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Multisite needed here? (12 posts)

  1. Sumukha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I am wondering whether I need to do a Multisite installation here:
    One client of mine need two identical websites - just with different top level domains.
    They are both on the same server under one user account.

    I know that in certain hosts I can just duplicate the installation (upload the same files with the same database info to the other domain) and everything works fine (unless you enable wp-cache).

    Do I need Multisite in this case?
    I have no experience at all with that configuration.

    Thanks!

  2. Kelvin Castelino
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This article should be able to help you out on this issue.

  3. Sumukha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, Kelvin.
    I already worked myself through that article (and the ones it is linking to)

    TMI - too much info.

    Looking here for someone with experience who can answer my question.

    Thanks!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do I need Multisite in this case?

    No. Two separate installs would be better,

  5. Sumukha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Esmi,

    separate installs with one database as described?

    Thanks!

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Whilst you can run to separate sites with separate tables in the same database, it's impossible to run two sites from the same set of tables as the stored data includes the site urls.

    Why not just forward one domain to the other? That, at least, would stop you getting penalised by Google for duplicate content.

  7. Sumukha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not what the client wants. He wants identical content for two TLD's and manage them from one interface.
    It's in Europe - crazy legal regulations there...

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm also in Europe and I'm not sure what regulations would demand this kind of set up.

  9. Sumukha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Something between Germany and Switzerland, my client consulted with his attorneys.

    Anyway - if not Multisite then what would be the solution?

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  11. Sumukha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, these are for one time migrating and duplicating, correct?

    I am looking for synchronized publishing.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not sure that there is a plugin for synchronized publishing across 2 sites. Mainly because you'd get hammered by Google for duplicate content.

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