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Global menu and search? (2 posts)

  1. hewbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    This plugin *looks* like it may be exactly what I need for our school district's network of sites.

    Our main site is, for example, http://www.example.org/
    I'd planned on creating a separate site (with this plugin) at people.example.org and have staff pages at, for example, people.example.org/jdoe/

    A couple of questions, which aren't exactly related to the plugin, but this plugin raises the questions.

    Is there a plugin to provide a global search across the multiple networks?
    The closest I've found is multisite-global-search, which doesn't do this.

    Additionally, on staff pages on the secondary network (people.), I'd like to use the "main" menu from the /other/ main network site. Is this feasible?

    Any insight is much appreciated, and thanks for creating this plugin!
    Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/networks-for-wordpress/

  2. David Dean
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi hewbert -

    I don't know of any plugin that will perform a search across multiple networks. It's frustrating because it takes work to restrict a search to a single network.

    For example, in the multisite-global-search plugin you linked, multiple network searching could be enabled by removing the site_id parameter from the SQL queries in inc/views.php

    As for menus, I don't think you can share them between sites. But any technique that will allow one site to use a menu from another will work regardless of in which network(s) those sites sit. Here's a technique I found from a quick search: http://ostedesign.com/wordpress-multisite-global-navigation-menu-synchronization

    Please let me know if you have any other questions!

    - David

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