Multisite: From Subdomain to Subfolder

A few years ago we changed a multilingual blog into a WordPress Multisite network using MultilingualPress for the multilingual part. Today, with wanting to have SSL on all sites, this slowly grew into a nightmare.

So after checking all options, I realized everything would be so easy if we just could change the network from the domain based network (“subdomain” install) it was into a path based one (“subfolder” install).

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Restricting Content to User Roles

Sometimes, content is aimed at certain people or user groups only. Sometimes it contains data you need to make sure it’s not spread all over our beautiful World Wide Web. And in some of these cases, the way to do it is not to just add a plugin and click a button. 😉

So my task was to not only hide content from plain sight but it should be accessible  to two user groups only. Continue reading “Restricting Content to User Roles”

A Week of REST – Retrospect

This year I spent quite a bit of time learning. The last big challenge was the Week of REST in beautiful Derbyshire, September 5th – 9th. It was an amazing week and I am still impressed by how much I learnt during those few days. And it sure wasn’t necessary to be so nervous about it. 😉 Continue reading “A Week of REST – Retrospect”

Troubleshooting Common BackupBuddy Errors

As I stated before, I do love my BackupBuddy. I haven’t encountered a backup and restore plugin that seems to work better for me. It usually is fast, fairly pain-free and it very rarely happens that it doesn’t work out of the box.

It does happen, however, and I figured I’d just quickly note the problems I run into most often and how to fix them. Continue reading “Troubleshooting Common BackupBuddy Errors”

Being part of WordCamp Nuremberg

WordCamp Nuremberg took place on April 16 and 17, with a Contributor Day on the 18th. I loved being there and therefore meant to write a recap. So I better sit down with it now.

For me, WordCamp Nuremberg was a lot about community. Maybe it was because I was volunteering (again) and got the job title of “Head of Registration”. But more likely it was because over the years I have been getting closer and closer to this community. Continue reading “Being part of WordCamp Nuremberg”

Three plugins to easily manage users

Once in a while, there is a client who needs some stuff you never really needed. During the past months, all of a sudden there were several projects that required all kinds of custom user roles. It took some research and testing to figure out what I feel works best for me. Check out my favorites: Continue reading “Three plugins to easily manage users”

Leaving the the semantic grid behind

Guest Post by Kirsten

Custom WordPress themes are my bread and butter. While I’m trying to cultivate something like a theme boilerplate, my coding process is changing constantly. Whenever I think: „That’s it, I got it!“, I change my mind.

I’ve been working with SASS for quite a while and I’m very fond of it. SASS a very elegant and lean way to organize a modularized CSS workflow.
For example, SASS calculates grids very effectively. A few lines of code output a nice responsive grid.
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Hands on: User Access Management

Providing website users with appropriate capabilities and access is a powerful built-in feature of WordPress. It is an important and helpful tool for your users as well as the administrator(s).

It is important to get familiar with the basic roles that are always there, ready to use. Go ahead and check out the overview provided by the WordPress codex. Continue reading “Hands on: User Access Management”

Migrating WordPress Multisite

During the past year or so, I learned to love my BackupBuddy. Ever since I use it, migrating WordPress sites has just been a breeze.

However, lately I have had quite a few multisite installations. So far, migrating WordPress multisite still has been a pain (for me, at least), Continue reading “Migrating WordPress Multisite”

This was WPCamp Berlin 2013

A short recap and some thoughts before it’s too long gone. Yeah, another WordPress event with lots of inspiring, smart and fun people. A big Thank You to the organizers and everybody who had a share in making it possible. More of it!
In a way I feel sorry I can’t be in London for the upcoming WordCamp. Then again I do need some time to implement all the stuff I learned in Berlin and in Leiden. But back to Berlin for now. Continue reading “This was WPCamp Berlin 2013”