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un Blog des blogs by Quentin
Review by Kevin Gormley, MyLocalCause.com

What can I say about unBlog.fr?  C’est magnifique!

With a clean, pleasing front page with bright colors and well designed sections, you don’t need to know much French to navigate and appreciate this great WPMU site.

Apparently, a lot of French speakers like this blog too as there are over 200,000 blogs and 1,000,000 posts.

A pleasing homepage features a tag cloud, a few featured blog icons, and a neat array of design elements. The most popular blog categories are general, family, personal journal, photo, music arts, sports and travel with more than 2000 blogs in each category.

Two big reasons for its popularity are: C’est facile et gratuit! [It’s easy and free.]

It is funny that some aspects of blogging are universal:
Any guesses for “adrese email” and “nom de blog”?

On each blog page, the subtle footer lets users create a blog or navigate to the unBlog front page.

Another nice touch is the consistent use of the unblog.fr logo such as in the WP login page.unBlog.fr logo instead of WP logo on login page.

unBlog.fr has required several changes and performance enhancements to accommodate its large scale.
http://quentin.unblog.fr/wordpress-mu-wpmu/
Those interested in a more technical discussion can read about several types of caching:
Caching in WPMU, database query cache, PHP Op-code cache, WordPress object cache, WP-Cache and reverse proxy caching.
So overall, a great WPMU site and some technical details on caching if you are looking to improve performance.

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Merci beacoup to Kevin for the review. 🙂

2 COMMENTS

  1. So that’s what Quentin does with his free time. 🙂

    Nice to see a forum theme that matches up with the main site. I have to admit that’s one of the weak points for my installs.

    Folks are going to be asking how to do the Most Comments and comment counters on the mu forums though. (I know how to do it. 🙂

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