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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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    Single sign on works with Multisite, phpbb3 for forums like that won’t.

    bbPress would, though.

    I have done a bit of reading on phpBB3.

    What if I setup my multisite in the following manner using phpbb3 Sub-Forums

    http://www.masterdomain.com
    http://www.masterdomain.com/forum

    http://www.domain1.com
    http://www.domain1.com/sub-forum1
    http://www.domain2.com
    http://www.domain2.com/sub-forum2
    http://www.domain3.com
    http://www.domain3.com/sub-forum3

    I would need to use CNAME’s or .htaccess redirects to achieve the required sub-forum URL’s but in theory, this may do what I want.

    Any ideas or objections?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    I suppose you could (I know nothing about phpbb3 – last time I installed it, they were on 2 something…), but remember that domain1.com/forum and domain2.com/forum will point to the same place. Ditto domain2.com/sub-forum2 and domain1.com/sub-forum2

    Basically if a PHYSICAL folder is in a place, all the sites will use it. So as long as no one catches on to that, you should be fine.

    I have been doing some more testing.

    I am not sure if I will get phpBB3 to work the way I want. It doesn’t have SEF URL’s for the Sub-Forums our of the box, so at the moment I have put this in the too hard basket.

    I installed bbPress. This will work exactly the way I want, as it is a genuine wordpress plugin, yet the functionality of bbPress is very limited compared to a phpBB3 or vBulletin.

    Any other recommendations of possible forum installations that may do what I want?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Depends on what you want, eh? Not a mind reader 😉 (hint: This means ‘please list what functionality you’re missing.’ There are lots of plugins)

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