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Let others start a wordpressmu on my server (13 posts)

  1. liors
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello,
    I want to enable people to work with wordpress mu and open their own blogging site but I want to enable it also to people that don't know how to handle servers and stuff like that.

    Is it possible to let people open a new wordpress mu on my site and let them manage their own blogging site?

  2. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Possible? Sure. Anything is possible if you know what you're doing and how to code it.

    Is it the smartest idea out there? Probably not, unless you're going to implement some heavy fees.

  3. liors
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Could you give me an idea on how to do it?
    What is the logic for that?

  4. nodblogcom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Whell, you could install the MU platform manually for them... Otherwise it's pretty simple to be admin.

    I don't see the point for creating automated mu websites. (other than spam)

  5. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Honestly? If you don't know how to go about doing your idea, then you're in no position to offer it. Not unless you want to jump in blind and probably tick off the people you're trying to help.

    I'm not saying it's a bad idea though.

  6. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'll give a kudo to Andrea up there, for saying exactly what I was thinking.

    If you're not a genius with MU, and all it entails, you definitely are in no position to offer to handle hosting it for other folks.

  7. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Kudos are way better than duct tape. ;)

  8. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Heh... That's Ron's job. He's on contract if you get out of line. :D

  9. liors
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for the advise but I am not planing to do it my self. I am planing to add a programmer to this idea. I just want to get the big picture.
    So what is the logic to do that?

  10. nodblogcom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You could get a webhosting reseller plan and install WordPress MU on request, just like the hosters from http://wordpress.org/hosting/ do.

  11. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Not all those hosts on that page allow MU to be installed on their servers.

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Could setup a single install of wpmu into svn, remove any hard coded, domain-specific code and change it into variables read from the db, and just update your installs for your clients off of that.

  13. nodblogcom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "The logic to that":
    -create new hosting account
    -move WPMU files to the new virtualhost account
    -set file permissions
    -database creation
    -WPMU setup

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