[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4732: BuddyPress MU

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Sat Feb 23 16:27:09 UTC 2013

#4732: BuddyPress MU
 Reporter:  sooskriszta               |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement               |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                    |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Core                      |     Version:  1.6
 Severity:  normal                    |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion dev-feedback  |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * milestone:  Awaiting Review => Future Release


 > However, this is one of those functions, for which one finds it very
 difficult to trust plugins. It is a "mission critical" application, so to
 say. If a plugin is abandoned, or breaks on updates, it brings down the
 whole site from ground up.

 We have to make decisions about what goes into BuddyPress core based not
 only on what some people think (rightly or wrongly) is "mission critical",
 but also on what will have the broadest impact. BP MU is a neat idea, but
 it almost surely would only be used by a very small percentage of BP

 That said, over the last few versions, some key BP functionality (such as
 `bp_get_user_meta()`) has been abstracted in such a way that it would be
 easy to do a true BPMU (as opposed to multi-network) with a plugin.
 There's nothing wrong with the current multi-network solutions, but
 they're not user-friendly, and they introduce a little more overhead than
 one might like.

 I'm putting this into Future Release because I think it's worth having a
 continuing conversation about the further steps that BP has to take to be
 easily converted to multisite-mode (even if we never expose it in the UI).

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4732#comment:5>
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