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Which is best to use with BuddyPress: WordPress or WordPressMU

  • Avatar of rickkumar
    rickkumar
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    @rickkumar

    I just saw this under BuddyPress FAQ:


    Will this work on standard WordPress and WordPress MU?
    Hi,

    We plan to launch many social network sites using BuddyPress with “each site on a different domain”.

    Yes! BuddyPress will run on both versions of WordPress. If you are using WordPress MU then BuddyPress will support the global tracking of blogs, posts and comments.



    We plan to launch “multiple” social networks using BuddyPress.

    Please help with the follwoing questions:

    Q1: Should we use WordPress or WordPressMU with BuddyPress?

    Q2: Since we plan to launch “multiple social network websites” using BuddyPress, which one is better for our situation and why?

    Q3: Will all sites be linked together if we use WordPressMU with buddyPress?

    Q4: Will using WordPressMU makes it easy to manage all sites?

    Q5: Will using WordPressMU allow us to de-link individual sites later and transfer to other people on different hosts or will it be a problem if we use MU?

    Q6: What else should we consider when making the decision between WordPress and WordPressMU to use with BuddyPress for multiple sites?

    Q7: Will it be better just to use WPMU or WP with BuddyPress only for “one” site per account?

    Thank you for your time and help.

    Regards,

    Rick

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  • Avatar of rickkumar
    rickkumar
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    @rickkumar

    Any buddypress Guru here that can answer my questions?

    Thank you for your time and help.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    “Q1: Should we use WordPress or WordPressMU with BuddyPress?”

    WPMU is now rolled in to single WP and called a Network of multiple sites, sometimes called multisite. You only need to enable it if you want multiple blogs(sites).

    “Q2: Since we plan to launch “multiple social network websites” using BuddyPress, which one is better for our situation and why?”

    If you have one install with multiple blogs, right now you can only install one instance of BuddyPress. It will show up on all the member sites, but share all the userbase.

    “Q3: Will all sites be linked together if we use WordPressMU with buddyPress?”

    I think I just answered this. Yes.

    “Q4: Will using WordPressMU makes it easy to manage all sites?”

    It’s one codebase, so yes.

    “Q5: Will using WordPressMU allow us to de-link individual sites later and transfer to other people on different hosts or will it be a problem if we use MU?”

    THe individual sites you can just use the Export menu to get all the posts.

    The buddypress parts can’t be exported that way.

    “Q6: What else should we consider when making the decision between WordPress and WordPressMU to use with BuddyPress for multiple sites?”

    If you need multiple sites or not and if you want the userbase separate, and how likely you’ll need the buddypress parts moved to a different site.

    “Q7: Will it be better just to use WPMU or WP with BuddyPress only for “one” site per account?”

    Again, it depends on what you ultimately want. The network of sites are individual on one codebase. Buddypress affects the whole network.

    Avatar of David R Labbe
    David
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    @dlabbe

    By running Buddypress on what is now called wordpress Multisite will I be able to link all members together. Another words…I want to have a social community that is broken into states and was thinking of having a site for each state so groups and blogs would better organized and such. What I want is all members to still communicate across state lines (or site to site in this case). Is this possible with a multi site setup? Or my other option is that I use one site setup and find a way to catergories groups (into states in this case) Example…Users clicks on groups and shows a list of the states… that user then click on the state they want to enter and then it shows all relevant groups within that state. I looked for a plugin, but none that are working full strength at this time unless I am overlooking something. Anyone have any ideas on how to handle this? thanks for you help in advance.

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    David
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    @dlabbe

    anyone? please help

    Avatar of Roger Coathup
    Roger Coathup
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    @rogercoathup

    @dlabbe – if you want to get an answer to your question, it would be better to post it separately and not hijack an unrelated thread

    You should also not expect an answer within just 2 hours… This is a voluntary forum. Allow at least 24 hours before bumping your post

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