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This is not a security or privacy issue..

I have multiple wp installations (usually a couple for project), so in the next installation I'll be setting up I'm thinking of cutting down some space linking my new content with the wp-includes and wp-admin folders I already have on the server,

The first solution that comes to my mind is to create a normal structure (independent db - content - core)leaving wp-includes and wp-admin folders empty and creating something like a symlink (or maybe using a server htaccess redirect),

I know wp-admin can be defined in the config file but I can't find something similar for wp-includes...

What are the pros & cons of such practice, are there any shortcuts you can suggest?

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  • Why not multisite? What you are describing sounds to me like you are partially reimplementing a multisite setup.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 22:54
  • I don't have much experience with multisite, but from what I know you can't have multiple DBs; I want something flexible an I don't think that having a single DB would the right solution
    – maioman
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 23:10
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    WordPress, configured as a multisite install, will run multiple distinct sites using the same shared core code-- more or less what you are trying to hack together. Your efforts would be better directed at understanding multisite, in my opinion.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 23:14
  • Using MU you have 1 db, but each site has it's own tables, so it's just like having different databases. If you absolutely need to have different dabases you can using HyperDb. IMHO, makes no sense to have more WP installations that share folders on same server instead of using multisite.
    – gmazzap
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 23:36
  • I've read a little bit on the subject (MU) an this looks like the solution, the only thing I'm concerned about is the plugin folder , as I believe it is shared
    – maioman
    Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 10:30

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