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What is the difference between Expression Engine 2 and 3? Why should I upgrade all of my sites?

I'll attempt to keep this answer opinion free! Your first stop should be the EE3 changelog, and also catching up on the EllisLab blog over the past 6 months. But you'll also need to look at the EE2 ...
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Suggestions when MSM is not an option?

We've done this before using categories and it's worked well for our client and for maintainability. We set it up all the domains to point to the same docroot (therefore the same EE installation). We ...
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MSM - Template on site 1 and I want different url on site 2 to goto that template

Per the docs: https://docs.expressionengine.com/latest/msm/code.html#embedding-templates-from-another-site Just embed the template and pass the variables. '{embed="site_short_name:template_group/...
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Mulit Site Mananager for development sites

It is possible but not recommended. As you know MSM site share same database, same tables only differ by site id. Now if you use same database for development site and do something strange and it ...
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Does Multisite Manager work the same with sub-directories, or is it better to use sub-domains?

Well, both things are fine in the terms of MSM. You can create sub-domain as well as sub-directory also. Just you need to take care is, about path settings at the time of setting MSM website. And if ...
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Does Multisite Manager work the same with sub-directories, or is it better to use sub-domains?

I've done both. The only thing you'll have to consider it making sure your cookie domains are set correctly, depending on if it's a site2.domain.com or domain.com/site2. Otherwise, the MSM sites will ...
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EE MSM CE Image path incorrect

I'm the author of CE Image and looked into troubleshooting this with Jon. We figured out that he had the correct config settings, but that index.php config settings were moved too far down in the ...
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MSM Will only load sub-site homepage, everything else 404's?

You are not directing sub-site requests to your mymainsite.com/sub-site/index.php file, so a URI like this: mymainsite.com/sub-site/page is being rendered by your main mymainsite.com/index.php file, ...
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Freeform MSM sites - no submissions received

In your Freeform preferences in the EE control panel, you need to have the "Show data from all sites" preference enabled if you wish to use forms, fields and notifications across all MSM sites. :)
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MSM Upgrade from EE 2x to EE 3.5.16, now can only see primary site

The solution was to use the following: setfacl -R -m u:site2-user:rwX /var/www/vhosts/site1.com/
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WYVERN not showing images due to relative paths (Multi Site Manager, EE2.11.7)

Here's a trick: This allows the CMS to serve files over SSL or non-SSL, depending on whatever protocol is in use.
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Upgrade to EE3 breaks MSM

Yes, you do need to upgrade the MSM site licenses. The updates are $99 USD each. https://expressionengine.com/blog/expressionengine-3-pricing-and-upgrades
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MSM Server Path Problems after upgrade to EE3

Turns out in this case that it was server settings that were preventing the communication between sites. It required: Mod_ruid was disabled suPHP enabled FileProtect in Home »Server Configuration »...
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Unable to change site multisite EE3

In your backend, under Settings > Security & Privacy choose CP session type to Session ID Only
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A Link to Edit a Specific Site

I can think of two possible approaches: I assume you're administering all sites through a single shared control panel? If so, you could consider switching to using per-site control panels - all it ...
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MSM and Grid Fields

No, you should be fine. It will be a pain in the ass to manually manipulate the schema (using a GUI tool like MySQL Workbench) since you will be looking at a list of hundreds of tables, but there is ...
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Cannot pull an image in from one site’s entry into another sites template?

Seems to be undocumented, but I think a relationship field tag pair accepts a site parameter: {exp:channel:entries site="sitea" channel="my_channel" disable="categories|category_fields|...
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best setup for a 1M entries EE site?

My suggestion would be to use services such as AWS. You would utilise RDS managed MYSQL services, Amazon S3 (Cloud based file storage), EC2 instances, auto scaling groups and a load balancer. I know ...
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best setup for a 1M entries EE site?

What about using an SQL Cloud service like google or rackspace? Will that help? It's not so much the size of the db, I think, as the expected traffic. You will certainly have to consider you hosting ...
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EE 2 Multi site with one theme

Yes, it can be done. One way would be to turn on Save Templates as Files as in your Global Template Preferences, so your templates get saved to /system/expressionengine/templates/ and you can share ...
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Multi-Site Manager Limits

https://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/msm/additional_sites.html The theortical max limit on custom fields (which expands the channel_data table horizontally, not vertically) is the maximum ...
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to which member group would belong pending members?

If you use default EE registration, you can setup Default Member Group Assigned to New Members in Members -> Member Preferences. Regarding site - is no such function from the box. You can add hidden ...
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MSM specific config settings

You can use the $assign_to_config array in each site's index.php and admin.php files to set some per-site config items. (See docs.) But you might have better luck using a switch statement in your ...
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Issue with Multiple Site Manager

Your MSM and EE versions are incompatible. MSM 2.1.7 works with EE 2.9.0 MSM 2.1.6 works with EE 2.7.0 MSM 2.1.5 works with EE 2.6.0 MSM 2.1.4 works with EE 2.5.0 You'll either need to upgrade your ...
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Why does {comment_url_title_auto_path} not honor URLs across MSM sites?

I would suggeest pasing the site ID you need via am embed parameter al'a {embed="siteA:sidebar/latest-news" origin={site_id}} then using the sites parameter in the internal comments tag to force the ...
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What is the best approach for sharing templates across MSM sites?

If you have SSH access to the server you can use symlinks to share templates across sites. Something like this... /var/www/main_site/templates (Templates live here) /var/www/site1/templates --> /...
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MSM & Super Search results howto retrieve site info for each result

Which version of EE and Super Search are you using? I tested this with each of these variables and they worked perfectly (of course, each one needs to be configured manually for each channel's ...
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Server Migration with MSM

I've run in to this issue before. At your new host, you'll have tempdomain.hostname.com - this can be the primary site. For the secondary site, you may need to grab any old domain (we've used ...
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share custom font across sites

Load one of your sites. You can use the developer console in any modern web browser (Chrome or Firefox are best) to check the following (hit F12, and use the magnifying glass or investigate tool to ...
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