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Multi Site Features

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by shri, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. shri

    shri Member


    (Forget about the licensing, it is assumed that if such a feature were available you'd pay for every subdomain / domain the software will be used on.)

    Does XenForo support multi-domain / multi-site configurations? It is important for us to figure out if it would be possible to run dozens of sub / domains and have a common set of users and admin and user functions (i.e. bans, private messages, profiles, friends, single signon etc etc).

    Just curious to see if this aspect has been addressed in the designs.

    (Being probably one of the first 10-20 paying customers of vB ... I'd switch over in a heart beat if xen supported this and migrations from vb4)
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  2. shri

    shri Member

    About a year and a half later, we're looking at upgrading our current platform.

    Has anyone had any success with XenForo on a multi-domain / multi-license / multi-forum setup?
  3. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

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  4. shri

    shri Member

    Thanks will take a look and post some of my requirements there.
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This may be a start:


    With a different style for each parked domain it is possible to edit the styles to hide certain content. For example, use CSS to set "display: none;" for certain categories. This is all done "superficially" within the style system. It's not a strict separation of domains, but it can be made to look like it using style customizations and then assigning styles to different domains.

    If you are using subdomains then it is possible to share login cookies by adding this to your library/config.php file:

    $config['cookie'] = array(
    	'prefix' => 'xf_',
    	'path' => '/',
    	'domain' => '.yoursite.com'
    That will cause your forum cookies to be in scope for all subdomains.

    And as you noted... this will likely require multiple licenses.
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  6. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Single signon is getting close... When the developer releases it to others, I do not know.
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  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I would note that what I posted is for partitioning a single installation to function like multiple installations. I think Anthony is talking about integrating multiple installations.
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  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I have two xenforo licenses, one of which, I'm not really using it's xenforo installation.


    I have a question about how to set this up in your thread. Glad I saw your post in here.

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