For those of you that haven’t seen it, Ron Rennick wrote an amazing plugin for us at University of Mary Washington that lets us manage all of our documents (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.) from a single site in our WordPress network; and then insert links to those documents from within any other site in the network. The plugin handles revisioning the documents, and ensures that a single permalink always leads to the latest and greatest version of the document.
Just in case you’re wondering, yes, the Document Repository plugin is completely compatible with multisite (duh!) and with multi-network setups of WordPress.
In our particular situation, there were a handful of additional tweaks I wanted to make to the plugin, though. They weren’t really within Ron’s purview to make, since they didn’t effect the overall utility or performance of the plugin; I just wanted to make things a little cleaner and easier to use in our installation. Continue reading