Over the last couple of days I have been playing around with WordPress MU (aka WPMU), the multi-user, mult-blog version of WordPress. It has been on my “to checkout” list for a while but I haven’t had a compelling reason to do so until now.
I was asked to help set up some blogs for a group of soccer teams that are traveling to Europe later this year after doing one for my daughter’s team (one of the teams). This seemed like a good opportunity to try out WPMU since I’d also like to do it for my wp-SwimTeam plugin and make it available to swim teams as a hosted service.
Downloading and installing WPMU was pretty straight forward but getting it to work with sub-domain mode blogs turned out to be a challenge. I have concluded that without the ability to edit the httpd.conf file, it isn’t possible to make it work. I did manage to get the sub-directory mode working but that isn’t what I need for the soccer team project.
So for now, I am going to abandon WPMU and set up a series of regular WordPress blogs, one for each team. I am also looking at wp-Hive to help with this.