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Update a post on server and update ALL SITES (9 posts)

  1. kimbanu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    I created a sub domain for my client to create what he wants such as posts and pages and images.

    at the time of new purchase from his server - I will create an identical blog onto the user's new blog. This is fine.

    However now he is saying that whenever he makes a single change on this sub domain he wants ALL 1000 users are updated their pages the same.

    Is this even possible?

    Will the server crash while doing this?

    Thanks

  2. JHouse
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you use Multisite it's possible, but highly suggest installing it on its own domain, better yet, the primary domain of his hosting account. I think you're asking for problems if you install it on a sub-domain.

    Peace.

  3. However now he is saying that whenever he makes a single change on this sub domain he wants ALL 1000 users are updated their pages the same.

    Updated all 1000 users of ... what? Do they have their own blogs? Are you talking abotu email alerts for new posts?

  4. kimbanu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well here is the situation that I am in ...

    we have net work admin installed and from there when there is a buyer from his domain my job is to create the new blog identical to the one he created in this one sub domain.

    Let's say he used 2012 theme and he created 20 posts in 4 different categories with all permalinks created. He wanted me to do the same to all new sites including cloning the identical replicate of that 2012 sites.

    I think this is fine and doable - not sure about permalink situation.

    But he is also saying that Let say he posted a post on 07/10/2013 and his misspelled a word .. he wanted that when he corrected that word,
    i need to change ALL sites that used the same 2012 theme.

    I think the server will be down to update 1000 users on this one post to make the change.

    What do you think? Also does wordpress multi site allow the update of posts (old posts) across the network?

    Thanks

  5. kimbanu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I like to add -
    yes each has his own blog in his own domain (not a sub domain)

  6. Update 1000 blogs with duplicate content, where there are 1000 separate site admins? I would decline to do the work.

    Duplicating content....

    1) comes with a MASSIVE SEO penalty (google will blacklist you in some cases)
    2) makes it harder for visitors to know where to go (brand dilution)
    3) causes unnecessary load on servers (for exactly the reasons you describe)

    Basically this is the epitome of a bad idea.

    You would have to write some custom code for this, and figure out how to handle the fact that per-site admins are admins of their sites, and can delete the posts etc.

  7. kimbanu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well this is a MLM sites and so it's strictly for signing up more people. they probably do not rely on organic traffic - although why not?

    I was dumb enough to take on this project and basically .. I thought we only clone for new sites and not clone and update all sites. But right now to go back and ask for more money is like looking for the exact penny in a pool. Not possible so we eat it and go on.

    Personally I am not very fond of having my customers all the same exact sites. What's the fun of that? I guess in the future they will create more than one template - and maybe the content will be different for each one. That is another way to go.

    The customer is very saavy in internet marketing and i am sure he is thinking of everything ....

    Thanks for your time ..

  8. The customer is very saavy in internet marketing and i am sure he is thinking of everything ....

    I'm sure he's thinking of marketing.

    It's your job to think about the best way to do this via code, and it's your job, as the hired expert, to think about implications for support, sustainability, and best practices.

    After all, you're probably savvy with the way the web actually works.

    My suggestion: Don't do it. Make ONE site with these 'master' posts and then link back on each sub-site to the latest posts. Let each site be it's own thing.

    OR. Don't use Multisite. Use Custom Post Types as your 'children' sites, and still have only one instance of each master post.

  9. kimbanu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes I hear what you're saying but no can do. He was upset if I don't give him this ability. He does not listen to me - so I will try my best to write the best codes and hope it won't crash the server.

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