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Mutiple blogs per install

  • I’d like to beable to do mutiple blogs per install of wp, like mt. It would be very good since my site is ran by many weblogs in mt, and it would be horrid to have to have many links to diff. weblog post pages in my bookmarks, insted of just having the one that links to all the others.

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  • desk003,
    Multiple blog capability is planned for the future. For right now, the existing “workaround” is to install WP into separate folders for each blog. You can still use a single database, however. What you do, is give each blog a unique table prefix; this is done when you create/edit the wp-config.php file. All the blogs would point to, and use the same DB name and DB username, but the prefix would be, for example blog1_, blog1_, blog_3 which you would have specified in each wp-config.php file.
    Have I made any sense with that explanation? 🙂 If not, just post back and I or someone else will clarify for you.

    Yeah, made perfect sense. When this feature be out?

    Yeah this would be great and definitely attract a lot more MT converts. I’m taking the plunge and will just maintain the two separate installs for now but it would be nice not to have to update multiple codebases when fixes/features come out.

    Yup. Would attract lots of MT converts. Thats the only reason im not switching yet.

    desk003, so when the version of wp which supports multiple blogs is realeased it will help you use the same data from the tables with different prefixes created like NM suggested above. So you could start right away. 🙂

    as soon as i get this template working for it, i will be. For some reason, when i steal the css code of this website, and save it, and then open my index.php file in dreamweaver, dreamweaver crashes when in design view, which i find disturbing. I guess i’ll have to write my own. 🙁

    If you REALLY wanted to you could hack WP to work with a single User Table and probably Categories and other things you might want to share across the blogs.
    You could probably even make WP work with one posts table, but that would most likely be the most difficult to hack….

    thanks for your help!

    “All the blogs would point to, and use the same DB name and DB username, but the prefix would be, for example blog1_, blog1_, blog_3 which you would have specified in each wp-config.php file.”

    If using seperate databases, though, do you still need the prefixes?

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