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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#5529 closed enhancement (no action required)

BuddyPress + Multisite

Reported by: modemlooper's profile modemlooper Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.9.2
Component: Core Keywords: dev-feedback


I have been messing with BP and MS and the current method is to use multi network with only one site on each network. Is this method better for db efficiency or was it just the quickest/easiest set up available?

Would using something like this be better for all bp tables when a new site is created?

Another option I tried was adding blog id meta to all content and then filter loops but that seems wrong.

Ideas? Thoughts?

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#1 @boonebgorges
10 years ago

Is this method better for db efficiency or was it just the quickest/easiest set up available?

I don't think it makes a difference for db efficiency. At a glance, it has more to do with the various ways in which the concept of a "network" is baked into BuddyPress. Take, for instance, the is_super_admin() and current_user_can( 'bp_moderate' ) checks throughout BP. These are network-specific, because of the way that WP works. We have also had concerns about interface: in the case of separate networks, everything is totally segregated - just network-activate BP in the networks where you want it. If you were to attempt to put BP on multiple sites in a single network, you'd need an interface for setting this up, along with separate interfaces for Groups and Activity admin, etc.

So, I don't think there's any overarching technical reason why multisite BP can't be done. It's just that there are lots of little problems that would need to be addressed to make it viable.

From a technical point of view, the basic technique would be something like what's at the bottom of that codex page - just swap out the db table names as necessary. You'd have to do something similar for all BP-related settings and usermeta as well. Then, you'd have to ensure that the Dashboard interfaces work as expected.

If this answers your question (and your general request is the same as #4732), let's close this one as a duplicate. If you come up with some concrete suggestions, we can use that ticket.

#2 @modemlooper
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

LOL I kept searching multisite and multi site for any other tickets. That ticket didn't come up. i'll close it out and then add anything to other ticket.

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