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Eye On DNA



WordPress MU

Plugins, Widgets, SVN Repository



  • New feature on avatars available since 2006
  • WPMU Avatar widget users will be able to navigate to their Profile page and upload their own photo. The photo will appear next to their comments across your WPMU site, and, if they use my Author Profile Enhanced widget, in their sidebar next to their “About Me” text (demo)
    • based on Profile Pics plugin
    • The "can't upload" issue:
      • Subdirectory fix, subdomain fix (don't work?)
      • Upload form fix (for IE7 only?) open up wp-admin/profiles.php, find the form line about 15 lines down and change it to this: <form name="profile" id="your-profile" action="profile-update.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
  • Post Avatar allows choosing from a predetermined set of images
  • Gravatar allows you to generate a gravatar URL complete with rating, size, default, and border options; it also shows LiveJournal userpics in comments
  • Localized comment avatar allows readers to specify a name, e-mail address and/or URL that they will always use when commenting, and to upload and assign an image to this combination of specified values
  • Sexy Comments plugin has avatar support


  • Theme Development
  • 005 v10
  • style.css:
    • #topimg: change header picture (header_dkblue.jpg)
    • #header_title: increase the font size to 30px, add ITC Franklin Gothic Book to the font list, change change padding-top from 155px to 70px and remove text-transform: uppercase
    • #header_title2: increase the font size to 20px, add ITC Franklin Gothic Book to the font list and remove text-transform: uppercase
    • darker links (a{color:#3178FF; ...}) and text (#bg{color:#333333; ...})
    • darker comments: .comment{color:#555555; ...}
    • darker quote sections inside posts: blockquote p{color:#555555; ...}
  • add the following to footer.php:
<a href="">Creative Commons BY-SA or GNU FDL</a> - <a href="">Disclaimer</a>
  • searchform.php:
    • to enable the blogsearch to search each individual blog instead of the main blog, replace the 1st line as follows:
      <form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>">
      <form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('home'); ?>">



  • science blog feeds (via Jason):
looks like this:
we might consider setting ours up like that as well. e.g. would be the name of mine.
EasyPG is a Wordpress plugin adding shortcuts to create correct markup for Postgenomic parsing
  • Message during installation:
Warning: reset() [function.reset]: Passed variable is not an array or object in /data/web/root/wordpressmu-1.2.3/wp-content/mu-plugins/pluggable.php on line 30
Warning: Variable passed to each() is not an array or object in /data/web/root/wordpressmu-1.2.3/wp-content/mu-plugins/pluggable.php on line 31


The / (root) blog is currently unused and serves a placeholder that redirects requests to the dewikified version of the Blogs page on the OpenWetWare wiki.

Front page

Renaming blogs

  • Site Admin -> Blogs -> Edit blog
  • make sure that all necessary options are updated (some may be repeated twice on the page): Path, Siteurl, Home, Fileupload Url