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  • Hi to everyone . I have few questions about wp3 network . I have set-up a network and I came with this questions :

    1. How can I use same theme for all blog networks but with different single.php and archive.php for each one ?

    2. How can I use a permalink structure for first blog without /blog in front of .

    3. It’s better (from the point of performance/resource usage) to use custom taxonomy type to obtain site.com/article site.com/tutorials , site.com/videos etc… or to use a network ?

    Thanks.

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    1. Child themes. Make one master theme, and then a child theme per site with their own custom two files (plus the style.css) and you’re done.

    2. You … kinda can’t yet. There’s a workaround (see – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/398291 )

    3. That I have no idea.

    I would think, but cannot back myself up on this, that having custom taxonomies is less heavy than a network

    I use redirects for doing things like #3. CPanel handles this as an interface or edit .htaccess directly.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    re #3 – it depends. Who’s managing the posts?

    Performace-wise? Either / or.

    re: #2 – if you picked subdomains, then the main blog doesn’t get /blog stuffed in it.

    Thanks for replies .

    #3 – Now, I have managing the posts but, in future someone else will do that. I want to know both points of view, performance and performance-wise 🙂

    #2 – Yes, I solved with this, I chose this solution with subdomains .

    Next question if it’s possible (if not, I write a new function to do that);
    How can I do that:
    -I have two blogs via multi-site: blog1.site.com and blog2.site.com each other with different themes.
    -I’m in wp-content/themes/blog1-theme/header.php and if I write get_permalink($postID); it will display the permalink from the blog1 . I want to display a permalink from blog2 ! It’s like I simulate this function to blog2 .

    That is an example, I will need to do that at some others functions, not only to get_permalink.

    Hope you will understand what I want.
    Thanks you.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    #3 – the only part where it makes a difference, performace-wise, is when you have thousands and hundreds of thousands of posts.

    Pulling from one posts tables with 20,000 records = time hit.
    Pulling from ten posts tables with 20,000 records = less time.

    Subdomains will also be seen as mostly separate sites in search engines.

    As for the last question:

    standard WP functions will pull info from the blog you are on. If you want to pull the exact same info in the headr area there’s a couple ways you can do it.

    hardcode the links and don;t use php.
    Use switch_to_blog, then pull from the blog you want. this can get expensive though.

    Why switch_to_blog can get expensive though ?

    I have choose to play with network site with multi site .
    A second question, a little offtopic if you can help me .
    How can add a field in wp-admin post page, and when I press publish button the content from the field to be inserted somewhere . Can you give me a short syntax or a plugin to edit to obtain what I want ?

    Thanks you.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Why switch_to_blog can get expensive though ?

    The more database calls you make, the more ‘expensive’ things get, resource wise.

    How can add a field in wp-admin post page, and when I press publish button the content from the field to be inserted somewhere . Can you give me a short syntax or a plugin to edit to obtain what I want ?

    See http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields

    yes, but with custom fields I will insert data into wp_postmeta, I want in another table… it’s that possible ?

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