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  • Hi,

    I would like to install a domain blog and a subdomain blog
    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 ?


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  • Best solution for WordPress is to use Multisite –

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

    Moderator Bet Hannon


    Support Team Volunteer Wrangler

    @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?

    Yes bethannon, thanks. 🙂

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


    Thanks Ipstenu

    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 ?

    Couldn’t tell you. I don’t use phpBB (and I would suggest using bbPress personally 😉 )


    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 ?

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

    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.

    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 🙂

    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 ?


    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.

    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.

    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.

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