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Multi-Site Manager Tutorial? (10 posts)

  1. pipelineae
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Hi.

    I'm working on a project of mine that will use the multi-site manager to run more than one domain off a single mu install through the MSM plugin.

    However, I don't want to finish and launch my project without first knowing how to use MSM properly. I've been googling on and off for days, but I can't find a guide, readme, tutorial or ANY real documentation on the MSM plugin anywhere.

    If anyone knows of a tutorial, or a guide or whatever, that'd be great.

    I'm just looking for the basics of how to use it properly really, like what values to enter when adding a new site, and what else needs to be done to make it work.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I personally recommend against it and to rather do it manually. It's been a nightmare for me in terms of keeping things clean. For example, sites created with the MSM causes the wp_xx_ not to match up with the table IDs in the wp_sitemeta. Do it manually, you'll find it cleaner that way (at the cost of time tho):

    http://bui4ever.com/web-itecture/wordpress_mu_with_domain_mapping

  3. pipelineae
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    What effect does the non-matching of tables have in the long run? Like, I haven't noticed any side-effects yet, but if there's something I should watch out for in the future if I use MSM, then I should know I guess..

  4. Trent
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Another thing about the multi-site manager plugin is unless I am missing something, you have to use the Site-Admin to upgrade each of the domains you put on there. If you have many domains, this can be a pain as well.

    Trent

  5. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    pipelineae: There doesn't seem to be any adverse effect yet. But imagine when you're dealing with 1000 blogs and you have to make a direct edit to the database. You normally would go to sitemeta to find what the blog ID is...

    Trent: You also have to duplicate the site-admins entry to each mapped domain or the Site Admins tab won't show up in the mapped domain.

  6. pipelineae
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Does it help if I simply select 'clone 'whichever blog works fine'' and then make my changes individually to the blog from there?

  7. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    You could, but then wouldn't it be just easier to do it all manually then? It's like taking all the crap lying on the floor in the living room and sweeping it to the closet. It works, but when you need something you'll spend a lot more time digging in the closet then if you just put things where they belong with in the first place.

  8. demonicume
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    anyone gotten this to work with subdirs?

    Normally in order to set up a main domain to use a subfolder you need to set up a redirect in the .htaccess file in the public_html folder so that the server knows that any request for your main domain will be redirected to a subfolder on public_html.

    but since mu does everything statically i'm kinda lost as to what to try next,

  9. helmi
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    @demonicume: subfolder in WPMU speech do have nothing to do with subfolders at your providers domain settings to route domains to.

    For wpmu to work with multisite plugin you have to be able to route all domains to your main folder of wpmu so all to the same folder. Every domain that should be with wpmu must call the index.php or the respective .htaccess in the main wpmu folder. otherwise this couldn't work.

  10. demonicume
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    i'm sorry, i'm still not getting it. what i[m trying to do it make domain.tld/randomblog look like randomblog.tld. there's clear tutorial for subdomains, but i'm coming up very short on a subdir resolution.

    do i add a line to htaccess telling it to look for mu's index.php?

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  • Started 16 years ago by pipelineae
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