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New alternative to WordPress MU

Rosemead, CA
This is aimed at the more intermediate to expert WordPress users and I apologize if you're just starting out with WordPress. So if you are a beginner, please excuse this email.

If you're a WordPress junkie you probably have more than one site running it. And you know its a pain to have to upgrade each site everytime there's an update. There was a solution called WordPress MU (Multi User) but as far as I know they're branching it back to the parent WordPress project.

One of the members of my San Gabriel Valley WordPress Meetup (in L.A. county) has come out with a custom installer that will let you host multiple domains/URLs from one WP install. It will support a common base of themes and plugins for all your sites. It will also let you specify custom themes and plugins for certain sites.

Check it out here:­

If you're interested in installing it, fill out the form on the site with the priority code: EBWP­

The developer will contact you and walk you through the installation process.

Let me know if you test drive this and your experience.

Daniel M.
Oakland, CA
Post #: 1
This sounds like a good idea. I think I will wait for the product to get out of beta , though, before I dive into it.

I have always heard that WPMU was a difficult beast to manage but trying to diddle with it has crossed my mind once or twice. I have three blogs, currently, and the idea of putting them all under a single install is very attractive. The reiteration that WPMU is designed more specificly for multiple *users* as opposed to multiple *blogs* makes this setup sound very attractive.

There isn't much on the site describing the nature of the software, though i.e., is it like BuddyPress; a collection of plug-ins built on top of a standard install of, in this case, WP or is it something else entirely?
Sallie G.
Group Organizer
Oakley, CA
Post #: 16
Actually, WPMU is designed for multiple blogs rather than multiple users; the name has always been confusing. A regular WP install can have many users and blog authors, but all of them contribute to the same blog.

This product sounds interesting. I might even want to use it to convert the Asylum site entirely over to WP; right now there are two separate WP installs involved (three if you count, which is just a playground for themes and plugins). The only thing is, I haven't finished my other website overhaul yet!
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