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How do multisites work? (11 posts)

  1. KristaHalifax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello again Dear Volunteers,

    I've read what help files I could find on multi-sites, but haven't found any that relates to my questions, so I'll give a shot at posting it here.

    I work for a yacht club and would like to change our entire website over to WordPress. We also host international races formed by committees and those websites traditionally have been stand-alone websites. The races have very different brands from our club, and the committees like to keep their own presence.

    This is fine, but we also need them to be associated with the club, so we are trying to figure out a way to host both sites together, with separate brands, but with a way to merge them completely (under our club brand) after the races are over. This would kind of be like turning them into a sub-section of our website after the fact.

    1. My first question is how can we do this? Is it possible?

    The needs for the races (and us too) are:

    Online registration
    Online payment

    Here is a quote from the committee asking for my help:

    In my thinking on all this one quickly comes to the conclusion the template needs to start with the website at the club. I have developed for the two regattas I have chaired from scratch websites independent of the club website. This is inefficient. I have a template through Dean at Colour for the Youths and we are in the process of revamping for the IFDS event. We need a website at the club that can be adapted to any regatta we plan to host. This includes , online registration , online payment of regatta fees , NOR;s SIs , You tube clips , press releases , sponsor stuff. Eventfully we need to approach the Marblehead this way as well. Right now when I go to the club site one would think one of the biggest ocean races in the east is not even associated with the RNSYS ! Why would anybody want to be a sponsor of this race.

    2. My second question is, can WordPress seamlessly incorporate online registrations and payments?

  2. Awesome browser ate my reply...

    Shorter answer - Yes, WordPress CAN do that, but you will need to find plugins to handle registration and fee payment, as well as POSSIBLY NORs SIs (whatever they are). The rest (You tube clips , press releases , sponsor stuff) are normal WordPress pages and posts :)

    As for 'how' to make it, I'd make the main site my club site, and use sub-sites for the regattas and all. http://wpebooks.com/replicator/ can copy a sub-site into a new one, so if you made a 'template' site for regattas, you could just copy that into a new site every time you needed to.

    There are other ways to do this, of course, but that would be how I'd do it with MultiSite.

    Remember! MultiSite is like running multiple SEPARATE sites. Like WordPress.com :)

  3. KristaHalifax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you. Does that mean that MultiSite is not WordPress? I thought MultiSite was a type of WordPress.

  4. MultiSite is an advanced feature of WordPress :)

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

  5. KristaHalifax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You guys are excellent. Thank you. Reading now . . .

    I'm going to give it a shot based on these instruction files you referred me to. Test site only, so if I mess up, nobody gets hurt. May I come back and ask more questions later, if needed?

  6. Feel free - you in halifax NS?

    I'm up here in NB. *waves* :)

  7. What she said (I'm in the lower 48, but my passports let me in up north).

  8. KristaHalifax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am in Halifax NS. (Sorry, took me awhile to read and then come back to post.) Cool!! Another Maritimer!

  9. How's she goin', eh? :D

  10. KristaHalifax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Right some good. ;)

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