Questions tagged [multi-site-manager]

Multi Site Manager (MSM) allows you to run multiple separate ExpressionEngine sites from the same install, with a shared member database.

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Can't login to CP after logging out

Having an issue logging back into the control panel after having been logged out. When attempting to login, I am returned to the login screen with no error messages or other notices. The only way I am ...
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MSM Bootstrapping

I've just added a secondary site to my Git-bootstrapped EE-site. I've added new upload destinations and I've added them to my file-uploads array in my config.php. My file-uploads array looks like this ...
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Development: how to know current site selected in Control Panel

I'm developing a custom extension that should work also in Control Panel. In an EE MSM environment I need to know which site is selected (site_id). Is there any variabile? I can't find anything in EE ...
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ExpressionEngine addon script conflicts in MSM sites

What is the best way to manage the ExpressionEngine themes folder with an MSM setup which includes multiple domains? Currently, I am copying/mirroring the themes folder across all site folders ...
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Preferred method for site-specific content in MSM "child" sites?

I'm building a set of sites with MSM and intend to use a "parent" site for the organization to publish most of the common content that will be used for each of the "child" sites. Think of a restaurant ...
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MSM & FIle Upload Config Hook

When running MSM add-on, how can I manage the file upload folders etc, via a config.php file? Ideally I would want to use a hook to do it, but it doesn't seem to work. Normally I would do this: $...
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CE Image configuration for MSM

have an MSM site that I’ve just moved from test to production and we’re white screening on the front-end. I suspected CE Image straight off - commented out my tags and sure enough, the site loaded ...
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can I get individual MSM control panels to each use different colour theme?

I have two sites running on MSM at the moment, however it seems that sometimes the editors and authors get confused about which site they are currently on, is it possible to get each site control ...
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Alternative to MSM?

We're running several big sites on a MSM install, but we're finding it's becoming increasingly difficult to upgrade one site without breaking another. It's just become a tangled mess actually and we'...
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Multiple MSM administrators

I've a MSM site and I want to create multiple administrator accounts. Example Admin1 => subdomain1.msmsite.com Admin2 => subdomain2.msmsite.com But the back-end/CP panel is located on subdomain1....
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SSL misdirected with MSM

I'm running into an issue trying to use SSL for a registration form on an MSM set-up. When viewing pages via https on SITE A, the EE globals/paths are getting set incorrectly to SITE B instead of ...
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Multi-site Cache Breaking

I was wondering if anyone has been able to attempt Multi-site cache breaking with Ce_cache? And what did you do to achieve this? I am trying to stay away from PHP to achieve this, and having someone ...
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MSM and Custom Bootstrap Config

I'm running on my own "multi environment config" bootstrap file (https://github.com/madebymayo/ExpressionEngine-Environment-Config), but i've never used it with a site running on MSM (Multi Site ...
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Multi-Site Manager / Matrix / Image not appearing

I'm assisting a colleague and for the life of me I can't understand what's happening. SCENARIO -Multi-site (full site and mobile version) -Attempting to share "company information" social icons from ...
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Running subsections of a site through subdomains

Is it possible to run a subsection of a site, a blog for instance, from a subdomain (i.e. blog.mysite.com) and manage it from the same EE Control Panel without the use of MSM?
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Are there alternatives to MSM for running multiple sites / sharing channels & templates across sites

Are there other options for EE MSM? I'd like to use MSM, but the licensing restrictions that EE places on it won't allow me to do it. For example, I wanted to develop real estate agent website and ...
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Can't log in to CP after installing Multiple Site Manager, can't switch sites

ExpressionEngine v2.5.2 Multiple Site Manager 2.1.4 I installed MSM 2.1.4 in an existing running version of EE 2.5.2. It seemed to be installed OK, I was able to create a new site, but before I had ...
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htaccess, https, MSM, and Expresso Store

I'm running EE multi-site manager (MSM). My default site's domain (say, www.default.com) is where the /themes folder is housed. So, for my second site (say, www.site-two.com), all of the EE and third-...
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Suggestions when MSM is not an option?

I'm in the process of developing 6 sites for a company for their membership associations. While I started with the idea that I would be using MSM (which I wasn't crazy about) to help manage everything,...
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Low variable as channel entry_id parameter across MSM sites

I'm trying to access the entry_id of an entry (one only) selected with Low Variables, to use as a parameter in a channel entries tag. The entries are stored in site A. The template is in site B. ...
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Freeform and MSM

I'm using EE 2.7.2 with Freeform 4.1.3 and Multiple Site Manager. Works fine on the main site bit not on the second site. After completing the form takes me to mydomain.com/?ACT=35 and no submission ...
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Cartthrob MSM site adding products from site 1 in site 2 = £0.00

This one is causing me a headache and I am pulling my hair out! Anyone done this before? I have MSM set up and want to keep site 1 managing all the products. I am then using categories to only show ...
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How can I get a site running under MSM (not the 'default_site') to recognise that I'm logged in?

