WP Hive 0.5 Release

The latest version of WP Hive is now available for download.

New Features Include:

* Easier / Single-click installation
* Administration GUI
* Support for subdirectory sites
* Support for wildcard domains and subdomains
* Fix for favicon.ico handling
* Much of the code was re-written and cleaned up.

The installation instructions have been updated.

This represents a major milestone in the project. Many thanks to everyone who contributed and supported so far!

*Note* This release works well, provided that WordPress is installed and accessed from the root (eg: domain.com/ or sub.domain.com/) for all sites in the hive.

There are reports of problems when WordPress is installed in a subdirectory (read the post about subdirectories) or when it is installed in it’s own directory. An update is in the works to address this issue.


  1. bryon says:

    Auto update killed my admin page. I cannot access my …/posts/wp-admin/ anymore, /posts/ is where the wordpress is installed. It redirects me to …/wp-admin/ which is a 404. Stuck.

  2. ikailo says:

    To manually deactivate WP Hive, delete the file ../wp-content/db.php from the file system.

    I will look into the issue of installing it in a subdirectory. Thanks for letting me know.

  3. bryon says:

    Thank you that worked to get me back into the dashboard, but broke wp hive (obviously). I’ll try re-installing it, not sure why it started the re-direct, it was working before.

  4. bryon says:
  5. catlover says:

    Congratulations on this milestone!

    Woooohooo! Good job to ikailo and other contributors.

    Lots of hard work, I am sure.

    Thanks for moving the HIVE forward!

  6. eddie says:

    I’m getting a parse error for the wphive class when I install:

    [Thu Oct 15 22:05:52 2009] [error] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /hsphere/local/home/ifutweb/ifutweb.u101.hosting365.ie/wp-content/plugins/wp-hive/includes/class.wphive.php on line 59

    It breaks my wordpress site until I delete db.php.

  7. eddie says:

    Out of interest (I don’t know the answer to this yet because the install won’t work for me, see above comment), when using the subdirectory mode, are the subdirectories virtual (i.e. just apache rewrites) or are physical subdirectories made on the server? If it’s the latter, does anyone know if it’s possible to password protect each of the subdirectories using .htaccess?

  8. ikailo says:


    The parse issue has already been reported here. A fix is forthcoming.

    Subdirectory mode uses virtual directories. Theoretically, it may be possible password protect them using .htaccess. If you are able to do it, I would love to hear how. Otherwise, there are most likely some plugins that would do the trick by password protecting the whole site.

  9. eddie says:

    Okey doke, thanks ikailo.

  10. Nik says:

    I can not activate the plugin… Even though after clicking on “activate” next to the plugin (in plugins list) WP says it is activated, it is not. There is no “deactivate” next to it.
    What is the problem?

    p.s. That “false activation” deactivates one of my plugins (!?)…BUGS….

  11. ikailo says:

    Nik: this issue is resolved in v0.5.1. Please read this post.

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