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A Few Tweaks to the Document Repository Plugin

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

Extended Super Admins 0.2a

I’ve gone ahead and released the Extended Super Admins plugin into the public WordPress repository. Hopefully the plugin will get more usage and testing that way. As is mentioned below, please report (through the WordPress forums, comments on this blog post, my e-mail or on Twitter) if you find any issues or bugs in the plugin. It is still very much in the alpha stage and will need quite a bit more testing before it becomes stable.

This plugin was developed by Curtiss Grymala for the University of Mary Washington. It is licensed under the GPL2; so please feel free to take it, break it and fix it however you want. Just make sure the initial credit and license information stays in tact.

Following is the information from the readme file: Continue reading

Extended Super Admins – Public Alpha

Before releasing this plugin to the general public, I would really like to have some people test it and look for any bugs or scalability issues that may be present. That is why I’m posting it here.

What does this plugin do?

This plugin allows users to create multiple levels of Super Admin users within a WordPress Multi Site installation. Out of the box, in order for a user in WordPress Multi Site to have any control over network settings, they have to be granted full Super Admin status. This plugin changes that. You can create multiple roles and have granular control over the capabilities that each role has. Then, you can assign any Super Admins you desire to that role. Continue reading