I need to implement an admin solution to manage a multitude of existing sites that each lives on an individual subdirectory on the same domain, with their own respective databases, users, themes, etc.

I would like to know if it is possible to have a multisite setup that would use the main site as the backend only, i.e. this main site would not have a public-facing website, and if it is possible, if it would require any special settings? With settings, I am referring to SEO, security, databases, etc.

I am aware that this would require a single database with separate tables instead of separate databases as it currently is used, but could this not be achieved using MySQL imports and exports?

  • Hi! Have you played around with a multisite with a couple of sites in it? It does have everything in one database, with separate sets of tables for each site's content. – mozboz Jun 30 at 13:25
  • Hi, yes I have previously, but this is for another client, so I can't test on a production environment. The question is however if I will be able to use multisite as a backend only, ie. no website on it, no theme, just the backend as a management console. – André van Rensburg Jun 30 at 13:38

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