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  • Hi,

    I’m one of the guys who are waiting desperately for multiple blog support on WordPress. I’ve been reading on the workarounds some people have figured out for faking multiblog functionality. Finally I have come to this conclusion: what I really, really want is not the multiblog per se, but the ability to query the databases from multipe wp installs in order to present the most recent posts from different blogs in one centralized location, sort of a portal page.

    I know it porbably is easier than I think, but my sql and php knowledge is rather rudimentary. I would appreciate all pointers and tips on how to do this.

    Or maybe the next Wp version will have multiblog support.

    Cheers,

    D

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  • Have you looked at http://mu.wordpress.org/ ?

    Yes, I’ve been trying to install wpmu for some time now, unfortunately, my host, Dreamhost, requires me to get an static IP for this.

    Does, wpmu have a portal page, btw?

    Wouldn’t you need a static IP for any web hosting, regardless of the application?

    Can’t answer the portal question about MU. If you follow the link above, they have a support forum over there as well.

    Going back to your original thought of having a bunch of blogs and page listing recent posts from all: You could do that with your “portal” page by pulling posts from the blogs via RSS and displaying them on your page. No clue on the details, but I’m sure some of the other folks here may have some thoughts.

    Why seperate blogs though? You could also pull select posts from select categories up to that portal page as well and only need one blog.

    If it’s just a portal, yeah, you could use something like CG-FeedRead’s MultiFeed feature to pull and date-sort multiple feeds on one page. It wouldn’t be exactly like running multiple wp loops concurrently, or running WP-MU (which IS the only full MU solution, and I believe is what’s behing WP.com… so if you want real MU, that’s your route…).

    There are two or three other semi-solutions, multiply is one, and I think there’s another that’s more virtual-domain based… any of which might work depending on what each of the blogs is in the bigger scheme.

    -d

    Thanks for the replies,

    I believe you don’t get a static IP on a shared host environment.

    Separate blogs is the solution I’ve come with because one of my blogs is a magazine with multiple categories and subcategories. Apart from that, I’d like to give each author(5) their own blog so they can customize it however they want. Another solution would be having only 2 blogs: one for the magazine and another one for the authors but I would need a page to link the two of them. I will look into the rss reader to see how it goes.

    D

    It seems that wordpress mu isn’t ready in any way for what I want, the last posts on wpmu’s forum suggest people are having a lot of trouble getiing to even run wpmu at the time.

    Anyone knows how the wp’s databases queries are built? I suppose extracting data with sql and php is doable, I’d love if someone could point to the right part of the documentation.

    Thanks,

    D

    It seems that wordpress mu isn’t ready in any way for what I want, the last posts on wpmu’s forum suggest people are having a lot of trouble getiing to even run wpmu at the time.

    Anyone knows how the wp’s databases queries are built? I suppose extracting data with sql and php is doable, I’d love if someone could point to the right part of the documentation.

    Thanks,

    D

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