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  • I have about 4 sites that run ecommcerce on each site. There is 1 main site which will have all the products on it. The other sites will have there own relevant products only.
    If I add a product to the main site then it will add the product to its relevant site as well and vice versa.

    I know it might require that databases to query each other and only take certain tables.

    Is there anyway to do this in a wordpress perspective?

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  • There are a lot of ways to do this from a WordPress perspective. It depends on:

    • Whether or not you want the products displayed on the dashboard of each of the subsites
    • whether or not you want to have them show up in search results on each site
    • Whether or not you want to associate them with the same categories on each subsite
    • How you implement products in the first place in your default site
    • How you want to format the products on each site
    • Your level of programming expertise
    • The amount of time you have in which to finish your project

    For example, there are plugins that will help you create a post in one site, and then copy them over to another (so there are multiple versions of each post), as well as plugins that will help you pull posts from one site and display them in another (but there’s only one version of the post).

    You can also write your own code to do this, getting exactly what you want, but this is more advanced.

    It all depends on how you want to administer and display the products.

    Thanks for your reply ancawonka,

    All the products will displayed on the main site but then the products will be displayed only on there own site relavent to the category which they are in.

    The search results will be specific to there own sites unless its the main site when it will bring up all the sites products.

    All the products will be in different categories on there different sites.

    I have test environment where I will be able to look and try this. I am still a novice when it comes to programming but I understand its functionalty.

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