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08/16/2013 at 11:40 am #26739208/16/2013 at 2:46 pm #267409
First, I have to say, I’m not even certain it’s possible to have a link made when the user and the entry are not within the same site. So that very well could be the issue. I would need a super admin temp account and a regular user account so I could take a closer look. You can post the details here, just check the private reply box before submitting.
Now, it sounds like you setup Connections on your multisite to run in single site mode. Basically this mean Connections will use the same database across all subsites in which Connections is activated. I’m guessing this was done as part of the “previously raised with the multi-site usage” you mentioned??? What issue would that be? Could you give any info and background related to that?
One last question, on the subsite where you tried loggin in as a user, did you setup the role permissions on the subsite too? Setting it on the main site will not affect the subsite. That is by WordPress design in regards to roles and their capabilities.
Honestly, I’m not sure where to start… so please bear with me…
You have a multisite setup; Connections can be setup to run either in multisite mode or single site mode on multisite. Which do you want? To help you decide, here’s the difference.
multisite mode is the default when on a multisite WordPress. You activate Connections on each subsite where you want to run Connections. Do not activate network wide; doesn’t work. Each subsite will then have its own database of entries in Connections isolated from the other subsites.
single site mode in multisite is; you activate Connections the primary site and on each subsite where you want to run Connections. Do not activate network wide; doesn’t work. Each subsite where Connections is activated will use the entries entered on the primary site.
If I were to guess, you want single site mode on multisite. If that is the case you need to add the following to your wp-config.php file:
define( 'CN_MULTISITE_ENABLED', FALSE );
Now, this, just might, break the images. That really depends on how your multisite is setup. The fix would to move the entire
connection_imagesfolder to the correct
wp-contentfolder. You can determine that by looking at the value for the
CN_IMAGE_PATHon the System widget on the Connections : Settings admin page on the primary site.
Hopefully you head is not spinning…
Now, what I honestly do not know is if Connections is in single site mode on multisite WP, will the entries be linked to users on a subsite when they log in on the subsite.
What I do know, when Connections is in multisite mode on multisite WP, when the user logs in primary site where you have Connections activated, it will link the user. However, if the same user logs into a subsite, first, when they have accounts in both the primary and subsite, they will not be linked. And that makes sense because there is not actually an entry to link to in the subsite because it only exists in the primary site. This makes sense because each subsite would have its own Connections db and it would search the subsite db and not the primary or any other subsite for a link.
Does this make sense?08/27/2013 at 12:26 pm #268131Lesley BeagleyParticipant
Hi Steven. Sorry for delay in replying.. I dont seem to get an email to notify me there is an update plus we had a bank holiday her in the UK.
So… actually I think I would like multisite mode on the multisite WordPress set up… but you say “You activate Connections on each subsite where you want to run Connections. Do not activate network wide; doesn’t work.” … I don’t see how I can activate the plugin EXCEPT network wide? I am afraid I am one of those scary people who knows enough to start messing with stuff but not enough to handle it when it gets too technical! ;-) I suspect some of what you are suggesting has to be done via FTP rather than inside Word Press admin?
If you can treat me gently and tell me EXACTLY what to do…..08/27/2013 at 4:12 pm #268151
Here’s a link how to activate a plugin network wide, basically, do the opposite to deactivate. Just make sure you’re logged in as the Super Admin.
Now, from the My Site adminbar menu, go to each subsite’s DashBoard and then activate Connections from the subsites Plugins admin page.
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