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Global menu for multisites

Citadell ·
I request the possibility to insert a meny that will be visible in all sites in a multisite installation.

prana ·
Hmm... that's actually a bit difficult since all sites have their own database, however there's a trick to by building a "bridge", which can also be used to integrated with other web-based system. We've integrated this with OpenCart in the past so it has the same menu globally.

I'll see if I can build something like this for general purpose, since that one is quite specific for a site. I'll put this on the todo list but can't promise this one to be a priority due to our backlog.

MartinS ·
Hello,

"Hmm... that's actually a bit difficult since all sites have their own database, however there's a trick to by building a "bridge", which can also be used to integrated with other web-based system. We've integrated this with OpenCart in the past so it has the same menu globally.

I'll see if I can build something like this for general purpose, since that one is quite specific for a site. I'll put this on the todo list but can't promise this one to be a priority due to our backlog"

What you mention above IS WRONG! This is not the only option.

There is a different AND MUCH MORE ELEGANT TRICK to us different databases for this. You can generate MySQL VIEWS in the external databases to connect the master database. For this, you need to know how to generate views in that external database.

I have done this in Joomla databases. In that, things are far more complicated. Then, one has to check which are other associated database tables, especially user data, to be connected to the master database.

I still have to install Shlix and understand the database technically. Thereafter, I am planning to impliment my idea os sharing tables across databases.

If someone else needs help on similar issue, let me know for some help, which will be limited.