How-to: Multiuser blog for WordPress 2.0.x

Several people have asked me whether the multi-user setup mentioned in my previous blog posts will work for WordPress 2.0.x – and the short answer fortunately is Yes.

The even better news is that changes to WP2.0 makes it even easier to apply, and that a guy named Stephen Rider has taken the time to describe the setup, package it neatly and include a little readme file with instructions that are better than what I originally wrote so I’m not going to improve on it.


I believe this trivially simple multi-user blog setup still is relevant, even though a more “official” multi-user WordPress now exists: it’s a separate branch that has some quite substantial differences from standard WordPress and while the features (for managing blogs etc) are nice, they are not what I need: I know which blogs I need and can do the editing required by hand.

So there you have it: Simplicity (which alas works only on platforms that have symbolic links, i.e. not on Windows) or Officialness. The choice is yours 🙂

3 thoughts on “How-to: Multiuser blog for WordPress 2.0.x

  1. FYI. The new link to strider’s new setup for the multiblog feature you had originally set up is at
    http://striderweb.com/nerdaphernalia/2006/10/hello-again-world/ It took some sleuthing to find the new link, so this is FYI.

    His latest post regarding the multiblog states that he’s coming with a major update on the feature.

    I’ve tested WordPressMU – nice for blogfarm. But MU’s more than I need for a website CMS with only 7 bloggers max and surely more than the clients can handle and maintain on their own.

    I’m going to test your solution as well as strider’s in wordpress 2.2.2. I hope to donate a website that can be maintained easily by some priests in asia 🙂

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