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[Resolved] one buddypress over separate WP installations

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    roxor
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    @roxor

    Hello all you good people,
    I need to have one common buddypress network over ten separate installations of wordpress.
    Is this possible ?

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  • Avatar of roxor
    roxor
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    @roxor

    or is their any plugin that could synchronize between buddypress and different installations of WP.
    It should push WP posts to the buddypress.

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    aces
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    @aces

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @roxor If you mean 10 WP installations with their own respective DB’s then no.

    Alternatives:

    1. If it’s just the posts, then you can set up RSS feeds for the 10 in your WP/BP installation in one WP install without BuddyPress so that the links to aggregated posts will show up in a page or over a number of pages.

    2. You could also create a single Network out of one of the 10 WP installs, create the subsites, install Domain Mapping plugin, then install BuddyPress plugin, then import other WP sites one by one as subsites into the multisite installation. http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network and http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/

    There is one instance of BP for a multisite installation, so as @aces pointed above, you can enable multiblog so that you don’t have to navigate to main site to post in activity or forums, etc.

    3. You could also create a Multi-Network out of one of the 10 WP installs and have multiple instances of BuddyPress with BP Social Networks, import remaining 9 WP sites as a network into the multi-network installation. The multiple instances of BuddyPress in this case are separate i.e., don’t overlap activities, memberships, groups, etc. http://wpmututorials.com/news/new-features/multiple-buddypress-social-networks/

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    roxor
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    @roxor

    mercime and aces thank you guys for your replies
    @mercime
    1 – No its not just the posts, I want the blog owners to interact and be friends with each other.

    3 – I did try this method, used Networks for wordpress and WP multi network by @johnjamesjacoby.
    that would obviously solve the problem but there were few limitations because of which I had to give-up.
    my story was- I was planning for a site under which other users could create their own subsites (blogs).
    I am also using several domains for it, so that if a particular blog name is booked by someone then others could get same name blog on other domains ie networks.
    the Limitation was – If a particular blog already exsisted on one network, then new users were unable to create blogs(of same name) by themselves on other networks.
    i had chat with the plugin authors and other experts but unfortunately this was not possible.

    2 – The second method that you described i found hope in it. So I went ahead and tried it.
    the issue was- I could not have users create their own blogs on those mapped domains, when someone tries to register it redirects them to the main site instead of letting them create subsites from mapped domains.
    yes I am saying subsites from subsites using Network plugins, but in the end its the same problem as above.
    btw thanks for in detail explanation mercime :-)

    @aces – hey buddy what I understood was this feature would add a link on blogs same as buddypress to display contents of BP.

    Have you guys seen any website WP or non-wp which offers blogs on sub domains/directories using multiple domain names ?

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    aces
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    @aces

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-multi-network/ is probably no longer compatible with the latest buddypress.

    Did you try the patched version: http://alantait.net/2011/07/27/wp-multi-network-plugin-fix-for-wordpress/ ? In the comments of that page @johnjamesjacoby mentioned ( 12/02/2012 ) that he planned to update wp-multi-network soon…..

    @boonebgorges recently wrote http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/45682/7401 which seems particularly relevant to your question. In the post he mentions Networks + as an alternative way to enable multiple networks but it is a premium plugin.

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    roxor
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    @roxor

    thank you @aces I got it resolved with your suggestion :)
    I have made different networks from 1 WP installation.
    Also got same blog names exactly like I wanted.
    I can’t find the link to close this thread, its finally resolved for me.

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    Marking as Resolved by clicking on edit topic link, then adding `[Resolved]` and save changes.

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