I have a Multi Site Manager set up running 6 sites from a single EE installation. I am trying to troubleshoot a problem on one of the sites and have turned on template debugging but it doesn't get ...
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Assets and MSM won't upload/display

I have sites A and B Each site has it's own uploads directory, and I have the upload preferences set dynamically: $config['upload_preferences'] = array( 1 => array( ...
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Making a select-type custom profile field actually *required*

I am running a pair of sites using MSM and although I have a separate registration form for each site (i.e. different template, different URL), there is no way of actually linking a newly registered ...
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Displaying categories across sites with Multi Site manager

I have a Multi Site Manager installation with Sites A and B set up. Site A contains a channel, "Foo" which has a number of category groups assigned to it. On Site A, I can easily show a list of ...
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What is the difference between Expression Engine 2 and 3? Why should I upgrade all of my sites?

I have 5 websites that are all running on Expression Engine 2.5 - what, in simple dot point form has changed about ExpressionEngine in version 3. Whats been added, removed and updated? Would it ...
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Is there a maximum number of sites you can run off MSM?

I currently have MSM running 8 sites. Last week I had to create a new site and I experienced a whole host of issues, from addons not working as expected to show stopping database errors. It took 4 ...
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Multi site - Licensing query?

Looking to build multiple sites with EE. How many licenses would have to be purchased as require integration with Expresso Ecommerce. Do I have to get 3 separate licenses or just 1 license and run ...
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low seg2cat on MSM site segment_x_cat not working

Just upgraded a site from EE 2.5 something to 2.7.2 it is running MSM all the subsites pull content from the main site. Each subsite has no content or categories of its own. (This is the way I ...
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MSM Control Panel

I have 2 sites setup using MSM, but I am having a slight issue with the second sites control panel theme. My current setup is as follows: site1 List item index.php admin.php system etc ...
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ed_imageresizer not working with second site in Multisite Manager

I am using ExpressionEngine 2.5.2 and I'm having trouble getting my ed_imageresizer to work on my second site, setup through Multisite Manager. ed_imageresizer is installed and working on my primary ...
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Sharing content between sites with MSM and Structure

I have a MSM installation that will be powering 3 different sites. One site is essentially a small stand-alone brochure site and is running fine. The other two are Site A - default site w/ most of ...
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MSM - Template on site 1 and I want different url on site 2 to goto that template

I need help with Multi Site Manager - running on EE2: All templates are on on Site 1. So for example one template is "promotions/index" -> showing as "/promotions" naturally. On Site 2 I want the ...
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Mulit Site Mananager for development sites

Is is possible to make use of EE MSM for development sites? So one site in the installation would be the live site, and the other the development site.
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MSM & channel entries

First time user of MSM here. I'm building 3 sites that all have the same channels. In some cases, I want only the default site to make channel entries, but want all 3 sites to have access to those ...
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Share upload locations MSM

Is there a way to share upload locations between MSM sites, or to sync the dirs for both sites? If not, is there another module that can do this?
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Issue with Assets on Client end only

My client is experiencing a really weird issue. When they are publishing or editing an entry with an Assets custom field it displays only a white box. They experience this issue in both their ...
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Moving content to new installation

Looking to clean up an EE-installation used for playing etc for some years now, and move relevant content (channels) into a complete new installation. Any thoughts on tools or methods for doing this? ...
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Assets + MSM won't display/upload files on custom sites: Update Indexes not working

I've browsed through quite a few similar questions, but many of these seem to have gone unanswered. I have some new input that might help. Situation I'm running EE2.5.5, Assets 2.05, and Multiple ...
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Using MSM & solspace user - members with same email address needed

i currently have several MSM sites in our EE install, our member database is synched (one way to us) with a partner with many thousands of members, which get access to one of our MSM sites, and are ...
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best setup for a 1M entries EE site?

I have a EE site that has 62k entries. It's a directory site using open data sets. We are expanding to more countries and we expect at least 500k entries to be added in the next year and 400k plus on ...
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How do I create new image upload destination via config bootstrap file?

I am running expression engine on MSM at the moment. I have got the deployment and ebvironments working properly, my only issues is that there are literally about 30 different file upload paths all ...
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Multi Site Manager gives 404 when using Sub Folder

We have setup Multisite Manager but we are not using sub-domains, we want them in sub-folders. The EE instructions do not reference this setup, only domains and sub-domains. Its not working for us, ...
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Playa 4.4.3 no longer relating to other site

I upgraded to 4.4.3 from 4.3.3. EE 2.5.5 I have an MSM install where I am relating the content of 1 field on one site to the content of another field on another site. 4.3.3 works great. Upgrade to 4....
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How to migrate an existing site into an MSM install?

I have inherited a client project that involves a number of EE installs (6 in all, though some are MSMs themselves, so total number of sites is ~10) which I would like to merge into a single MSM ...
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Incorrect MSM system folder path?

I have recently purchased MSM but am having trouble getting it to work. I have followed the docs to a tee but have had no luck. I have completed the following: Installed and activated the add-on ...
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MSM Upgrade from EE 2x to EE 3.5.16, now can only see primary site

I upgraded from EE 2x, to EE 3.5.16. I can see my primary site fine, but the other sites (both index.php and admin.php) say: Your system folder path does not appear to be set correctly. Please open ...
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Cannot pull an image in from one site’s entry into another sites template?

I have a template in Site B pulling in data from a channel entries tag pulling in entries from Site A which works fine. I now need to display the image from the entry in Site A in the Site B template ...
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EE 2.8.1 & MSM Issue

Just upgraded a site from 2.5.5 to 2.8.1 with the plans of adding MSM once 2.8.1 was installed. I successfully upgraded to 2.8.1 and when I go to turn on MSM it kicks me out of the CP with the ...

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