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  1. luciandavidescu
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have read previous entries on this topic (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/multisite-with-seperate-dbs, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/multisite-installation-with-separate-databases, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/need-different-databases-to-different-blogs-in-one-wordpress-multisite, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/blogs-with-a-different-database-for-each), suggesting that separating databases don't help much if at all.

    However I will be using existing databases, some years old, and I wouldn't be comfortable with merging them together while my customers also might not be comfortable with having their databases mixed. I still need multisite in order to share codebase, themes and be able to query multiple sites.

    I found this method - a conditional wp-config / and I would just like to know if it is the way to go or if there's some inherent flaw to it.
    http://whatisgon.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/using-different-databases-with-a-single-wordpress-installation/

  2. What are you ACTUALLY trying to do? Make a multisite instance with separate DBs per site? That's really the antithesis of what WP Multisite is supposed to be.

    You can use the trick in the last link, but that won't really work with Multisite itself. You can do that to have one code-base, but then you're not Multisite :)

  3. luciandavidescu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    "What are you ACTUALLY trying to do? Make a multisite instance with separate DBs per site?"
    Yes.
    "That's really the antithesis of what WP Multisite is supposed to be."
    I understand that.
    "You can use the trick in the last link, but that won't really work with Multisite itself. You can do that to have one code-base, but then you're not Multisite :)"
    won`t really work as in "break it" or as in "make it unworthy of its name"?
    :D

  4. ksajdak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wouldn't using separate databases save server space as the WordPress install is not repeated?

  5. Please use the BlockQuote tags :) Makes it easier to read. So to extra blank lines between paragraphs.

    "You can use the trick in the last link, but that won't really work with Multisite itself. You can do that to have one code-base, but then you're not Multisite :)"

    won`t really work as in "break it" or as in "make it unworthy of its name"?

    Won't work as in 'Will not function from a code perspective.'

    You can do it as a single install of WP, and then you're not using Multisite. Which I suggest you do, actually. DON'T do this with Multisite. It's neither supported nor necessary.

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