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Multisite gaming network suggestion (9 posts)

  1. filipp8
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm thinking of using wordpress for building a gaming network community.
    Each game I will be adding to the network will be on his own subdomain (game1.company.com) and each registered user will have the ability to post levels created with the editor. So I am thinking that a custom post for each user generated content is the best solution for storing data, displaying related activity (comments, votes etc) and tracking users activity (using buddypress maybe).
    What I am asking is: is this the best solution? Is wordpress intended to work this way?
    I am expecting to have thousands of user generated levels for each game available on the dedicated subdomain and a common userbase interacting with those posts commenting, voting, saving as favourite etc...
    I know it depends on the host hardware, but I don't know the wordpress platform yet and I am maybe missing some point about how it is intended to be used.

    I hope to post in the correct section, my apologies otherwise.

  2. filipp8
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, maybe this is not the correct section because what I really need to know is if using a single post for each user generated level is a good solution or a waste of resource. Multisite is totally a feature I intend to use, but it is not my primary concern right now.
    Anyone can help me understan if this is the way to go or I have to post in another section?
    Thank you

  3. I'm actually not sure how to answer that....

    You can use WP for that, but the structure would be really complicated at the start.

    So I am thinking that a custom post for each user generated content is the best solution for storing data, displaying related activity (comments, votes etc) and tracking users activity (using buddypress maybe).

    Do you mean a custom post type?

  4. filipp8
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I suppos. Every user will be able to create a post (automagically, inside the game, when a new level is created and saved) in which there is the playable level, a description ecc, so that it is commentable by other users, votable and trackable in user activities using buddypress.
    This is what I would like to achieve. Don't know much about wordpress yet to see if it is doable and scalable or if it is a totally wrong way to manage things for wathever reason.

  5. *boggle* I think so, but that's a pretty extreeme ...

    Okay, you know how there are posts and pages? A custom Post Type (CPT) is making a new 'type' so you'd have posts, pages, and games.

    If you made a CPT for each USER that might be a little heinous to manage.

  6. filipp8
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Basically I need the exact functions that came with a standard post, plus the ability to link it with an id number relative to the user generated level.
    Displaying that post I can query the db where all levels are stored and retrieve the one with the same id number, bounding this way the level with his own post.

  7. And where does Multisite factor in?

    I think this IS possible, with plugins and well crafted post types, but I wouldn't call it easy :/

  8. filipp8
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think is possible too, in a way or another. What I'm more concerned about is scalability.
    I'm going to have maybe tens of games with level editor, each with his own site (multisite factor) containing this way thousasnds of posts/levels.
    Is 10k - 100k posts too much to handle for a single multisite installation?

  9. Ah.

    Is 10k - 100k posts too much to handle for a single multisite installation?

    No, but you need a good server. :)

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