WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Multi-Site Configuration Advice Needed (5 posts)

  1. Maraki
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I would like to have separate locations London, New York, Paris etc..

    Some of the posts and menu items will be the same across all websites.

    Others will be specific by location..

    What are my options?

    A. Single database - multi-site install?

    B. Separate databases - + find a way to post simultaneously to all databases

    C. other options?

    in any case, i am thinking of using sub-domains for each location.

    would love to hear your thoughts on this.

    many thanks,
    Andy

  2. Some of the posts and menu items will be the same across all websites.

    In general, having the same posts on multiple sites is a bad idea.

    You can do this with option A, and it's probably the easiest for broadcasting posts.

  3. Maraki
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i agree it's a bad idea.. how can i circumvent this issue though if I use a multi-site install?

  4. Theres a plugin with the odd name of WordPress MU Sitewide Tags, which will pull all posts into a 'tag' site, and then link back to the parent sites, so SEO is correctly directed.

    However you want the same post duplicated on many sites. What you want would have to use a broadcasting plugin like one of these:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/threewp-broadcast/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multipost-mu/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/diamond-multisite-widgets/

    It's something you could use internally, but realistically, rethink your plan. Remember, the big guys don't do this at all. They have one place for the posts, and direct people there. The only time you see them duplicating posts is in stores, which are different.

  5. Maraki
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Mika, you are right... thanks a lot for the help

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic