The Bad Behavior plugin has done a good job of blocking spam for a long time now, but I’ve just discovered its failing.
New way to tackle this… Last night I tried to install WordPress MU instead of WordPress 3 Beta.
After all, I don’t particularly care about the exciting new features — I just want to run multiple domain names off a single WordPress install so I only have to keep one WordPress install updated and secure instead of 10 or 20 or 50.
For all the stuff I’ve seen about installing MU, I thought it was going to be difficult. It wasn’t, but…
Today I’m going to make a fresh start and try to document it. Maybe it will even work.
My domain for installing WordPress 3 Beta will be https://earthmustdie.com/
So I created a database, uploaded the files and created my WordPress site. That was easy. Now…
I’m getting closer to getting the WordPresss Multisite feature to work for hosting multiple domains with one install.
I went to the WordPress NYC Meetup group last night since they were discussing the features of WordPress 3.0 including Multisite.
As an aside, I’d like to mention that it was a very impressive lecture put on by Steve Bruner and Boone Gorges — both of them know their stuff and know how to explain it. If you’re in the NY area and developing with WordPress I highly recommend this group.
So the plan is to get Multisite working and handling all my different domains. And here’s what I’ve got so far:
Get it? WordPress 3.0 Multisites is the key to running a lot of websites with minimal maintenance!
Looking at my site, I realized that some of my code snippets are a little wide for my theme and may be being cut off in some browsers. On top of that, WordPress seems to like to mangle code. In the Edit Post page, there is a specific code button when you use the HTML editor, but the button doesn’t appear on the Visual editing screen.
My solution is to put code into a Popup window that will allow the user to view it more clearly and in a window wide enough for even the widest lines of code. In addition, this will allow me to make a photo gallery pop up and probably all sorts of other uses I’ll eventually invent.
Today is just a quick little addition to the footer of the blog to show how many database queries it took to build the web page and how much time it took.