enhancements handled in WordPress 2.9 Carmen release:

– Upgrade all plugins at once using a bulk upgrade option

– Built in Image Editing: Images can be edited in line as soon as they are uploaded using the image editing tool, that is now built in

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Successful WordPress MU (WPMU) Installation

We are happy to announce the completion of a large WordPress Multi User (WPMU) project for one of our clients.

The requirement was as follows:

Currently we manage a set of wordpress blogs each with its own installation on its own servers. Some blogs were the main site for the respective domains and some blogs were wordpress installations in sub folders in the respective domains. This was becoming a maintenance nightmare, as with each version upgrade of wordpress, we had to upgrade ten different local installations of the same.

Our task was to eliminate the need for maintaining multiple wordpress installations and have a single installation that will be used to manage multiple blogs, one sub domain per blog. Also, we had to come up with a way to get a blog up and running with minimum effort for any new client/guest asking for a new blog for themselves.

We managed to accomplish the goals successfully today and have centrally implemented the wordpress MU blogging tool on Blogs Plugin – http://blogsplug.in/

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WordPress – Effective tool for SEO Consultants

WordPress has always been praised as an effective tool for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on any website which has good content.

We have been able to install WordPress along with Cutline theme and the famous All-In-One-SEO pack, which has given very good results as far as Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is concerned.

We recommend WordPress as the primary tool of choice even to SEO Consultants as it gives them many benefits out of the box.

In fact this blog is also built using WordPress but a slight variation of it called WordPressMU (WordPress Multi User installation). WordPressMU allows us to manage multiple blogs and users from a central admin tool. Since we also manage our own web hosting and servers, we were able to tweak the server settings to make sure the WordPressMU installation is successful.

As mentioned earlier, the key to the success of any website resides in providing useful content to the visitors. It is very easy to get to the top of search engine rankings, but it is quite difficult to retain the top spot for a long time. Hence we always recommend our clients to get into the habit of writing at least one new post a day, which over a period of time will become a wealth of information targeting their site users.

If you have any questions on WordPress or WordPressMU please feel free to ask. We are here to help.