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One install. Many Blogs

  1. cpill
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    It would we super cool if you could have one wordpress install (code base) on your server that could be used across as many blogs as you like by simply making a single index.php file and the wp-content folder for site specific stuff (uploads, themes, plugins etc).

    - This would make Updating MUCH easier for admins who maintain more than one blog.
    - More secure as the WP code base could be outside the web root.
    - Save server space on the server.

    I tried to do it myself but the main obstruction was that the admin seems to be an almost completely different system/design to the front end. What this proposal really means is for the wp-admin to be integrated with the front end. The other major side effects of doing this would be:

    - Admin is completely theme-able like the front end.
    - Admin development would become theme development with thousands of developers helping out.
    - WordPress Mu not required anymore.

    I know about the WordPress Mu project but is it as updated as often as the regular WP? WP-Mu would also be obsolete if this change were to go ahead.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. damino
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    Isn't it what WordPress Mu does ?

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. cpill
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    Yes, thats what I said in the idea, but it isn't updated as frequently as the regular WP + all the other points I made. Have a read of what I said.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. Ajd777
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    If you are thinking multiple sites, I created a plugin that does it. (it is a little out of date actually I'm taking a break from updating it to 2.1 from 2.0)

    http://anthologyoi.com/wordpress/super-category-multi-blog-plugin-with-no-hacks.html

    There are some other similar plugins, but I like to think mine is the best. (No hacks, and only one set of tables) But it does have some problems I'm working to fix.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. cpill
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    Err, the page is not there?

    Also, this would require the plugin to keep up with the WP updates, which it has already fallen behind of, which is really what I was proposing to solve with this. A plugin just makes more things to update :(

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. stratoextra
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    Yes, "One install. Many Blogs" would be great! I tried WPMU but WPMU has severe drawbacks:
    - not all plugins and themes are compatible
    - WPMU does not work on different domains, only subdomains (one can get WPMU to work on different domains but it's administrative effort and my intention was to save that...)

    So "One install. Many Blogs" would be the solution :-)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. ttech5593
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    Yeah, I asked about this a while ago on the Support Forums, but my only reply was no its not possible. IT was before WP-MU, but it still seems that WP-MU does not allow all the plugins that I need to work.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. John Blackbourn
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    WPMU territory. WPMU's development is picking up pace (case in hand: wordpress.com) and I don't think this is functionality that many people would want from WP by default.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  9. ttech5593
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    I guess...

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  10. cpill
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    johnbillion, you didn't read the argument or the comments did you...

    WPMU is always going to be behind the actual WP version as will its plugin support.

    This appeals to the system admins who setup WP who are the minority but are actually the first 'users' of WP, more so than the Bloggers as the admins decide which blogging tool to use.

    This will give the admins the power to setup AND maintain hundred or thousands of blogs with the same effort it takes to maintain one.

    A big plus I would say...

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory