How is better to install 2 blogs ? (19 posts)

  1. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I would like to install a domain blog domain.com and a subdomain blog subdomain.domain.com.
    How is the best solution to do it ?
    1. 2 different installs each one with it's own database ?
    2. 2 different installs both with same database ?
    3. 1 install with 2 databases ?
    4. 1 install with 1 database ?

    5. A bit offtopic.
    If I want to install a forum, I would like to use phpbb, but also to share same user/pass from blog comments, which one from above is better choice ? Or which forum for wordpress is phpbb like and easier to implement ?


  2. Best solution for WordPress is to use Multisite - http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    The forum... I don't know if phpBB works with Multisite. bbPress does.

  3. @simi_id: I use SimplePress Forum in my multisite install, activated individually on the main site. I use the plugin "Multisite User Management" to automatically add new subsite users (typically added at "Editor" level) to the main site as "subscribers". That lets them log into the forum with the same user/password.

    Is that what you were asking?

  4. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes bethannon, thanks. :)

    And for installing 2 different blogs, the recomended way is to do a multisite (create a network), using one database ?

  5. Yes.

  6. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu

  7. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I forgot.
    If I do a multisite install with one database. If I'm about to install phpbb3 forum, should I create a new database, or use the same db with the multisite install ?

  8. Couldn't tell you. I don't use phpBB (and I would suggest using bbPress personally ;) )

  9. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #


    When enabling Multisite. Do I have to do a normal install of wordpress and then to add define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true); in wp-config.php.
    Or to add this to wp-config.php before to make the install ?

  10. Make a normal site, get it up and running sans posts. THEN turn on multisite.


  11. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you :) ... Great support.
    I've managed to set up and run a multisite network on my domain.
    Very nice feature for more blogs, but using same user accounts. I can design a portal like website with subdomains.
    Now, the issue that I have is to understand how plug-ins works.
    Since there are website only plugins and network only plugins as "Multisite User Management."
    Also I can't figure out where the other subdomain sites are stored, in case I want to edit something to their css styles.
    Also, where is better to install a theme ? In network dashboard, or in the specific website dashboard ?

    Thanks again for your great support.

  12. All subdomains use the same themes and plugins. That is, they're all uploaded once, to the network.

    If you want to customize per-site CSS without editing the theme for everyone, use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/safecss/ :)

  13. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So basically if I have same theme used for 2 sites, if I edit the theme, the theme will change for both sites ?
    If I want to use twentyeleven for two blogs, but to customize it for each blog individualy what should I do ?


  14. Yes, if you edit the theme it will change for both sites.

    You can either use the plugin I gave you, to just edit CSS, or you can make child themes for each site.

  15. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've manage to solve it with child theme, but now another question :)

    I want to use a forum plugin like bbpress or simplepress.
    How do I ...

    1. Use same forum on 2 websites ?
    2. Use different forums on those 2 websites ?
    2.1 With same users from one to another.
    2.2 With different users. Each one with it's own users.

  16. Please don't bump your post. I Didn't reply because I have no idea.

    I can sort out how to do 1 OR 2, but not 1 AND 2 (and not 2.1 and 2.2). It's an or situation, not an and.

  17. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #

    They were different questions, I meant as you said or situation, not all at the same time.
    What is your recomandation ?
    I would like to have same forum for all subdomains, sharing same users.
    I asked 2nd questions since I saw that a theme can be solved with a child theme, but a plugin in can't be solved with a "child" plugin.

    Thanks for your support.

  18. Oh, okay, it sounded like you wanted all of the above ;)

    The same forum on multiple sites would be to just make a forum (either on one or the other) and link to it from both. If you're using bbPress and Multisite, you can make a site especially for the forum and install it there. All users from all sites can be easily given access by using this plugin:

    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-user-management/

    Just set it so everyone who joins is added to the 'forum' site and you're done.

    If you wanted each site to have it's own forum with its own users, install bbPress and activate it separately per site. That will automatically give users on each site access

    In both cases, turn off 'allow anon posting.'

    Either one works.

  19. simi_id
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you !

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