[wp-hackers] Shared MultiSite Menus

Dobri dyordan1 at ramapo.edu
Thu May 30 15:29:11 UTC 2013

If it's this specialized, how about on menu save from any of the four sites you create a raw HTML flat file and dump it on the server? Then on render, just pull that file in. Doesn't really scale obviously but it works for a very specific case like yours, right?


On Thu, 30 May 2013, at 11:16 AM, Jesse Friedman wrote:

> I have a rather unique situation. I have a multisite installation with
> approx 600 sites.
> Of these 600 sites, #500, #501, #502, and #503 need to share menu's with
> each other.
> Currently the best solution I have found is to use switch_to_blog() to pull
> in the necessary nav menus, on each site. This works just fine, although I
> can't really predict the load this might put on the network, as I know that
> switch_to_blog() is not really the most efficient function.
> So if you're on site #501 I'd use switch_to_blog 3 times to get the menus
> from #500, #502, and #503.
> All 4 sites use the same exact theme.
> Option 2
> I have also considered saving the menus as Site options in site #500. So
> each time a menu is saved in #503, it will also save the raw HTML as a site
> option in #500.  This way, I only need to switch_to_blog() once, if I'm not
> on site number #500.
> Option 3
> I have also considered saving the nav menus HTML as site options for all
> sites, this way there will never be a switch_to_blog() function on site load
> Of course, I will use transients to only run the switch_to_blog() once a
> day.
> Does anyone have any better ideas? I don't necessarily need code, but a
> better plan of attack.
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