Multisite Verses Multinetwork For This Config?

Hi,

I am looking for advice please if possible.

I have a dot com domain name and initially I was just going to go for using multisite

However because my target audience is worldwide, I am trying to think of the best way to proceed now and partition the project

If I wanted to partition my customers in the following way - can this be achieved easily with just multisite?

domainname.com/UK/ proclubs/ containing subsites of various leages and clubs based in the UK.

domainname.com/UK/non pro events/ subsites for organisations with various events and social fitness classes based in the UK.

domainname.com/US/ with various leages and clubs based in the United States

domainname.com/Europe/ etc

domainname.com/restoftheworld/ etc

Each club or league subsite would run the sportspresspro plugin

Each organisation might run more of a simple calendar list of events and classes

Potentially someone might want to run a league which could consist of either a club subsite or the whole leage as a subsite.

I want the main dotcom domain to act as the hub which all visitors and site members hit and then drill down to their country>>>leagues>>>club subsite etc

How would your Global site search and blogs directory work in this hierarchy?

Would they work at the top level or would they only work per multi network?

If the answer to my last question is only per multi network - is there another plugin that can help network and link multinetworks together from a central domain?

Thanks in advance

  • Jude
    • DEV MAN

    Hi there Ian Henry

    Hope all is well with you !

    I want the main dotcom domain to act as the hub which all visitors and site members hit and then drill down to their country>>>leagues>>>club subsite etc

    How would your Global site search and blogs directory work in this hierarchy?

    I'd advise that you stick to a standard Multisite for this kind of setup. You should be able to nest subdomains more than one level deep with a techinique like this

    https://paulund.co.uk/wordpress-multisite-nested-paths

    Both Global site search and Blogs directory are not guaranteed to work on a multi network setup so are many of the common plugins out there. Plugin authors take for granted that its a multisite and use functions that dont work on Multi Network

    Cheers
    Jude

  • Ian Henry
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Hi,

    Thanks for that.

    What I am now confused about is if someone wanted to create a site in domainname.com/uk/proleague/

    How is this achieved when they hit the main hub site, click create new site link and end up here domainname.com/pro-site/?action=new_blog

    Thanks again

    • Jude
      • DEV MAN

      Hi again Ian

      What I am now confused about is if someone wanted to create a site in domainname.com/uk/proleague/

      How is this achieved when they hit the main hub site, click create new site link and end up here domainname.com/pro-site/?action=new_blog

      This unfortunately will not be possible with Pro Sites + The subfolder hack I shared earlier.

      It looks like it will do everything I need as mentioned above unless I am missing something?

      https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/site-categories/

      Also Site Cats will be a great fit for this project, although Im not sure if it will do everything out of the box given the limited visibility I have on the final design / specs

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