So after a long time of no updates I decided to update my website/blog.
The reason was that there were a lot of issues with my website for instance the carousel wasn’t working anymore and the twitter widget did not work either anymore.
The carousel stopped working because the jQuery library that I use uses jQuery 1.9 and the carousel used deprecated functions in jQuery 1.9. So I needed to update or change the carousel and I ended up installing the Nivo Slider an awesome slider which is standing under the MIT licence.
The reason why the Twitter widget stopped working was because Twitter changed their API. So from now on you need authenticate trough Oauth to do anything reading, writing, updating or deleting. And because Oauth is not that easy and I have no experience with it I decided to download a Twitter widget and to convert my footer bar into a widget bar. But because there were some things on the bar which used data from the other site in the WordPress Multisite network and the native widgets from WordPress don’t support Multisite I needed to download external widgets and even create my own Multisite Pages Widget.
But after working hard and completing everything you can see the biggest change in the footer with a working Twitter widget and a bit changed design for the footer.
My hopes for WordPress is that they will add native support for Multisite widgets.
Thanks for reading,
A few days ago I discovered WordPress Multisite by viewing the source code of http://plugins.jquery.com on Github (https://github.com/jquery/plugins.jquery.com). Than yesterday I discovered it again and so I thought let’s try it. But I firstly wanted to do this local because I was afraid of breaking some things. So after an hour of discovering, trying and playing I was able to let it work. But my design was completely messed up for my front website.
The idea of WordPress Multisite was to let my blog and front site run on 1 WordPress install. The thing is that my blog is running on a different sub domain called blog.juje007.be and my front website is running on juje007.be. So without WordPress Multisite this was impossible.
So today after completing the raw structure I needed to change my design in a lot of ways and after a few hours it was done.
And than the last step moving it from the local server to the remote server. This was going to be the most tricky part of all but luckily I learned already a lot on the way. So I made a checklist what I needed to do. And because of this checklist I had almost no bumps in the road and the last part was done very easy and fast.
So if your reading this article on my website than you are looking at a WordPress Multisite blog.
So my tips for all you guys wanting to try this is:
So happy blogging to you all.