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Should I be using multisite or something else? (5 posts)

  1. katmmad
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Question: I am currently running a standalone install of WordPress with a very popular blog -- last I checked 3000 posts, 360,000 comments. I would like to add a forum for my readers, but want to protect my current databases and keep them separate. I would like to share users. Bbpress is only being supported as a WP plugin right now.

    I've been researching multisite all morning and it sounds like it'll do a lot of what I want but in the Codex itself it says:
    - "It's not the best if you want to share users." -
    - And I've just found this thread where @Ipstenu tells someone else:
    “I think the problem is you're misunderstanding what MultiSite is for. MultiSite is not for making a series of interconnected sites. Yes, it can be tweaked to do so, but out of the box, it's for managing multiple unrelated sites, like WordPress.com :)” -

    So if not multisite, what then? Thank you in advance.

  2. If you want separate Database you'll want to have a second WP install and connect the users.

    You certainly could make a second site just for the forums, but what's wrong with installing the plugin for your current site and going to town? You mention 'protection' but really with Multisite and a plugin it's the same database and site, so you're not protecting very much.

  3. katmmad
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the reply, @Ipstenu. Maybe I misspoke -- my ultimate goal is to keep the blog and forum separate so if one goes down, the other is unaffected -- or if one is affected by malware, the other is unaffected. Would multisite accomplish that?

  4. katmmad
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    (And, I should note, I wouldn't mind having the option to have multiple, separate bbpress forums, or at least one other installation of WP running.

  5. my ultimate goal is to keep the blog and forum separate so if one goes down, the other is unaffected -- or if one is affected by malware, the other is unaffected. Would multisite accomplish that?

    Nope.

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