Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Call for admin's familiar with wordpress multisite mirrored operations
From: Todd Grayson
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:28:31 -0600
CC: Chaz Cheadle <>

It should be noted that current target user communities for the wordpress sight (  that are coming out look manageable based on current planning,  but these scaling discussion items should be considered as any further large scale wordpress solutions are planned.


On 10/11/2011 1:22 PM, Chaz Cheadle wrote:
We can start with a single site (EC2 backend or whatever for HW) and if its needs grow we can increase processing/capacity.


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 3:17 PM, <> wrote:

Mirroring will work well if the communication is from the admin side outward. If you are using WP to collect audience input, such as comments, you start needing to jump through hoops to synch back to a master database.  This usually involves some form of clustering.  Clustering leads to its own unexpected issues, such as modules for RSS feeds overwriting post IDs.

Net: if you are rolling with mirroring and you want engagement features like commenting, offload those features to an external service. a profile-based system link Disqus is pretty antithetical to the goals of the movement - is there an open-source solution for anonymous commenting that someone could recommend?

Quoting Todd Grayson <>:


I am reaching out to the list to help identify administrators familiar with running a multi-site wordpress configuration.  The goal will be to run this wordpress configuration across mirrored locations.

If you are experienced with the migration/setup/mirroring of wordpress infrastructure and you are NOT currently working on the NYCGA.CC site update.  Please announce to the list your availability, skillset/background and we will contact you ASAP.

MySql Administration is also a needed skillset, DB admins please check in as well.

Thanks everyone for your ongoing hard work across all online operations teams!