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Logging into Multiple Blogs (9 posts)

  1. just wondering
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I tried to find an answer to this by using search, I thought I'd seen an answer before but I can't find it, sorry.

    I want my authors & me to be able to use the same name & password to log into multiple blogs.
    All the blogs are on the same host and under the same domain name but they are in different subfolders.

    Is there away a user can log into different blogs and have just one place to manage his name & password.

    Thanks
    SJ

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can make multiple WordPress blogs share the same user tables, as long as they are all sharing the same database with different prefixes.

    Add two lines to the wp-config.php in each installation:

    define('CUSTOM_USER_TABLE','wp_users');
    define('CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE', 'wp_usermeta');

    This will make them all have the same user information.

  3. just wondering
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks
    I'll give it a try, the bad news is that I have to reinstall my blogs, the good news is that there is a way to do it. I'm in Florida if you hear me scream you'll know I screwed up and hurts.

    Thanks Again
    Have a good one

  4. NC@WP
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, the situation you are describing is exactly what WordPress MU was developed for. Since you need to reinstall the blogs anyway, why not start with a MU installation?

  5. just wondering
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well I heard that was for those who are not "faint of heart", quoting Lisa Wilson.

    But you know, that is right, I may give that the old fashioned college try.

    That may even make up-dates a lot easier and that would be a blessing.

    Thanks
    SJ

  6. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Interesting tip Otto42. I may try that.

  7. just wondering
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Dgold, it works, my only problem is that a user must be assigned a role for each blog and cannot sign into another blog until they are assigned a role in that blog. BUT IT IS STILL A LOT, LOT, LOT EASIER than entering a person over and over in each blog and people having to keep track of multiple passwords.

    As a note my hosting service would not change the rewrite_module for me. However it may already be at the needed path already. But I can't change the server alias for MU so I guess I won’t use it for now.

    SJ

  8. orion7x
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can make multiple WordPress blogs share the same user tables, as long as they are all sharing the same database with different prefixes.

    Add two lines to the wp-config.php in each installation:

    define('CUSTOM_USER_TABLE','wp_users');
    define('CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE', 'wp_usermeta');

    This will make them all have the same user information.

    To understand about having two blogs using the same database doe sthis mean that if I change the wp_ to something like blg_ that it will create seperate tables in the db for the other blog?

    define('CUSTOM_USER_TABLE','blg_users');
    define('CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE', 'blg_usermeta');

    Thanks

  9. orion7x
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I went ahead and changed the prefix in the appropriate location in the wp_config file (not this example talked about) and it made seperate table s like I wanted.
    I get tangled in the question some times. My bad, not perfect.

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