As I’ve not been able to offer good Talian Theme Support for parts of the Massive Passive Profits Autoblog Plugin setup I’ve started going through the whole autoblog setup process.
Below I’ll guide you through setting up WordPress multisite with the Massive Passive Profits Plugin, running the Talian SEO theme with basic settings.
Going to assume you managed to install WordPress multisite and the Massive Passive Profits plugin and you’ve installed the Talian 05 theme either by FTP or through the built in theme installation page (so working, but not automated). Now you want to automate the setup process of creating sub-domains/sub-sites with Talian 05 as the theme.
If you aren’t at this stage, this won’t help.
Network Activate Talian 05
Log in to WordPress and go to the “Network Admin” link (it’s on the right hand corner of the Dashboard) if it says “Site Admin” instead of “Network Admin” you might already be in the network settings: the title of the site (big bold wording on the top left side) should be what you called your main site, not a sub-domain.
Click the “Themes” link on the left menu.
Find the “Select Talian AdSense and Clickbank + SEO” entry and click the “Network Activate” link (all your sub-domains and sub-sites will have access to Talian now).
Download and install the Blog Templates Plugin into your Plugin folder /wp-content/plugins/.
Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and go to the “Network Admin” link (it’s on the right hand corner of the Dashboard). If you just network activated Talian you are already in the Network Admin section.
Click “Plugins” on the left menu.
Find the “New Blog Templates” entry and click “Network Activate”.
Note: you’ll probably have to “Network Activate” other plugins you want to use on all your autoblogs (I don’t use WordPress multisite, so not very familiar with it).
On the left menu click the “Sites” link, followed by “Add New”.
Note: if you’ve been stuck on this a while and have a lot of ‘test’ sub-domains might be an idea to delete many of them now (just to ‘clean’ your installation and prevent mistakes later).
Name this new site “talian template” : in the top two settings type “talian template” without the speech marks, add your email address and click the “Add Site” button.
On the left menu click the “Sites” link.
Find the “talian template” sub-domain/sub-site and click the “Dashboard” link that appears as you hover over the entry.
This next stage is where you’ll be adding all your default settings for every autoblog, so could take some time. I’m going to skip through the process quickly just to get Talian setup and edit a couple of settings, you’ll want to make a lot more changes like deleting the “Welcome to WordPress” first Post, installing and setting up plugins, changing or deleting the About page (I delete it) etc… You’ve probably been advised to setup a Privacy and similar pages, I’ve been running AdSense on sites for over 5 years on about 100 domains and never created a privacy page: never had a problem and on good days have made over $200 a day from AdSense. If I ever get an issue with the AdSense program I’ll add a privacy page etc…
Setting up Talian on the Template sub-domain/sub-site
Click the “Themes” link on the left menu.
Click the “activate” link associated with the “Talian AdSense and Clickbank + SEO 05” theme entry.
Under “Themes” on the left menu is a new link to “Talian AdSense and Clickbank + SEO”, click it to gain access to the Talian SEO Theme Admin page where you can add your Google AdSense Publisher ID etc..
If all you plan to use is default settings with your AdSense settings (so not running Clickbank) just paste your pub-######## number over mine (make sure you don’t add spaces before or after) and “Store Settings”.
Talian is setup other than widgets (see later).
A Couple of Example Settings Change
This is just an example settings change that you’ll want to do.
Click “Settings” on the left menu, followed by the “Discussion” link that will open below the Settings menu.
Scroll to the bottom and tick an Avatar type you like. I like the Monster and Wavetar images myself :-)) Makes your comments look nicer, not needed.
Click the “Save Changes” button.
Click “Links” on the left menu.
You’ll find 7 links to WordPress relevant sites. Delete them all (several ways to delete them).
If you want all your sub-domains/sites to link back to your main site click the “Add New” link under the Links menu that opened up.
For “Name” add the name of the main site.
For “Web Address” paste the URL of the main site.
Other settings are a waste of time, click the “Add Link” button. This will add one link from every sub-domain back to your site if you add the Links Widget (see later).
This is just a few example settings change, there’s plenty more you can edit to make your site more unique like running various plugins.
Talian Widgets Setup
On the left menu under “Appearance” click the “Widgets” link.
Here you drag and drop the widgets you want on all your sub-domains.
Start with the widgets that are labeled #GAT, the lower the number the more likely I’d use them (1 being high, 9 being low).
You might want something like this for an AdSense only setup:
1GAT Adverts Clear BG
5GAT RSS Feeds
6Gat Recent Articles
7GAT Recent Comments 12
It’s up to you how you build your widgets menu.
Setting Up the Blog Template
While still on the “talian template” sub-domain click the “Tools” link on the left menu followed by “Blog Templates”.
For “Template Name:” add “Talian Blog Template”
Under “What To Copy To New Blog?” tick all 4 tick boxes (not 100% sure on all 4, so might change this after detailed testing).
Click “Create Blog Template” button.
Find the new “Talian Blog Template” entry near the top and click the “Make Default” link on the right.
Click the “Talian Blog Template” link (the one on the left under “Template Name”).
Under “Advanced Options” click the “Save” button.
Your “Talian Blog Template” is ready to use.
Any new sub-domains/sub-sites you create will now use the same settings as the “Talian Blog Template”.
You can make changes to the setup of this blog template, for example if you install a new plugin or change a setting you should update the “Talian Template” sub-domain/sub-site then update the “Talian Blog Template” (click those “Save” buttons) so your new autoblogs use the new settings.
I understand old autoblogs will not be updated after changing settings, I’m not aware of a way to update old sub-domain settings beyond updating WordPress, plugins etc…, but specific settings changes would require editing each sub-domain one at a time. Because of this it makes a lot of sense to have your setup exactly how you want it before creating dozens of autoblogs using the Massive Passive Profits Autoblog Plugin.
Advanced Blog Template Technique With Talian 05
The problem with using the Blog Template plugin this way is it results in all your sub-domain autoblogs have the exact same settings and options. So you have to have the same Talian banners, same Talian colours, same AdSense ad placements etc… unless you edit the sub-domain later one by one and change them (not very automated).
To get around this problem create multiple Blog Templates and set them as default one by one and run off say 10 autoblog sub-domains, set another Blog Template as default, run another 10 sub-domains off.
In this way you can have automation of sub-domains, but retain the power of Talian in creating unique looking sites.