Help sharing the wordpress core (5 posts)

  1. wiseguy12851
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not sure this is possible but it would be extremely helpful if so. I like to open many WordPress blogs at a time for all different reasons from developing plug-ins to playing around with the internals to personal blogs to hobby blogs and onward.

    It would be really helpful if I could share the core files (they are all static anyways right?)

    This would

    Reduce Clutter
    Allow updates and upgrades to be applied globally
    Allow plug-ins to be available for any site to use
    Allow any uploads to be available for any site to use
    Allow any themes to be available for any site to use
    Reduce disk space
    Severely speed up new WP installations

    The only thing that would be unique is the wp-config.php file.

    I'm not a WP expert or even advanced user so I'm afraid if I do manage to share the core - bad stuff might start happening.

    If it's not possible I would really appreciate it if anyone has any alternatives to the above list. Right now it's just too much trouble (I'm talking like an hour) to install a new WordPress installation - all the "normal" plug-ins I install, configure the plug-ins, configure WordPress, install the "normal" themes, configure the themes, and do any updates. --- For each installation.

  2. Sorry for not understanding, but what are you referring to...? WordPress is GPL'ed software. Share away to your heart's content.


    Also give the Philosophy page a read.


    Or have I misunderstood again? :)

  3. fonglh
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Jan, you misunderstood. He wants to use the same copy of the core files for all his sites so he doesn't have many multiple copies.


    Try multisite.

  4. I totally did miss it! Thanks for picking that up. :)

  5. wiseguy12851
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'll look into multi-site but I was trying to avoid it since I see all over the place "not multi-site compatible" and "multi-site" compatible, or even "should be multi-site compatible but untested".

    Seems like something I'd regret getting into not to mention the many references I see about how it's "impossible" to edit many portions of the database for whatever reason because it's too complicated with multi-site

    --- Still I'll look further into it but if anyone has a better idea your input is welcome.

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