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[resolved] Is regular WordPress (not multisite) good for lots of authors? (9 posts)

  1. aisajib
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Everyone!

    I've been using WordPress since a long time and I own several blogs hosted on WP.com and self-hosting such as http://www.aisajib.com

    Lately I've decided to create a blogging network where a large number of people will join as authors and share their thoughts, opinions, memories, daily life, etc. I installed WordPress 3 Release Candidate 1 on an experimental hosting and hopped around the latest Multisite feature.

    Note that I want a lot of bloggers -- say thousands -- to write on a single blog. Multisite is not really what I'm looking for. So, I just decided not to use Multisite feature for my upcoming blogging network.

    Now, the question is, is it alright to go with regular WordPress for a blog having over thousands of bloggers? I mean, is it going to mess up my database? Should I go WordPress Multisite? I don't want to use it as I don't want to allow several blogs. I will have one single blog and people will write there.

    Again, is it alright if I use regular WordPress installation for over thousands of bloggers/authors?

    Any help will be gratefully appreciated. Simply ask me if you need any more information that you think would be helpful for you to answer.

    Related post on my personal blog: http://aminulislam333.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/done-testing-wp-3-rc-1/

  2. aisajib
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Plus if somebody could suggest me a name for the network, it would be more helpful for me. :) The blog will be based on everything. There will not be any specific topic.

  3. Now, the question is, is it alright to go with regular WordPress for a blog having over thousands of bloggers?

    Sure :) Newspapers do it.

    I mean, is it going to mess up my database?

    I doubt it.

    Should I go WordPress Multisite? I don't want to use it as I don't want to allow several blogs. I will have one single blog and people will write there.

    Nope, you only want to use MultiSite if you need multiple 'sites' (blogs, whatever). You don't. You want one blog, many authors.

    Now as a sidebar - You may want Multisite to 'organize' your site in a different way. Like if you have a whole lot of posts about cars, you could have a car blog, and make all those authors, authors on cars, while having another set of authors write on bicycles.

  4. aisajib
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Ipstenu!

    Thanks for your reply. But I think Newspapers don't create public blogs (or maybe they do but I don't know :D ). But I got you.

    I've thought it that way; having separate blog for separate topic is a great idea. But as a start up, I would like to go with single blog. If I go that way, for example, music lovers may write lots of posts everyday while there might be little or no post at love or relationships blog. So, those wanting to blog about relationships may find it empty house and go away.

    Anyway, thanks. Again, which newspaper do you know has created public blog (where everyone can sign up and keep blogging)?

  5. But I think Newspapers don't create public blogs (or maybe they do but I don't know :D ).

    Newspapers use WordPress for their 'news' sometimes. No, really :)

    They don't just let anyone and their mom sign up, but they do use WP to run the backend.

    See http://www.expressandstar.com/

  6. aisajib
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So, newspapers have a limited number of staffs. And I am going to make my blog public which means open for everyone to write. Therefore, the question still remains if I should go with regular WordPress to having over thousands of authors.

  7. This isn't a Multisite or SingleSite question. I mean, either way it'll work, and that should be fine, provided your server is beefy enough (i.e. If you try this on shared Hosting, you're doomed).

    From a straightforward 'Can WordPress do this?' perspective, the answer is an unqualified yes.

  8. aisajib
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Me not good at English, so what being 'unqualified' yes means is still a question to me. ;)

    Anyway, thanks for your help. Hope I will have you when I need more help. :)

    Off-topic: I left a comment on your site, please reply if you have time.

  9. I'll rephrase :)

    From a straightforward 'Can WordPress do this?' perspective, the answer is "Yes. It can."

    (Unqualified means 'without any reservations' in this instance. Basically, I have no doubt in my mind this can be done with WordPress.)

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