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Improved handling of multiple blogs (3 posts)

  1. seurrep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    At the moment adding support for multiple blogs to wordpress seems to be a rather convoluted affair. I own my own domain and have one main sub domain where my own blog is currently hosted. It would be nice to be able to create other blogs on other subdomains without so much mucking around, even if all the management tool does is create a seperate copy of the scripts and database tables for those other blogs, and without the need for me to personally copy stuff around first.

    I've also noticed that there are a large number of requests in the server access log for wp-login.php, and these definitely were not caused by me. I can only assume that this was a crude attempt to hack my site (I don't allow users to register on my site so there is no legitimate reason that I know of why somebody else should be accessing this).

    All the same it would be nice to have a basic logging system added to wordpress to log the IP address of those requesting the wp-login.php file. Perhaps have a unique list of IP addresses and the number of times that a request has been made from that address within a given time period so that you don't end up with a table that ends up being too big?

  2. Have you looked into Multisite? That allows you to create as many subdomain blogs as you like on a single install, with no copying things around at all.

    As for logging IPs, you might want to take a look at something like Limit Login Attempts, which will also lock out anyone who's actually trying to get in.

  3. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are WP management systems like ManageWp and InfiniteWP which allow you to manage all of your WP installs from one location.

    You can update WP core, themes, plugins, post to multiple sites, I believe some even allow you to clone WP installs....

    That being said, given your limited description, @Amy's advice may be best - you might jst need to set up multisite.

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