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Merge WordPress and WordPress-MU

  1. charlieman
    Member

    12345

    Multiple blogs with one installation:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=737&replies=7#post-4751

    That's a little modification to wp-config.php to have several blogs, each with it's own configuration.

    What i would like to see is something like drupal multisites. Keeping a directory for config, plugins, file uploads and themes for each site.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. Lenary
    Member

    @notthatugly and others
    it is not neccecarily only for what you say. i use it for multi-blogging and find it good. You can disable signup for new blogs and users if you want, which would give it multiblog functionality. If you think outside the box, much can be achieved.

    no need for a mod, just use wp-mu
    Give it a chance, and it will shine. atm it's not up to wp2.5, but they're working on it.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. ikailo
    Member

    12345

    Check out the newly released WP Hive plugin that might be worth having a look at in this regard. It is a simple plugin that allows multiple blogs to run on a single installation. Best part is that it is plug and play. No wp-config.php or core-file hacking required.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-hive/

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  4. artsy.ca
    Member

    There is also a capability that seems to be totally overlooked in these discussions. The ability to have multiple authors contributing to the the same WP installation but having separate managament of posts and comments in the dashboard.

    A lot of the issues with displaying posts are very easy to accomplish with clever theme files, but post and comment management on the back end is obviously geared towards a single author with multiple authors kind of hacked together as an afterthought (not unlike multiple users in Windows).

    It's terrible to have to be so harsh in this criticism, but this is a weakness of WP that unfortunately works counter intuitively and could potentially draw users away to better-implemented engines with time.

    A lot of the Multiblogging solutions suggested in these forums are overkill for situations where multiple authors want to share a single installation of wordpress for blogging on a common site.

    A good solution would be to enforce real user roles and permissions in the back end. On the front-end, all the pieces are there for the appearance of a multi-blog within the framework of a single blog on a single domain (using existing template tags and techniques).

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  5. sbgskl
    Member

    12345

    Why isn't this implemented yet? I'd think far more people would benefit from a multi-blog setup for <12 users than a blogging network like MU. How many project teams, academic research teams, athletic teams etc. are there that would be ideal for this kind of thing, versus people wanting to start up the next livejournal.com, vox.com (I know those don't use WordPress, but similar idea)? This is the greatest deficiency of WordPress compared to Movable Type.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  6. Donnacha
    Member

    12345

    ^ I agree.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  7. IonicStorm
    Member

    12345

    This would be a great thing! But the system should be able to know which blog could use which wp-plugin. So not every blog should have the same theme, the same plugins, etc.

    Five stars from me!

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  8. lostdeviant
    Member

    12345

    I'd love to see them merged, say with an option in the setup to allow extra blogs and allow external signups.

    Not everyone who uses MU is going for a social network.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  9. MooMilk
    Member

    12345

    You know it makes sense.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  10. Jen Mylo
    Key Master

    The merge is the foundation of version 3.0, due out in May.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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