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  • Ok, I know I’m not the first to try and figure something like this out. But, I haven’t been able to find any definitive answer on whether this is possible, or, if so, how.

    Here’s what I want to accomplish…

    I have a record label as my main site, which we’ll call ‘’, set up as my main WPMU site. I have subdirectory sites set up for two bands on the label, ‘’ and ‘’. Though each site has its own style and a majority of its own content, some of the content overlaps. Examples of overlapping content being a Contact page, an Events page and most importantly an online Store.

    Is there a way to have one of the band sites display the main content from a page created on the site with its own framework? As in, wrapped in its own theme? An example being the contact information. Can the data contained within the ‘contact’ page on be displayed on the ‘contact’ page on without leaving the site or looking any different…with the theme?

    Also, is it possible to have a WPMU-wide store? So, if someone on the site adds a T-shirt to the cart, they can then go to and add a CD, then checkout once?

    Any suggestions or solutions will be much appreciated. I know there is a way that this is possible. I’m just hoping it’s possible in WPMU, and not too terribly involved.

    Thanks in advance!

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  • That’s similar to what I said here:

    In short: MultiSite wasn’t built to do that. You CAN but it requires some work.

    As for network-wide shopping cart, not easily, and for SURE not if you switch domain names (security issues – you can’t share cookies between domains).

    Hmmm…this is becoming a bit discouraging. I took computer programming, mostly HTML, back in college, but didn’t keep up with it. So, I don’t really know php very well. But it seems logical to me that since all of the data is located within one folder on my server, that I should be able to reference all of that data with some subtle code changes. (Ex. – on the contact page, I could change the php code that ‘pulls’ the data into the content section from the database to pull the data from the contact page database on my main site,, instead.)

    I really thought WP was going to make my life easier for these websites, but now I may have to abandon it altogether. =/

    MULTISITE may not be what you need, but WordPress may be, still.

    Unless you MUST have totally separate logins/admins for these bands, why not use Custom Post-Types?

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