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Two blogs, same users, different capabilities

  • I’m trying to setup two blogs on the same database, which will share the same users who might have different capabilities.

    I’ve thought of two ways:

    a) Same db_users table, different *_usermeta tables.
    b) Same db_users table, same db_usermeta table but different *_capabilities and *_user_level meta_key’s.

    Both ways work great *if* they are manually adjusted. However, when a new user is created, it gets capabilities for only one of the blogs, and can do nothing on the other.

    I will have to use the Role Manager plugin on both of the blogs, so I think “option (a)” will be a better way of keeping databases clean.

    If someone can help out with this, it will be really appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: I’m thinking of adding a WordPress mu installation to the same userbase, so if you have any warnings, I would appreciate them too.

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