View Full Version : Multiple Pixelpost setup
03-22-2007, 08:43 AM
Would love to setup pixelpost for few users at our website on a subdomain
Is there any way I can setup pixelpost on subdomain automatically for every new user who like to put up a photo blog on our website using pixel post
It will be kind of giving photoblog feature to some of the users on our website
03-22-2007, 09:08 AM
you can setup for unlimited pixelpost. just install pixelpost in different folders, and when you install it, remember to use different "$pixelpost_db_prefix" in pixelpost.php.
03-23-2007, 08:17 AM
setup pixelpost on subdomain automatically
automatically--.. if you want to do this... I am not sure if this is a good idea... it would mean that the users will go through the whole setup-process
I would try to think into that direction:
they express their whish to have a photoblog
you have some pixelposts pre-installed with different table-prefixes, in different directories
when a user registers you assign him to one of these directories with pre-installed PP
but I think for your idea something like "Gallery" which comes with user-features will be more useful, with PP you will have a lot of work if let's say 100 users a day demand a photoblog ;=)
but it is possible...
user defines the name of his directory - this will be the prefix of the tables - a sql to create these tables will be started - a process will generate the pixelpost.php with the login-data - all necessary files will be copied into that directory - User gets a info-page which will show him the login-data and/or the data will be mailed to him
it will work, but it's work ;=) to program and test this process
This post is really old, but has anyone found a seamless way of doing this? I've been searching through past posts, and this one seems to be closest to what I'm looking for. I would like an automated way for users to create their own photo blog on a sub domain.
Anyone know of a plug in that enables this, or a way to do it?
10-13-2007, 10:55 PM
There is no "automated" way of doing this. Jdleung's answer is the correct one.
Is there a specific reason you need the setup process fully automated?
Well, I've had friends want to setup a photo blog under my domain, and it's been fun having several people on the same site. Lately there have been several people (friends of friends, etc.) that want to have their own blog on the site. If this type of process was integrated into PixelPost, or automated via a plug-in, it would make it much easier to maintain and grow such as site. I think it would ad value - we could have, sort of, PixelPost community sites.
10-14-2007, 03:37 AM
Well, i can tell you that the next version of pixelpost will include an updated installer that is capable of creating config files on the fly but you would have to modify it to accept multiple installs on the same server.
For now though, there are no available options thats are "automated" per say.
All you need is to:
1) copy fresh install into the dir called "source"
2) for each instance copy files from "source" dir to destination location
3) setup new destination/includes/pixelpost.php file
Its quite easy to do (and to automate) even without any special addons (if you have root/admin access to the server) with one small Perl script.
IMHO there is other problem - creating users and DBs for MySQL server to seperate access for each user. Here you have to add MySQL server access on console or SQL level with DB admin user.
PS Each company which wanted to automate this process with Pixelpost didnt have any problem and didnt ask us for such solution. IMHO it looks like you are giving hosting service so if you are hoster then you should do it on own hand (especially when it isnt free service).
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