All posts by Gary Garchar

00) WPC


Cupertino, CA
15 WordPressers

WordPress is an open source content management tool and internet publishing platform.Wordpressers get together to exchange information and ideas concerning the rapidly evolvi…

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01) Do the Loop

  • Who is the Meetup customer?
    • We are the Meetup customer!
  • What is wanted?
    • A simple WordPress membership website like Meetup:
      • Easy to Join
      • Easy to Post an Event
      • Easy to RSVP
  • How is this done?
    • Using the power of Accumulated Selection:
      • WordPress provides Successive Variations;
      • We add them up into a certain Direction of Usefulness.

01) Multisite

The multi-user (MU) feature has been rolled into core as Multisite ever since Version 3.0.

It is ideal for a central system administrator to set up a large network of blogs with one installation. (The sites in this network have separate URLs which forward to the subsites.)

Individual site administrators are able to securely manage their templates and settings without affecting the other users.

Another Scenario: Web Developer has all the themes & plugins at the ready to create a new website for a client. They create the client’s website as a subsite, and then transfer all of the content to the client’s own base of operations.

Migrate a Subsite to a Single Site Using the Export Function

  1. Export the subsite from the Multisite Network. This creates an XML file.
  2. Install WordPress as a new Single Site Domain for the client.
  3. Download and activate the free WordPress Importer plugin from
  4. Import the XML file to the new client’s domain.

02) Installation

  1. Add one line to wp-config.php
  2. Login again – follow instructions
  3. Add six more lines to wp-config.php
  4. Create/update the hidden .htaccess file containing the rewrite code

1) Add one line to wp-config.php

define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );

2) Login again – follow instructions

Example Sub-Domain:

 links to same as

Example Sub-Directory:

Note: Install WordPress in the root of your webpath if you want to use a sub-domain install. A sub-directory install creates a path-based network, even though it does not use file system directories.

3) Add six more lines to wp-config.php

4) Create/update the hidden .htaccess file containing the rewrite code



User=Me / Group=Staff / World=Everyone

02) Meetup-like Website

This is a sample home page of a simplified Meetup-clone made by retaining a subset of the blocks currently on Meetup’s landing page:

FEATURE SET (for now)

1) Members JOIN the group.

2) Administrator creates an EVENT.

3) Administrator ANNOUNCES event.

4) Members RSVP if they are going to the event.

5) Members get an automatic REMINDER before the event.

6) Administrator records RESULTS of the event.