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Multisite question after reading documentation (6 posts)

  1. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I've read the documentation about MultiSite but have some questions left:

    1)

    While permalinks will continue to work, the main site (i.e. the first one created) will have an extra entry of blog, making your URLs appear like domain.com/blog/YYYY/MM/POSTNAME.

    Does this mean when I have one Dutch blog on domain.nl, and when a visitor will read my blogpost, he now see the URL domain.nl/blog/blog-post-slug/? They mention here that this is only for the first site, so when people will look a blog post at my English site on domain.com they will see domain.com/blog-post-slug/ like normal?

    2) Can slugs be the same on different multi-sites? So when I have a Dutch website for Belgium on nl-be.domainname.com/slug-name/ and I have a Dutch website for Holland, that slug is also going to be 'slug-name' like domainname.com/slug-name/. Is that a problem?

    3)

    Your first site on a fresh install will put uploaded files in the traditional location of /wp-content/uploads/, however all subsequent sites on your network will be in the /wp-content/uploads/sites/ folder, in their own subfolder based on the site number, designated by the database. These files will be accessible via that URL.

    In my not-multi-site setup I use my own folder calles 'images'. Is there any easy way to avoid these long URL's in multisite? What if you don't have acces to .htacces if you for example choose for hosting from Synthesis.

    4)

    Global terms (i.e. sharing tags and categories between sites on the network) is not available in WordPress 3.0.

    Do I understand it correctly that domain.com/tag/tagname/ and domain2.com/tag/tagname/ not possible is?

    I ask these question because I'm considering using Multisite setup for Multilangual website.

    Kind regards,

    Willem

  2. Does this mean when I have one Dutch blog on domain.nl, and when a visitor will read my blogpost, he now see the URL domain.nl/blog/blog-post-slug/?

    If you chose to use subfolders for your sites, yes.

    Can slugs be the same on different multi-sites?

    Yes

    In my not-multi-site setup I use my own folder calles 'images'. Is there any easy way to avoid these long URL's in multisite? What if you don't have acces to .htacces if you for example choose for hosting from Synthesis.

    Yes, but it's complicated, and Synthesis hosting (if they support Multisite) can handle the normal stuff. Just use the default URLs. it's easier.

    Do I understand it correctly that domain.com/tag/tagname/ and domain2.com/tag/tagname/ not possible is?

    No, we mean that you don't automatically share tag names between blogs.

  3. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Mika,

    I would like to ask your one more question as I'm almost making the step to make a multisite.

    I can't find any documentation how I can use different functions.php and css for my websites, without having to install different child themes for every website. I just want to have one childtheme I have to build on and update, but I want to give the other sites there own functions.php and css to make small changes like different colors.

    Kind regards,

    Willem

  4. David Sader
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Would adding CSS to each site using an CustomCSS plugin help? CSS options are stored in the db for each sub site, but them you only need one copy of the actual themes files.

    If you are building a theme option page, add a colour picker. Many themes out there have custom color picker - including twentytwleve/twentythirteen. So you can reverse engineer your solution ripping those apart.

  5. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks for the tips. I will update this post with any news considering the solution I used.

  6. I can't find any documentation how I can use different functions.php and css for my websites, without having to install different child themes for every website.

    I use CSS plugins (like the one in Jetpack) or mu-plugins with a check for which site at the top. But generally ... I don't bother. Plugins handle most of what everyone needs :)

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