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  • cckid


    Hi all,
    I’ve been searching for the answer to my question for a day or so and haven’t found anything that seems to do exactly what I want so I decided to post this question.
    Firstly, I consider myself a techie and I have been working with WP for over a year. Right now I have approximately 12 blogs that are on different domains that live in the same server and when it comes time to update them, it is a pain to do so as I have to update each WP install, update each set of plugins, etc.
    My question: Is it possible to have 1 WP installation that controls all these different blogs while at the same time giving the blogs the ability to maintain their identities? I have looked at WP MU, but it seems as though that only works if all the blogs are on the same domain (,, and not on different domains (,,
    I have drawn up a sketch of what I mean in case I am not able to do it through words. Find the diagram here.
    Thanks for your help! I look forward to seeing your responses.


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  • SteveSmith1983


    Thoughts that come to my mind are to either

    • use MU and use mod_rewrite to rediret the domain names (I don’t know if they all have to be on one domain)
    • use softlinks (ln -s) to link to the actual plugins directory, for example, which could be stored somewhere outside of all the sites

    Is it your own server?

    Edit: I’ve just had a look at my test installation of MU and it looks like you can have different domains, it’s just that when you first create each blog it asks for a subdirectory, but when you then go back and edit it you can change the domain.



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