[wp-hackers] P2 in a subfolder
david at ernsts.us
Thu Sep 12 11:47:59 UTC 2013
Seems simple enough, thank you for the suggestion, Shea! Are there also
straightforward strategies to reuse certain theme aspects, e.g. header and
On Thursday, September 12, 2013, Shea Bunge wrote:
> You should make your P2-powered area a separate WordPress install. Then,
> you can set the CUSTOM_USER_TABLE and CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE constants in
> wp-config.php. See
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Custom_User_and_Usermeta_Tablesfor more details.
> > Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:44:30 -0400
> > Subject: [wp-hackers] P2 in a subfolder
> > Short question:
> > What's the smartest way to configure a P2 child-theme to a subfolder of
> > root (TwentyTwelve-based) WordPress install? This new subfolder would
> > need its own wp_posts table but use the same wp_users.
> > The details:
> > The current set up uses a child-theme of TwentyTwelve. There's a static
> > homepage and most of the site is organized around Pages. So
> > foo.com/bananais the permalink for the Page 'Banana'. There are about
> > 40 or so Pages at
> > the moment.
> > And foo.com/blog is the current Blog Index, so the Post 'Pineapple'
> > at foo.com/blog/pineapple . There are only a few posts right now, and
> > admins can post.
> > WooCommerce is also installed, using the /shop/ subfolder. It treats
> > eCommerce orders as a custom post type.
> > Then there's another custom post type 'fish' with some
> > elaborate accompanying wp_postmeta that's rendered and semi-editable on
> > foo.com/fishtank, using a htaccess rewrite + custom Action URL. Each
> > can only see the fish-type posts they created.
> > Now what I'd like to do is create a discussion space at foo.com/talk/.
> > Unlike the current blog index, all users (& maybe guests? Haven't decided
> > yet) should be able to post here. The objective is for this to have a
> > real-time chat room feel, but like a forum also allow for longer
> > posts, keep an archive, and provide links to individual threads. Matt's
> > post "How P2 Changed Automattic" <
> > http://ma.tt/2009/05/how-p2-changed-automattic/> inspired me to think P2
> > could work well.
> > Because this may generate tons of content, and the current wp_posts is
> > already pretty busy, I'd rather give it its own wp_posts table, if
> > Is this an unnecessary concern and over-complicating things? I'd still
> > to use the current wp_users table.
> > Does this setup make sense? Has it been done before? Am I being crazy? Is
> > there documentation for these sort of scenarios? Would it be much simpler
> > to use a fresh install of WordPress in a subfolder? Is there a sane way
> > share wp_users between these two spaces?
> > I'd appreciate any thoughts, concerns, and suggestions :-)
> > Much thanks,
> > David
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