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how to offer free blogs to users (12 posts)

  1. marcnyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am a little confused as to how to configure WP in order to offer free blogs to users... Basically I want to be able to have my registered users create their own blogs, so that every one has his/her own blog with an address, is this possible? am I missing something? maybe I am just confused, but it seems that all blogs are together in one blog or something?

  2. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WP just creates one blog. Maybe you are thinking of WPmu?

  3. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

  4. marcnyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I can't believe I installed the wrong WP... I was under the impression that WP does what I guess WP MU does... I didn't even know about MU until you mentioned it (thanks!)...
    My concern now is: I paid a guy to help me integrate WP with my other software (SMF and Coppermine and a Webmail) - will I be able to use WP MU as WP or are they completely different softwares?

  5. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Unfortunately, they are "completely different softwares." But, the WordPress MU community is rather helpful. You may be able to find someone who would repeat the effort for little to no cost.

  6. Joni
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    And shame on the person who took your money without seeing to it that you had exactly what you wanted.

    I am testing WPMU on a testbed site. Fair warning, your web server MUST, MUST, MUST be running Smarty.

    http://smarty.php.net/faq.php

    If it is not, you won't be able to use WPMU. Just warning you. You may want to shoot an email or help desk ticket to your web host to be sure it's installed.

  7. marcnyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't think I have smarty.
    I found out about the WSWANG hack (thanks to the links that were kindly posted here). Is there a place I can get support for that on these forums?

  8. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No hacks or multiple blog methods are supported here. You will have to contact the developers or support groups of the hacks or multiple blog methods for support.

  9. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    On a different note. It was only accidentally I came to know about mu wordpress few days back. I think it is not very well advertised in wordpress.org pages. I can bet few wp users know about its first cousin.

  10. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can do multiple installs with a single database or multiple databases.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_Multiple_Blogs

    There's also a plugin called Multiply that might be useful.

    http://rephrase.net/days/05/05/wordpress-multiplied

    "Multiply is a plugin for WordPress 1.5.x which allows multiple blogs from within the one administration interface. Includes one-click creation of new blogs, with per-blog user permissions, plugins, themes etc."

    Are you looking for a high volume of new blogs being created or a more limited number. If it's the second, I wouldn't panic, just use one of those options. Once you get it down, the 5 minute install really only takes about 2.

  11. marcnyc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What I am looking for is a system that will create a new blog for every new user that registers himself/herself... The new blog should be created for them automatically, without me having to create it...
    Multiply seems to require manual intervention... WSWANG seems to be the answer but there seems to be no support and I am having issues installing it... If you know of other automatic solutions please help me find it, I'd greatly appreciate it...

  12. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You need WP MU. http://mu.wordpress.org/

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