How To: WordPress 3.0 Multi-site Blog Directory

I’ve been using this WordPress page template lately for creating a directory page. The directory page lists every blog on a WordPress 3.0 multi-site setup and includes the author name, author bio, number of posts, last updated time, and gravatar. One thing it DOES NOT include is recent posts. I will get around to adding that in a few weeks. It also lists the 5 most recent posts for each blog.

I like using the 1kb css grid system for laying pages out, so you can see what I use for css in the zip file. If you want to roll with that setup, you can just copy and paste the contents of css.css into the style.css file for your theme. And move sign.png into the images/ folder for your theme. You’ll also want to do something with the blog-directory.php file.

blog-directory.php is a custom page template for Twenty Ten. If you’re using the Twenty Ten theme, you can just drop blog-directory.php into the “twentyten” theme folder and be done. If you’re using another theme you’ll need to open blog-directory.php and copy everything between <!– start blog directory –> and <!– end blog directory –> and paste it into a custom template for your theme.

If you’re not familiar with custom page templates in WordPress, you can read about them here.