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Nominata says

Hey,

I am working on a new project where I am having subdomains as seperate sites, the project is about events in different parts of the country, so it goes the townname.domain.com

Now what I want on domain.com is something simular to http://tutsplus.com/, they have a feed pulling through data from each blog, i want this to pull through the latest 5 events from each area.

Does anyone know if there is a tut or if someone can help that would be great.

I am thinking what the best strategy would be to display all the events on thr main domain.com, I looked at tutsplus and that seems like the best option but if anyone has any suggestion feel free :)

Cheers Chris

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osigrandi says

This shouldn’t be that difficult in theory…not sure how they do it on tutsplus, but assuming the other sites have rss feeds available, it would be relatively easy to pull the latest n entries from each feed, cache them and display them on the website.

All you’d need is php5 in order to use the SimpleXML API which comes bundled with it.

So if you want to do it by yourself instead of hiring someone, start reading some tutorials on how to parse/write xml with SimpleXML and of course, file operations in general.

Begin here:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/book.simplexml.php

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Nominata says

Hey octofine,

Thanks for that, yes I will have RSS as they are all wordpress websites on each subdomain, saying that about RSS I will look into how to pull a RSS feed through that could be a solution.

It would be good to know how tutsplus did it though.

What do you guys think, a homepage for a network like tutsplus ? or a big drop down list where the user can select thier area? or a grid view of logos that represent each area?

Would like to here suggestions, thanks again for the link

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fuelthemes says

You can achieve that with wordpress. You just need wildcard for subdomains. Try searching on google.

Then you can buy the community theme I released: http://themeforest.net/item/hotio-premium-community-theme/54859 :)

It has onsite registration, login, control panel, stylish avatars next to posts and much more :)

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Nominata says
You can achieve that with wordpress. You just need wildcard for subdomains. Try searching on google.

I dont really get what you was sayin there?

Sounds like you was just trying to sell me your theme??

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fuelthemes says

No, thats an actual solution for what you are looking for.

Using wildcard domains you can make the wordpress categories behave like subdomains.

categories will be category1.domain.com, category2.domain.com, vs…

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Nominata says

Yes like Wordpress MU, I think at this stage I want to keep each subdomain seperate to all the others, thats why I have done it the way I have.

What I actually want to know is how I can pull data from various wordpress blogs, into a central homepage on a different domain.

Cheers Chris

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fuelthemes says

With wildcard subdomains, you wont have that problem. Its the easiest solution.

You will have the index page that displays the listing of posts the usual way. Then when you click on a post, it will go to category1.domain.com/post100.html . You can set different templates for different categories making each subdomain behave like different sites. And since the user and post database is central, there wont be any problems with user comments, registration vs

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nashh says
With wildcard subdomains, you wont have that problem. Its the easiest solution. You will have the index page that displays the listing of posts the usual way. Then when you click on a post, it will go to category1.domain.com/post100.html . You can set different templates for different categories making each subdomain behave like different sites. And since the user and post database is central, there wont be any problems with user comments, registration vs

turk, do you have any sites with tutorials to this type of setup. I am thinking about implementing for the same type of project as nominata.

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fuelthemes says

I had an entertainment blog with this type of setup, but its offline now.

Try searching for wildcard subdomains httpd.conf

You edit the httpd.conf file to make this work, so its better to have a dedicated server.

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