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  • NemoTech
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    Here is the solution your searching for,
    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=139272

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  • Shelby
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    I doubt that plugin will be released any time soon. Perhaps years down the road. If you need multiple sites and single user database, you might want to look at another Forum Solution.

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  • cratercraver
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    nexialys, I agree that we shouldn't depend on charity, hence the wink in my preceding post.

    It's inefficient for people with the same wish-list to be devoting time/$ on isolated parallel efforts, developing the exact same feature. Pooling of minds, time, $, and other resources can be a powerful approach. That being said, if the feature is slated for inclusion in the next release of vBulletin, then I wouldn't bother pursuing it.

    A related pre-sales question I have is whether a single instance of vBulletin can even handle many domains. For example, to use round #'s, could one vBulletin instance power 100 domains (i.e., 100 licenses), if the discussions on each domain involved, say, 10 top-level forums, each with 10 subforums, and each of those with 10 sub-subforums? Let's suppose total traffic (across all discussios) is 1000 posts/day.

    I ask because even given access to the aforementioned plug-in, I am wondering whether it would be ultimately growth-limiting to run many (again, say, 100) domains off a single software copy.
    Last edited by cratercraver; Sun 13th May '07, 2:43pm.

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  • nexialys
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    Originally posted by cratercraver View Post
    Remember, "it's nice to share."

    I'm an optimist and like to think that "at this point" means that sharing might be imminent.
    what point i think will be important here as everything is commercial as some point is the amount of cash someone is ready to provide to make that work worth the sharing... and actually i see some zeros there...

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  • cratercraver
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    ...we do not share it at this point sorry.
    Remember, "it's nice to share."

    I'm an optimist and like to think that "at this point" means that sharing might be imminent.

    I see from many postings and threads regarding this issue that many, many folks are interested in this functionality. Perhaps those of us with an interest can pool ideas and outline a solution. Where there is a will, there is a way?

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  • Floris
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    Originally posted by Colin F View Post
    vBulletin doesn't support sharing users/data between instances currently. You'd have to use custom code to achieve that.
    Sharing cookies between domains won't work at all, due to browser security settings.

    I know Floris achieved something like this with a rather small plugin though, which (except for cookie handling) does more or less what you want. You might want to contact him on http://www.vbulletin-fans.com/ and see if he's willing to share the code.
    We made the plugin specifically for our multi-site network, but we do not share it at this point sorry. The cookie handling is due to browser security not allowing to write cookies for multiple sites from one site. You can however simply use the same login on each site. Once logged in it will behave as usual.

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  • cratercraver
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    Originally posted by Shelby View Post
    Any updates on this, whether it might be something planned for the future?
    Ditto that question. I have a significant interest in the same.

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  • Shelby
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    Any updates on this, whether it might be something planned for the future?

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  • Colin F
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    - All of the forums should share the same member database. When a visitor signs up with one site, their username, avatar, signature and other profile information should work site wide.
    - Cookie handling should be network wide. Switching from one forum domain to another should not require a user login again.
    - Forum/Subforum/Thread/Post URLs should be domain specific dependant on current domain. If someone switches from forum1.com to something on forum2.com, the URLs should not still read Forum1.com/whatever
    - Certain forums (ex: a general chat forum) should be caple of being displayed across multiple forums so someones post on forum1.com/generalchat will also show up in forum2.com/generalchat (and vise versa)
    vBulletin doesn't support sharing users/data between instances currently. You'd have to use custom code to achieve that.
    Sharing cookies between domains won't work at all, due to browser security settings.

    I know Floris achieved something like this with a rather small plugin though, which (except for cookie handling) does more or less what you want. You might want to contact him on http://www.vbulletin-fans.com/ and see if he's willing to share the code.

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  • jkneeshaw
    started a topic Multiple Domains using the same member database?

    Multiple Domains using the same member database?

    What I'm trying to do:
    I have several good forum domain names that all share a common theme. I would like to network all of these sites together so members and visitors can browse seemlessly when moving from one forum to another.

    Requirements:
    - All of the forums should share the same member database. When a visitor signs up with one site, their username, avatar, signature and other profile information should work site wide.
    - Cookie handling should be network wide. Switching from one forum domain to another should not require a user login again.
    - Forum/Subforum/Thread/Post URLs should be domain specific dependant on current domain. If someone switches from forum1.com to something on forum2.com, the URLs should not still read Forum1.com/whatever
    - Certain forums (ex: a general chat forum) should be caple of being displayed across multiple forums so someones post on forum1.com/generalchat will also show up in forum2.com/generalchat (and vise versa)

    Wish List:
    - Ideally we would be able to find a way to do this on a single instalation of vB. We do understand we may need to buy multiple vB licenses to operate on multiple domains legally, but the thought of having to upgrade, modify, and maintain 8+ forums indivdually isn't to pleasing.
    - Ideally this solution should be easy enough to upgrade to work with future versions of vB. We would rather not be stuck with a solution that exploits a bug in the vB code and be stuck with having to decide whether or not to upgrade and break the functionality or our forums, or leave potential security holes open.

    Network Structure example:
    Domain 1
    --Forum 1
    ----Sub-forum 1 (used for multiple domains/forums)
    ------Sub-forum 2 (used for multiple domains/forums)
    ------Sub-forum 3 (used for multiple domains/forums)
    ----Sub-forum 4
    ------Sub-forum 5
    ------Sub-forum 6
    ----Sub-forum 7
    ------Sub-forum 8
    ------Sub-forum 9

    Domain 2
    --Forum 2
    ----Sub-forum 1 (used for multiple domains/forums)
    ------Sub-forum 2 (used for multiple domains/forums)
    ------Sub-forum 3 (used for multiple domains/forums)
    ----Sub-forum 10
    ------Sub-forum 11
    ------Sub-forum 12
    ----Sub-forum 13
    ------Sub-forum 14
    ------Sub-forum 15

    Domain 3
    --Forum 3
    ...etc...

    The Question:
    Is vB capable of doing the above? If so, what would be the best solution to accomplish all of this?

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