Multi Site Features



(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)


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?

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:

Rich (BB code):
$config['cookie'] = array(
	'prefix' => 'xf_',
	'path' => '/',
	'domain' => ''
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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