[wp-hackers] Plugins and network activations

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Wed Jun 29 14:50:10 UTC 2011

On Jun 29, 2011, at 5:58 AM, Peter Westwood wrote:
> If we for example take the example of a "subscribe to comments" plugin in a multisite install a table per blog is probably wrong for a number of reasons:
> 1) You can't do anything clever like digesting all emails across all blogs easily
> 2) You can't provide a single manage my subscriptions UI if the data is sharded across every blog's tables.
> In a large install some data needs to be sharded and some needs to be global which is exactly what WordPress itself does - some of the tables in a multisite install are global - users, usermeta, ...

That make perfect sense. Yes, some data should definitely be global. 

But by the same token won't you agree that some should be site-specific, i.e. a post relationships table or a table for taxonomy meta, for example?


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