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Is MultiSite what I am looking for? (5 posts)

  1. nhiggs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello. I am pretty new to WordPress and getting slightly out of my depth.

    I am fairly pleased with what I have done so far for a local shop. Their site has an online shop (using JigoShop), a local events page (using another plugin) and I plan on adding a few other features for them at some point too.

    However, the local shop owner has just informed me that they wish to expand to another area and would like a version of the site for that area too. This means the products listed, events listed and any other data should all be for the individual site (would be nice if products could be searched for over the entire chain, but that is not necessary)

    Is this the sort of thing that MultiSite is meant for or should I be doing this in a different way? Does anyone know of any easy to follow examples / tutorials on setting up something like this?

    Many thanks?
    N

  2. Multisite could do it, yes.

    But since you only need a second site and you're getting out of your depth anyway, just set up a second wordpress install. multisite would be way too much overkill if they only want 2 sites.

    (although yes, it;s "easy" to set up...
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network )

  3. JHouse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not familiar with JigoShop, especially if they are Multisite compatible, but all of your other requests lead to going Multisite. And yes, Multisite could handle that stuff, and with the right plugins and such, very well. I'm constantly amazed at what it can do and how just efficient it all is.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network#Before_You_Begin
    http://wpcandy.com/teaches/how-to-enable-multisite

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/installation/
    http://ottopress.com/2010/wordpress-3-0-multisite-domain-mapping-tutorial/
    http://wpcandy.com/teaches/how-to-map-domains-with-wordpress-multisite

  4. nhiggs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Cheers for the info and links. Will take a look through them tonight.

    @Andrea_r - It is 2 sites now, but it was only 1 site before. The client could easily decide to expand again at a later date and I don't want to be caught out again, so it seems sensible for me to learn what I need and do it properly. I am in over my head, but with good tutorials and support on forums like this I'm sure I'll get there and start offering advice back to others.

    Ta'

  5. @WP4re - Jigoshop is an ecommerce plugin.

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