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As we’re preparing to launch a WordPress MU site, we realized we needed a way to categorize blogs by topic, so we could create a portal of sorts that didn’t rely on user-generated categories or tags. We wanted to control a taxonomy for the portal. After searching the existing plugins, I found one that got us close, but it wasn’t done in a very efficient way. So, I took that base, and re-wrote the code. Props to Ezequiel Conte (http://code.google.com/p/cetsopensource/), for the base code that got me started.
Without further ado, here is the Blog Topics plugin and widget.
Full instructions are in the read me file.
- Unzip the file somewhere
- Upload the cets_blogtopics.php file to the wp-content/mu-plugins folder
- Log in as site admin and go to “Blog Topics Management” to add your topics.
New blog creators will be asked to pick a topic. Existing blogs will be defaulted to topic id 1.
Upload the widget file if you want to use the widget, or use the two additional files provided to create topic portal pages.