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How to make every net site have the same settings of the original site ?

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    rickkumar
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    @rickkumar

    Hi,

    We are in the process of launching a BuddyPress social networking site with “Multisite” enabled… site is socialwikileaks dot com

    Now when people register, they have the option to get their own site (subsite on subdomain of the main site) and they “automatically” get the following:

    – the theme of the main site theme

    – the option to edit the looks of their blog/site from the theme backend

    – they also have the same footer advertising the name of the company that sold the theme to us.

    I want to make sure that all the people who select the site option during registration get almost the same site appearance to maintain the looks and feel of the main (BP/MS) site. I also want to get rid of the footer and replace with a new footer.

    Q1: How can we make sure that every new site has same looks/appearance/settings/footer etc?Is there something we can adjust in the backend or is there a plugin that does this?

    Q2: Is it a good idea to do the above or should we let people do whatever they want with the appearance/looks/settings etc of their subsites?

    Q3: When people post on their subsites/blogs, do we get to edit or delete any posts or comments that are in-appropriate or spam?

    Please advise.

    Thank you very much for your help.

     

     

     

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  • #1 yes they can only choose from the theme you enable and you can edit that theme to include whatever information you want i think you may need to do something to prevent them from editing the css though or they might be able to change stuff.

    #2 that really depends on your situation/desires sometimes giving people too many options will cause them to not make any decision, other times choices equals freedom to create. If your value proposition is based on end user control and differentiation then you probably want to leave things as open as possible if your focus is on content and not presentation then you might want to restrict things. it is always better to give people new options rather then take them away so if your on the fence start out restricted and open things up according to your comfort.

    #3 yes you can spam sites but you are also super admin meaning you can admin anything on any site.

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    rickkumar
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    @rickkumar

    Thank you @ubernaut

    I am now facing another problem:

    I have network enabled the main theme that we use on socialwikileaks-dot-com (it is X2 theme from themekraft) for members to use for their sites.

    Since there are 3 other themes (BuddyPress default, BuddyPress Twenty Ten, and BuddyPress Twenty Eleven) also available in the “theme” section, so some newly registered members have selected one of those 3 themes.

    I manage to delete two of the themes (Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven) but I can not delete the “BuddyPress Default” theme.

    Since I want members to “only use the main site theme X2″, I am wondering if there is a way to:

    1. Delete the BuddyPress default theme?

    2. Not allow anyone to use any other theme except the main site theme X2 to maintain consistency thru out the network?

     

    Thank you for your time and help.

    you don’t need to delete themes you just hit the network disable feature (wish they had that feature for plugins too).

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    rickkumar
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    @rickkumar

    I did that but for some reason people are able to select other themes such as twenty ten and twenty eleven.

    I can understand how.

    Note: The funny thing is that those sites and the mebers that created those sites are only visible in the WP-Admin but not on the main site. I am wondering if there is a security hole somewhere because any new mebers and his/her site should show on the main site also, not just in the WP-admin area.

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    rickkumar
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    @rickkumar

    I meant I can’t understand how.

    so insertyourdomainhere.com/sites doesn’t show the site list? and insertyourdomainhere.com/members doesn’t show your users?

    i actually never tried to disable 2010 or 2011 before now and i see that if you network disable either of those themes they do in fact remain active on already created sites but they can no longer be activated so once someone (or you) changes it they can cannot switch back.

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    rickkumar
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    @rickkumar

    insertyourdomainhere.com/members shows members list but some from today are not in the list…perhaps they still need to activate their accounts from the registration email link. But I do see them in the WP-admin.

    insertyourdomainhere.com/sites doesn’t show the site list as of yet with today’s new sites, even though I can see the sites for today’s registered members in the WP-admin area. May be insertyourdomainhere.com/sites will show the list for all the members who registered today after they activate their registration?

     

    Thank you.

    that maybe explain the first thing but i don’t think the second. sounds maybe over my head, sorry.

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    rickkumar
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    @rickkumar

    Thank you, I don’t understand it either.

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