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WPMS stand alone plus multisite?

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    voopress
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    @voopress

    I’m not sure if I’m missing something here but I’ve been reading for days and simply cannot find enough answers to make this clear to me.

    As such, I installed a WPMS (directory based) setup, then installed BP and other tools on top of this to try and get a better sense of how things would work but still have a few mysteries.

    The site I need would be a stand alone site meaning that part of it would be a social site where users main tools are BP for example and other such things, similar to FB.

    However, I also want to give each user the ability to have their own blog as well which means that they could maintain their own blog as well as take part in the community aspects of the site.

    Maybe I’m misunderstanding what WPMS with BP gives me so figured I’d ask here.

    One other thing that has been perplexing me is trying to find information showing how a user could either set up their blog when registering or, be able to set up their blog later on if they have already become a registered user.
    I’ve found tons of information on hacking files but I don’t want to get into that. One would think that WPMS would not be so complicated when it comes to offering users some additional options when signing up to a multisite so I’m guessing I’m missing something.

    I hope I’ve explained all of this well enough but if not, happy to further explain.

    Thanks.

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  • Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
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    @mercime

    Maybe I’m misunderstanding what WPMS with BP gives me so figured I’d ask here.

    Create a Network, make sure that user and blog creation is enabled in network options and test that you can indeed create subsites. When all is in working order with your WPMS install, you can then install and activate BuddyPress.

    One other thing that has been perplexing me is trying to find information showing how a user could either set up their blog when registering or, be able to set up their blog later on if they have already become a registered user.

    If you allow user account and blog creation as I mentioned above, then the default registration will show fields for blog(subsite) creation. If you want your users to be able to create a blog only after registration, then you remove the blog creation test/fields in the register.php file. The Create a Blog link will show up in the Blogs Directory page for logged in users.

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    I think my question is not coming across as I want it to.

    First, I did do as you suggested when I built a test site. Even then, I didn’t see any option for users to create their own blog during or after account creation.

    Either way, my question is more along the lines of asking if both types of sites can co-exist as one single site.

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    Even then, I didn’t see any option for users to create their own blog during or after account creatio

    You need to create a Network or make the single site Multisite first -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network If you hit some snags during the process, please post at http://wordpress.org/support/forum/multisite for assistance.

    my question is more along the lines of asking if both types of sites can co-exist as one single site.

    For a single WP installed e.g. at example.com, you can only create one multisite installation by default where subsites/blogs are either set up in a subdirectory or subdomain structure.

    There are plugins to make each subsite into a network of its own and set up BP in each or some of the networks http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-multi-network/ or the premium Networks+ http://wpebooks.com/networks/ You should have at least a VPS or Dedicated server when you go this route.

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    @voopress

    I basically want a combination I guess.
    One where the main site is a social based one where users can interact etc, but then to have a method by which to give users their own personal blogs as well yet still be part of the main site.

    I built a site like that using joomla once. The main site was all social but each user could create their own blog independently as well.

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    One where the main site is a social based one where users can interact etc, but then to have a method by which to give users their own personal blogs as well yet still be part of the main site.

    @voopress That’s exactly what you’ll get in a single WP Multisite installation by default. Read the information on the page I linked to above. You do not need two multisite installations like you mentioned in first post above

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    I didn’t get the chance to yet, I was leaving my desk when I replied.

    BTW, I didn’t mean I want/need two sites, I meant I’m trying to learn if I can get this all under one roof.

    Kind of a hard question to formulate :)

    Avatar of voopress
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    @voopress

    Ok, I’m getting this now and have some new questions.

    1: How can I list all of the different blogs somewhere? Not necessarily most popular but all blogs in some form of list that people can look through.

    2: How can I make some of the plugins non network? There doesn’t seem to be any option for making network available or not?

    3: Same as above but for widgets.

    4: I see that users can access their blogs once logged in, however, the network administrator needs to set up blogs for users. Is there a way to allow users to create their own blogs after they have registered?

    5: BuddyPress – I installed BP from the network admin however, all of the plugins seem to be networked again? Is this so that blog owners can have the forums which are a part of BP or something else? I was wanting to make BP available only on the main site.

    PS: I realize some of these questions are WP so no requirement to respond on those and I can post them there. Just figured I’d ask :)

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    Wait now… maybe I should uninstall BP then re-install it on the top site, the single site which I’d like to have BP on? Then BP would be on that site, not networked yet still available to anyone who heads back to the main site?

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    @voopress

    I also notice that when someone who owns a blog logs in, they see the Dashboard option of the main site. They can’t access it but is there some way of disabling that?

    >You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    So I went ahead and disabled network based plugins, then reenabled them on the site that I want. It’s making sense now. You install features/functions using the network install then you either allow them as network to all blogs or you enable them only on the site that you want.

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    @voopress

    The only plugin that doesn’t seem to show up as an option on the main site is
    BuddyPress Moderation – Version 0.1.6

    I’ve installed it using the network admin but it won’t show up on the site I’d like to enable it on.

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    they see the Dashboard option of the main site … is there some way of disabling that?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-hide-dashboard/

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    voopress
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    @voopress

    Thank you for the Hide Dashboard link!

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    voopress
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    @voopress

    That doesn’t seem to hide the main site’s wp-admin login. Each time a user who owns a blog clicks on the main site item at the top left hand side, they are sent to the admin of the top site.

    >You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

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