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  1. Aubrey (@starshaped)
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    First of all, I'm pretty excited about wordpress. I haven't installed it just yet, but I'm going to give it a try very soon :).
    That said, will you be able to run multiple weblogs off of the same wordpress install, as movable type has? I'm not sure if it's already been integrated, but I'd like to see it in a future release if it hasn't yet been implemented. :)

  2. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    This is a feature we'd like to incorporate, but most likely not for a release or two.

  3. Aubrey (@starshaped)
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    That's cool by me :).

  4. Zaaba
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    How about enabling WordPress to display multiple blogs on the same page? In other words, able to have more than one "blog loop" to display entries from different catagories but are still administered under the same system.

  5. Graham
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I think that would be the feature that would make me move from b2. I may be missng something, but I can't see anything that b2 can't be made to do (the links hack is hardly difficult to implement). Or am I being stupid here?

  6. pixilated
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I think the lure of WordPress will be the addition of the 'hacks'. Most bloggers wouldn't be comfortable with the d-i-y process of adding the extra functionality hacks provide, especially when other blogging software offers it out-of-the-box. If WordPress can add the features bloggers crave, then I'm all for it!

  7. idiotprogrammer
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Ditto on the suggestion. Actually, probably using one db per weblog has its advantages, but it would also be good to have the option to do multiple weblogs. Trying it tonight!

  8. Graham
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Want multiple blogs? Try b2evolution @ http://b2evolution.net
    It has nearly everything that wordpress will have some time in the future now.

  9. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Yes, we are not going the category hack path, there will be true multiple blogs, like pMachine or MT.

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 11 years ago #

    b2evolution's multiple blogs are real, just "like pMachine or MT".
    maybe you're confused because you can cross-post accross multiple blogs and thus choose categories from multiple blogs.

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 11 years ago #

    what is the advantage/difference between running a blog with multiple blogs or a blog with multiple categories?

  12. Grobbo
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I think the problem is organising the information. Multiple Blogs (each with their own look) is nothing else than information architecture. You might have a lot of content that you want to sort, so you might want 7 main categories with each 4 subcats, instead of 28 loose categories. And wether you show it in one or in multiple blogs is in fact irrelevant.
    I think Drupal.org is working in that direction.

  13. lane
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I think that the catagories with subcatagories would be beneficial compared to creating multiple blogs and separating content in that fashion. But, if you wanted to provide other authors the ability to blog their own "section" that could get pulled in an overall "main" blog, then the multiple blog option makes sense.

  14. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Problem is, "multiple blogs" usually implies completely seperate security policies for each blog so no, it is not merely different abstration views on the same "categorized" content. WordPress should move towards a MT like multi-blog environment where users can be shared across blogs but not posts.
    B2Evolution's multiple blogs system works very well, though I'm personally not a fan of the "stub file" and evoSkins concept. Multi-blog information belongs in the database and I'd like to see skinning improvements move towards Smarty (which is already very easy to implement currently, and has minimal performance hit since all of the work is done by the processor and not harddrive)

  15. hk_traveller
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hi all,
    Any updated news about multiple weblogs feature in WordPress?
    Thanks!

  16. tedfox
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Yup... just asking about whether there are any updated news on this. ;)

  17. rob
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I've done a bit of a hack to allow multiple blogs to use the same DB, different content tables and the same user table. What you get is different installs using seperate content with the same user base. It's not perfect, but it does work.

  18. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    And Rob, was this easy to implement? Can the average joe do it? I'd love to run multiple blogs off the same version of WP.
    Thanks,
    Daisyhead

  19. cra
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hey, rob? Can you post the source to the multiple blog hack? It's something I'd be interested in.

  20. phrancey
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, the lack of multiple blog support, was probably among one of my top concerns, when I decided to use WP. Right now, I have three versions of WordPress running on one domain, and also three MySql databases. eek.
    Wordpress makes up for it by being easy to use, streamlined, and fast-loading, and just wonderful in general, however, this is probably one of the top features that I would like to see in the future.

  21. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i too have 3 blogs running of a single domain using 3 different databases.
    and i hope there will be someway to integrating the three blogs into 1 single multiblog as and when it arrives :)
    anyways, 3 database was never necessary! :)

  22. ysidoro
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello, I need to open one blog for each of my students (near 130 people). I am in front to install one complete WP to each one.
    Can you share your hack, Rob?
    Thank you for any news about this matter.

  23. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just to clarify, you can have multiple installations of WP in a single database, just change the table prefix in your wp-config.php file when setting them up.

  24. tedfox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well.... I think there are some who would like to hear whether multiple blogs would be coming up in 1.2
    For example... in ysidoro's case... it'd be a chore to have 120 copies of WP, + 120 'copies of wp in database with 120 different prefix' if u know what I mean.

  25. huphtur
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    allusion: how does that work though?
    lets say i got 3 blogs on 1 site. wouldnt it be easier to hack some sort of homepage with excerpts of all 3 blogs on the homepage if each blog was in a seperate db?

  26. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i have recently been trying alternatives to MT and i find WordPress the most suitable to me. But my only problem is it does not have multiple blog support which very annoying and as for b2Evolution forget it.(It's got the most ill designed user interface i have ever seen). So any one has any idea when WordPress would support multiple blogs.

  27. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm like the guy above who needs blogware which can give 100's of blogs from 1 install. WordPress seems to be the best blogware, apart from this achilles heel. Anyhoo ... If anyone can recommend a system that I can implement immediately that has the following:
    1. Easy, very easy & intuitive to use (K-12 pupils and worse!, their teachers ;-)
    2. Moderation (teachers should be able to moderate the 20 blogs in their care
    3. Groovy: must allow uploading of images and have either CSS / skins / easy to personalise.
    I would really, really appreciate any ideas ... I've been reading about blogware for 3 weeks now, about 2 hours EVERY night and my brain is mush!!
    Thank you - Seaghan Moriarty - Galway, Ireland.

  28. gahazzah
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah. So.
    I tried WordPress and then when I couldn't get the desired result I went and tried b2evo. Boy, that was a mistake. Oy, I'm still scratching my head 4 hours later. It's not that I didn't understand it, its just that there was so much unnecessary nonsense. The blogall blog you have to have by default? wtf was that all about.
    Anywho, I'm curious where (no link above) to find info on building mulitiple installs into one database? I can install WordPress twice until a newer version comes up but first I want to know what I'm doing (I was just using Fantastico to install before so I need slow speaking idiot terms to start) so long as there will, at some point (in the near future I'd hope) be a way to combine the blogs into one install.

  29. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    seems to me like everyone wants the features that there are on b2evolution

  30. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What I would really like is a subdivision into sites and blogs. A site can consist of multiple blogs and/or static pages. A site consisting of only one blog would be equivalent to the blog.
    You would of course be able to have different sites, with different URIs, on the same installation. For example have you WP installation at http://wp.example.org, have one site at http://www.example.org, another on http://members.example.org/~jonas, and so forth.
    A static page could be entered like a blog entry but with a specification of the page path instead of categories, etc. Maybe you could select a template from a list for the page. I know you can do the static page thing already, as described for MT by Brad Choate, but it's really just a hack.
    Adding links within a site is of course also quick and easy, WP showing what pages you have to add links to.
    I have had a site consisting of two blogs in MT earlier, but this too is cumbersome, there is no connection between two blogs even if they are in the same site (since MT doesn't use the site categorization). Being able to easily interconnect two or more blogs into a larger entity, would be really cool and make my life a lot easier.
    - Jonas
    http://www.jonas.rabbe.com

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