New Blog Defaults

Update December 29, 2015: This post is part of the WPMU DEV Blog archive and contains information that is out-of-date, but we’re keeping it on the blog for posterity. For all the latest WordPress news and resources, check out the WPMU DEV Blog.

Update: This plugin has now been superseded by the New Blogs Templates plugin.

There’s been a lot of discussion recently on how site admins can set defaults for new blogs created in a WordPress Mu environment.

Most of the solutions involve figuring out which option you want to change and manually updating the schema.php (ie – hacking the core) or using a plugin file where you manually type in the update_option() command for the option you want to set.

I decided to create a plugin that would provide an administrative interface to most of the blog settings, so that site admins wouldn’t have to mess with files. No code knowledge needed.

I decided to create a plugin that would provide an administrative interface to most of the blog settings, so that site admins wouldn’t have to mess with files. No code knowledge needed.

Anyway, I uploaded the files over at WPMU Dev. Take a crack at them and let me know what you think