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Either with a SQL script or a plugin, I'm looking to create a copy of a site and to syncronize the comments between both sites. One of the sites will have certain comments that are private so they will not be synced.

I was deciding whether to go with Intense Debate so that I could somehow configure a comments template to sync across pages. Can this be done across separate sites? Or would a third-party plugin be a better choice?


Updated Question: How can you use:

comments_template($file)

Where ($file) lives on a different server? Obviously I'm going to run into security problems but is there a way you can access a different WP database?

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$file !== database - what exactly do you want? –  kaiser Mar 1 '12 at 22:46
    
I need the wp_comments table of two separate WP sites to talk to each other so that they are synchronized. The function would check for comment_post_id and if they match, the synchronization would start. –  AlxVallejo Mar 1 '12 at 23:05
    
What does comments_template() and the $file have to do with DB synchronization? –  kaiser Mar 2 '12 at 2:38
    
Well, using the same $file with an absolute uri suggests that the comments are synced. That's what I got from your answer. I think my original question was misleading because I used the word "template". That's a no-no. I need the DB's to be synced. So should I be looking at replication rules? –  AlxVallejo Mar 2 '12 at 3:05
    
I thought you want to have the same files, nothing else. Sharing a user table is possible, but not recommended. Sharing comments isn't possible. –  kaiser Mar 2 '12 at 3:59
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Sharing the template

Just define it inside your template with comments_template( $file );.

Sharing the DB table

… simply said: It's not possible. You can share the user table, which isn't recommended.

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Do you mean: create a copy of the comments.php and call it something else? I'm not quite sure what the argument would be. I want to create a unison parent for the comments to link to. –  AlxVallejo Dec 9 '11 at 20:59
    
Sry, but I don't understand a single word. What's a "unison parent for the comments to link to"?? –  kaiser Dec 9 '11 at 21:20
    
Say you have two pages. Each would normally have their own set of comments. Is there a way to share the comments database between the two tables? –  AlxVallejo Dec 9 '11 at 23:03
    
Can this be done across two separate WP installs? –  AlxVallejo Jan 16 '12 at 16:26
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Got it, thanks. Sorry for the earlier gibberish, I've come a long way in a month. –  AlxVallejo Jan 16 '12 at 18:01
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