Multisite question (3 posts)

  1. borongas
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello all!

    I need to rebuild my company's internal websites which are using WordPress and I have some questions as to how to set up the architecture that will allow me the functionality that is currently not there.

    We have a main site and 5 other sites for the individual teams in our organization. This is all currently running on one machine, each with a separate instance of wordpress.

    We want to be able to run a search on the main page and have it pull content from any of the other pages and vice versa. We would also want the ability to change the header image/layout of the page for certain sites.

    Currently we can edit the sites how we please but the cross site search functionality is not there. If I make 1 main site and the other sites just pages on that main site we will have searching capabilities but will no longer be able to change the look of certain pages without changing all the pages.

    I guess I could set up individual instances only for the sites that would be changing but not sure if that is the best option. If someone could please give me some pointers on how to set this up correctly that would be most appreciated.

    Running WP 3.2.1..

    Thank you!

  2. Broadcast a post/page to other blogs. Whitelist, blacklist, groups and automatic category+tag posting/creation available.
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/threewp-broadcast/

    Allows you to duplicate posts and pages to multiple sub-blogs at once.
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multipost-mu/

    WP / network plugin to display admin news to other users.
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/threewp-global-news/

    Collect all posts from all sites on a master blog
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/

    Search the whole multisite
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpsearchmu/
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-global-search/

  3. raskull
    Posted 3 years ago #

    For search, get a google custom search box. it's free. Works great.

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