Installing 2 theme that use WooCommerce in 1 multisite installation

I have installed a multisite install of WordPress and I have 2 themes (Avada and WPMLS [not WMPL] ) which both use WooCommerce and LayerSlider and Revolution Slider (some of the same plugins).

My questions is:

If I install both themes (which are using some of the same plugins), wouldn’t that create a conflict when other subsites wan to use the same components? Also, in the Network Admin Panel, the menu already display WooCommerce when the first theme (Avada) is installed, but wouldn’t the second theme (WPMLS) override somehow the settings already establish by the first theme?

What I am trying to accomplish is to use Avada as the main site as it is aesthetically nice looking, and use WMPLS to create another separate subsite (subdomain) that behaves as another independent site (to handle course registration as this theme does a great job with this funtionality). In short, I am trying to use both themes under one domain i.e. and have online courses offered in the subsite as

Please let me know if installing both themes like that will create conflicts or what’s the best practice for the aforementioned situation.

Thanks. Hoping for a quick reply.

German Cadena

  • Wharrf
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    there aren’t any issues. the beauty of WordPress multi site is how the sub domains are isolated from each other.

    basically the main core files for the plugins are shared, but the settings in each sub domain is maintained separately allowing you to basically have two completely different sites while using similar code bases.

    a lousy analogue would be like a bank. You and I (two separate people aka subdomains) share the same bank (plugins and themes) but maintain different accounts (settings). what I do doesn’t affect you, but we still share the same infrastructure

  • Patrick
    • Support Monkey

    Hi there @german Cadena

    Welcome to WPMU DEV, glad to have you aboard!

    The analogy by @Buooy is spot on.

    Also, the WooCommerce plugin is not included in the Avada theme. But theme does have built-in support for Woo features.

    So if you already have WooCommerce active on your network, network settings would likely be available for it.

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