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- This topic has 17 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 6 years, 8 months ago by Ken Clinkenbeard.
10/02/2013 at 12:02 pm #270505Steve JonesParticipant
Actually, I did this the other way around. I installed connections on a multisite and activated it one one of the sites, then I made it shared but it seems to work now08/31/2015 at 1:59 pm #345006Ken ClinkenbeardGuest
First, I find this plugin to be quite handy.
Second, I realize I am reviving a topic that will not die, but I keep reading tantalizing statements of success in using Connections in a multisite and sharing all directories in every individual site in which the plugin is activated. However, I am not seeing this. We have an existing set of directories in a single site of the multisite install (e.g., /staff) and I wanted to make those directories available to every site in the multisite so I can avoid having to leave one site to list its staff directory (e.g., I want to use http://thesite.org/accounting/staff/ rather than leaving the context of the accounting site to use http://thesite.org/staff/accounting/).
Things I have done so far:
1) I have added…
define('CN MULTISITE ENABLED', FALSE);
… to my wp-config.php file.
2) I have turned off the network activation of Connections and enabled it in several of the individual sites I wish to have share the same database.
However, I am still only seeing the directories (under Connections > Manage) in the /staff site.
What am I missing?
Ken08/31/2015 at 3:13 pm #345063
The constant is defined incorrectly. The name is
CN_MULTISITE_ENABLEDand defined like this:
define( 'CN_MULTISITE_ENABLED', FALSE );
Hope that helps, let me know.09/01/2015 at 9:09 am #345158Ken ClinkenbeardGuest
That will teach me to copy from Google’s sanitized search term. Thanks for your quick reply. Unfortunately, reality is not making it that simple. My wp-config.php was correct…
// Crossing fingers define('CN_MULTISITE_ENABLED', FALSE);
I checked again and there is still no joy regarding shared directories. :-(
Ken09/01/2015 at 11:41 am #345209
I’ll need a login so I can take a look at the sites.09/01/2015 at 4:11 pm #345245Ken ClinkenbeardGuestThis reply has been marked as private.09/02/2015 at 9:07 am #345300
Screen sharing would be an option if I can control the mouse… just so it is quicker to navigate.
Was your site a single site WordPress install converted to a multi site install? My guess is was a multi site install but I want to confirm.
The entries in Connections were added in the main site or a subsite? If they were added in a subsite it is possible even when switching Connections back to single site mode that the pre existing entries will not available to all sites. To check, login to phpMyAdmin or similar tool. You might have to drop any Connections tables that exists for the primary site and then rename the table from the original subsite to match the table names of the primary site. The renaming should be just the removal of the subsite table prefix. This can be dangerous stuff especially if you’re not experienced in making direct changes to the db so a db backup is highly recommended.09/02/2015 at 4:31 pm #345347Ken ClinkenbeardGuest
I am pretty sure this site started life as a multisite install. I inherited it last December. The current Connections data resides in a subsite with id=8 so, accordingly, all the tables are wp_8_connections…
I am going to backup the entire thing and then copy the wp_8_connections… tables to their counterparts in wp_connections…
We will see.
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