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WordPress or WordPress MU? (2 posts)

  1. samlester
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm currently setting up a few different sites on different domains (not subdomains) which use WordPress for different things (e.g. site cms, blog engine, fav gallery) but they need to share the same user database and cookies so that a user can login at one site and be logged in at the others. Is this sort of setup more easily accomplished in WordPress or WordPress MU?

    A few possible solutions I've been looking at are:

    • WordPress MU and this plugin to map the different domains. (Does WordPress MU automatically share users between blogs?)
    • Multiple WordPress installs using the same database and different prefixes sharing the user database using this method. (I'm not sure how this would work with the cookies)

    What do you think? Do you know a better method?

    Thanks,
    Sam

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WordPress MU and this plugin to map the different domains. (Does WordPress MU automatically share users between blogs?)

    yes

    When you put more than one standalone blog in the same mySQL database there is no connection between the blogs. They just happen to be sharing the same db. Thus blog 1 is unaware of blog 2. There may be plugins that add onto that functionality.

    I suggest you download MU and do a test install to see what you think of it. make sure to follow the instructions closely. They are more involved than for standalone WP, especially with the domain mapping plugin.

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