I found myself wanting to upload an image to the activity stream so I went out to get a new plugin.
I found BuddyPress Activity Plus.
- BuddyPress Activity Plus (download plugin) – allows for embedding of oEmbed videos and media in your activities.
I’ve been downloading plugins directly from the server using
wget. I just SSH to connect to the server then navigate to the
/wp-content/plugins/ folder where I use a comment like:
Which downloads the zip file, then I use
unzip to expand the zip file.
I decided it would be a good idea to keep all the zip files somewhere so I moved all the zip files to ~/plugins/ on the server.
I’ve added gravity forms to the site and begun migrating forms from the “old” site. So far I’ve done the contact us on the network and a student application on the Agile Learning Center NYC site.
WPMU DEV Membership
Art went ahead and got a WPMU DEV membership for the site. We have access to premium plugins and themes now.
Domain Name Mapping
We installed two plugins:
- Domain Mapping
These are suppose to assist in mapping domain names and allowing for sub sites to have their own domains. There is some issue which I don’t understand that is preventing this from working. Our DNS seems to be configured correctly and the plugins appear to be installed correctly.
We need to move the site from it’s current temporary domain name:
agile.geekgene.com to one of the other domains, we decided on
agilelearningcenters.org but are unable to make this change happen via the plugins.
We could change it from the wp-config.php file by updating the line:
However this would require us to go through the database and update the URLs as well. We were hoping that the WPMU DEV plugins would help, however it has so far proved to not work…
[Late night update]
Art and I decided to change the domain by hand to agilelearningcenters.org We changed the entry in the database for the following:
- wp_options: options named “siteurl” and “home”
- wp_sitemeta: the option named “siteurl”
- wp_blogs: any entries in the “domains” column that have the old domain name
- wp_#options: Each sub-site will have sets of tables that correspond to the blog_id in the wp_blogs table. You need to go to the wp#_options table, where # corresponds to the blog_id, and update the “siteurl” and “home” settings in that table.
Basically we found all the following database entries and replaced agile.geekgene.com with agilelearningcenters.org
It works and now the site points to the proper domain. We still need to get to the bottom of the WPMU DEV plugins not working!
While Art worked on the domain issue I went ahead and installed the Ultimate Facebook plugin.
Unfortunately for this plugin to work we must configure a Facebook app which requires us to set a domain name, so this is currently on hold until we figure out the domain name.
Plugins that look cool
The following WPMU DEV plugins should be considered:
- New Blog Templates
- Appointments +
- Events +
- Easy Blogging
- Support System
- User Activity
- Post Indexer
- Custom Admin bar
- Custom Dashboard Widget
- HTML Email Templates
- Status (if it works with BP)
- Pretty Plugins
- BuddyPress Group Calendar
- BuddyPress Group Email
- Custom Admin Text
- Multisite Theme Manager
- Signup code (replace current baw invitation code?)