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Need some help creating a multisite cluster (6 posts)

  1. wolfsteritory
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hi guys , some 6 months ago i discovered wordpress,is fantastic & i started doing all my websites using it , but now im in a bit of a problem & i need some help
    so here it is :

    im running multiple websites with pretty much the same content

    ex : http://ambulantadiacena.ro / .com / . info
    DiaMedShop.ro etc ....

    there are more than 20

    so is frustrating to update the content in each of them using multiple databases & cloning the original & modifying it to change the domain name

    im interested to use a network feature where i can login as a super admin & :

    add post on multiple sites at once , or just on specific grups of websites
    configure different themes & plugins for different sites
    etc

    while website visitors see a different domain name for every website
    for the moment websites are grouped in clones , but for the future in want to add some different content to each of them , while i keep some of the content common to all of them

    also very important i dont want google to index this a one big site because then i will have problems showing up in search results

    ...........................................
    FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS THIS IS POSSIBLE USING WORDPRESS , or there is other option i ca use ?

    if is possible , where do i start & what can i do

    i have a medium knowledge of php, java, html, css

    i would appreciate if an advanced wp user can tell me if all this is possible so i dont waste my time trying to doit considering im not an expert or something like that .....
    if is possible & others have done it then i can give it a try

  2. wolfsteritory
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    doesn't anybody know the answer to this one ?

  3. Gotta give more than an hour, please. We're all volunteers here and some of us do things like sleep, eat, spend time with family members... ;)

    that being said - if you looked around this section of the forum, you can see that yes, people are doing just that.

    domain mapping:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/
    http://ottopress.com/2010/wordpress-3-0-multisite-domain-mapping-tutorial/

    posting to multiple blogs:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/threewp-broadcast/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multipost-mu/

    You'll still have an admin area for each site, and something called network admin for global, big picture things like installing plugins and themes, once for everyone.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network
    http://wpebooks.com/2010/09/how-to-enable-multisite-in-wordpress/

    You'll have to do some server setup as this is more intermediate level, so you should be just fine.

  4. wolfsteritory
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    my hosting doesn't support Wildcard Subdomains , i went for a subfolder instalation

    i still need some help with :

    how do i point the new domain to the new created website

    ex: main site.com

    ive made mainsite.com/test
    but it doesnt make me a folder , do i point site2.com to mainsite.com/test & thatis it or do i point it to mainsite.com

    second problem, the database, ... im guessing is using just one .. importing tools doesnt work as it shoud, i dont see thums useing it

    as i said the first time i will have some clones , ive tried to use a cloning plugin, doesnt work that well

    lets say i figure it out with the cloning, how do i add the content of the database from mainsite2 to mainsite/mainsite2 ?

  5. how do i point the new domain to the new created website

    You use a plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/

    Otto wrote up some nice directions: http://ottopress.com/2010/wordpress-3-0-multisite-domain-mapping-tutorial/

    It works just fine with subfolders, don't worry. Point the NEW domain to the same place you pointed your CURRENT domain.

  6. And you can;t use your cloning plugins to import exisiting single site installs.

    Use the internal export and import under the tools menu.

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