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  • Joni

    (@jonimueller)


    I am helping someone with their non-profit site running on WordPress. They will have volunteers manning the site and managing the projects. I would like to use Matt Mullenweg’s/Automattic’s Prologue theme that turns WP into a collaborative tool for that purpose. Read about it here:
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2008/01/28/introducing-prologue/

    How easy would it be to make the Prologue site share the user tables with the main WP site? Is this even possible? I told them it likely wasn’t, at least not without a lot of scripting. So I guess their solution, if this in fact cannot be accomplished (fairly easily) is to just keep their same user names and passwords across both sites?

    Thanks for any help.

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  • flick

    (@mosey)

    3 things that look a little useful:

    SM2WP – concept seems to be similar, although the current ‘beta’ version isn’t compatible. However, someone did patch it for 2.5 , but one post on that thread says it might not work for 2.5.1?

    A forum thread with some code change – again, one post seems to say that this might not work.

    Virtual Multiblog for WordPress – someone has tested this with 2.5 and the author appears to give a fair amount of support via the comments.

    And finally, a link originally posted by moshu from the WordPress documentation: Installing Multiple Blogs (the part towards the end looks helpful)

    Sorry if none of these work out (or you’ve already investigated them) 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your project!

    Joni

    (@jonimueller)

    Wow, thanks for your quick reply. I’m definitely going to check these out. Because if one of these works, it has possibilities for other sites as well. Thanks a bunch!

    flick

    (@mosey)

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed! 🙂 Hopefully you won’t mind posting back with some results if possible!

    just thought i’d share: i tried this, and it works.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/164758
    i used 1 “main” wordpress install with wp_ prefix,
    then added any number of “alternate blogs” to share the same user tables,
    using prefixes like WP1_, WP2_, etc

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