Blogs Directory

Clean, searchable, fully-automated site list and blog directory for Multisite and BuddyPress.

Version 1.2.0.2

    Changelog

    December 29, 2014 - version 1.2.0.2

      June 20, 2013 - version 1.2.0.1
      • Security improvements

      April 28, 2013 - version 1.2
      • SQL query improvements

      May 19, 2012 - version 1.1.9.1
      • Fixed: Removeing Specific Blogs form Blogs Directory

      May 7, 2012 - version 1.1.9
      • Blog search algorithm improvements
      • More bug fixes
      • Change blogs directory slug by defining BLOGS_DIRECTORY_SLUG in wp-config.php

      April 8, 2012 - version 1.1.8
      • Blog Directory - Multi Site Privacy compatibility

      November 23, 2011 - version 1.1.7
      • Moved setting as new network admin menu;
      • "Display Description" as optional feature (look settings);

      November 22, 2011 - version 1.1.6
      • Some changes of template;
      • Added CSS class names for table;
      • Added feature for set the custom title of page instead of "Blogs" (look settings);
      • Changed logic for search by Title;
      • Added descriptions for blogs;

      November 19, 2011 - version 1.1.5
      • Fixed search by Title;
      • Added new feature for hide some blogs (Pro-site, Private);
      • Added feature for translate the plugin;

      November 16, 2011 - version 1.1.4
      • Fix problem with update rewrite rules;
      • Changed search of blogs (by Title and Description);

      May 1, 2011 - version 1.1.3

        February 17, 2011 - version 1.1.2

          January 6, 2011 - version 1.1.1

            January 6, 2011 - version 1.1

              October 24, 2010 - version 1.0.9

                October 16, 2010 - version 1.0.8

                  December 4, 2009 - version 1.0.7

                    December 3, 2009 - version 1.0.6

                      November 18, 2009 - version 1.0.5

                        November 13, 2009 - version 1.0.4

                          October 23, 2009 - version 1.0.2

                            September 28, 2009 - version 1.0.1

                              September 3, 2009 - version 9.9.9.9

                                Downloads 21,642

                                Compatibility Multisite 4.1

                                blog directory creates a simple and customizable list of all the sites on your network.

                                This easy to use plugin completely automates site list management so you can set it, and forget it. Every added site, tagline change and deleted blog instantly updates for an always current directory.

                                Adapts to fit your theme’s style

                                By default, Blog Directory grabs style elements from your design to integrate perfectly with every theme. Or add a splash of color for a little extra flare using the integrated color customization tool.

                                Users can quickly discover and navigate blogs on your network with the built-in directory search. Each setting, from display order to listings per page, can be adjusted with a click.

                                Blog Directory adapts to your theme
                                Blog Directory adapts to your theme

                                Do more with WPMU DEV

                                Pair Blog Directory with other premium plugins and get more. Activate Pro Sites and limit your site list to only paid blogs or install Avatars and display a blog avatar for each site in your directory.

                                Seamless Pro Sites integration
                                Seamless Pro Sites integration

                                Blog Directory simplifies your workflow:

                                • Add site directory instantly on activation
                                • Automated site list management
                                • Simple color customization
                                • Choose directory display order– alphabetical, recently updated and newest
                                • Site search for quick navigation
                                • Manage list length with paginate
                                • Toggle description display and rename directory page
                                • Convenient single-page settings
                                • Display blog avatars on site list using Avatars
                                • Integrate seamlessly with Pro Sites
                                • Built entirely for Multisite and BuddyPress

                                Save time with Blog Directory – instant setup and a streamlined site list you don’t have to micromanage.

                                Start by reading Installing plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress Multisite.

                                To install:

                                1. Download the plugin file
                                2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
                                3. Upload /blogs-directory/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site
                                4. Visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate it there.

                                Note: If you have an older version of the plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete it.

                                • That’s it! No configuration necessary!

                                To use:

                                It should auto create a page called “Sites” on your main site where anyone can search to locate a site. On the off chance the page isn’t auto created all you need to do is create a page with the slug “blogs” without the quotes.

                                blogs-directory-sites-page

                                Changing how sites are displayed in your Site Directory is as simple as pie.

                                You will see the following screen under Network Admin > Settings > Site Directory

                                1. Select your preferred sort option. 2. Select the number of sites you want to display per page. 3. Select whether to hide unpaid sites if you are using the Pro Sites Plugin, and if you want to hide sites that have been set to Private. 4. Select the Title you want for your Directory page. 5. Chose to toggle on or off site descriptions. 6. Adjust the background and border colors.
                                1. Select your preferred sort option.
                                2. Select the number of sites you want to display per page.
                                3. Select whether to hide unpaid sites if you are using the Pro Sites Plugin, and if you want to hide sites that have set to Private.
                                4. Select the Title you want for your Directory page.
                                5. Choose to toggle on or off site descriptions.
                                6. Adjust the background and border colors.

                                Searching for a site is a real snap too.

                                1. Go to your new Site Directory, and click on the site you want to check out.

                                2. Or use the built-in search feature that enables your users to find exactly what they are looking for on your network. They can even search for individual words in the site names or descriptions. Say, for example, you just know there’s a cool site in the network with a bunch of drawing tutorials, but can’t remember the name. No problem, simply enter a likely word in the search form, and all sites containing that word will be returned in the results. How cool is that?

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                                Customization

                                You can change the page slug used by Blogs Directory by opening blogs-directory.php and editing the slug on line 37, which by default reads as follows:

                                $blogs_directory_base = ‘blogs';