Posts Tagged ‘multi-site’

WordPress Mu 2.7.1 and Multi-Site Manager

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I have neglected this blog due to routine work lately. I have done some things, but not much to write home about, and being swamped with work, I just lacked the initiative to add new stuff, or to dwell into new technologies and problems. Routine is routine, and upgrade to WordPress Mu sometimes introduces new issues.

A very useful plugin called “Multi-Site Manager” is available for, well, managing easily multi-site configuration of a single WPMU from the GUI.

I have been using it for a while, and I was happy with it, however, after the latest Mu upgrade (2.7.1), a single problem appeared – you cannot manage sites from a newly created domain. Already existing domains functionality was not changed, but only new ones.

I through myself knee deep into its MySQL data, and got to the following workaround. This should be incorporated into the code, but me being such a lame PHP coder, maybe it’s not the best idea that I do it…


You have created a new site, but from within its admin you cannot view the site admin panel. Manually entering the URL results in a “Permission Denied” error message.


Login to your MySQL DB.

Use the MU database.

Find your new site ID:

select * from wp_site;

Write down the site number. Also, write down another site number – a small site would be best.

Get the correct entry for site_admins from some other blog

Select * from wp_sitemeta where meta_key=’site_admins’;

Response should look something like this:

| meta_id | site_id | meta_key | meta_value |
| 8 | 1 | site_admins | a:1:{i:0;s:5:”adm”;} |
| 467 | 21 | site_admins | a:1:{i:0;s:5:”adm”;} |
| 245 | 13 | site_admins | a:1:{i:0;s:5:”adm”;} |
| 45 | 3 | site_admins | a:1:{i:0;s:5:”adm”;} |
| 28 | 2 | site_admins | a:1:{i:0;s:5:”adm”;} |
| 62 | 5 | site_admins | a:1:{i:0;s:5:”adm”;} |
| 126 | 8 | site_admins | a:1:{i:0;s:5:”adm”;} |

Create a site_admin entry for your new site:

insert into wp_sitemeta (site_id,meta_key,meta_value) values (’22’,’site_admins’,’a:1:{i:0;s:5:”adm”;}’);

Im my example, 22 is the site ID, obtained from the first query.

Following that, refresh your dashboard GUI and you should be able to find your “Site Admin” panel there. From here you can define your desired settings for the site as you see fit.

NT4 Server English, BDC, and problems

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

In the long forgotten days of NT4, there was not Unicode. In these older days, one could use English, and the language the server machine was predefined for. In our poor and sad case, English alone.

This is a story of a poor filer, member of a multi-site NT4 domain, which, due to latency and delay in the creation of the VPN connection between sites, had to become BDC.

Now this server acts as BDC, and all is fine, but as a filer, although Hebrew files can be saved and recalled to/from it (Hebrew names), it cannot access them interally. It cannot backup/restore Hebrew named files, it cannot copy/move them either. We’re stuck.

I’ve got two possible directions: The first would be to "upgrade" or "reinstall" the server using an Hebrew Enabled version of NT4 Server (and with luck, much luck, it might work), or to silently replace it by a Linux acting as NT Domain BDC, caching accesses, etc. Maybe it will work, donno. Worth a try.