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Virtual Multiblog and .htaccess


I had problems with permalinks and Virtual Multiblog (yet another linky), basically that for every wordpress instance I added I would have to add another set of permalink-related Apache Rewrite rules to prevent individual entries 404-ing. This was fragile and prone to failure. Fortunately, there is a Proper Way To Do It:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUESTURI} (/blog|/news)?/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . %1/index.php [L]


From the readme. Lovely.

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Thumbnails Still In WordPress

(follow-up to my previous post)

And in other news, I jump to conclusions too quickly. WordPress does not generate thumbnails for lage images – I’ve heard both 1M and 3M quoted. There is a disussion on the support forums here. For large files I’ll have to run ImageMagick manually.

What would be nice is for WP integrate with ImageMagick or another image processing library so that thumbnail generation can be done for bigger files. Of course, the library would have to be present, but a plugin would be nice…

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Thumbnails Removed From WordPress?

While uploading photos, I noticed that the “thumbnail” option seems to have been removed from the latest version (2.3.2 at time of writing) of WordPress. Uploading images no longer generates thumbnails either. A few quick Google searches were not much help, except that a few people with blogs on saw it had been removed too. I’m going to have a look at the changelogs in case there is a reason it was removed (like the preview pane for writing posts), and see if I can get it back. I will post an update if I have any success.