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7:48 pm on Jan 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I have a fairly large site that through the years I have been moving from its 90s design to the 21st century via Wordpress. It's content is broken as follows:

- 10,000+ static pages
- 2,000+ blog posts
- 2,000+ for a stand alone component of the site

The blog and the stand alone component have their own Wordpress databases.

Now I am moving the 10,000 static pages into another separate Wordpress database.

So the site is running 3 Wordpress databases.

My questions are:

1 - What are the advantages and disadvantages of having separate Wordpress for various components of a single site?

2 - Does it make sense to put together these 3 Wordpress databases into a single one?

Thanks for your insights
1:35 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hm. I'm not certain because of many unknowns. If your site has a lot of pageviews then it might be wise to keep them separate. The only real gain is in the upgrades to WP and the plugins - but these should only take 5-10 minutes per install whereas converting everything to a single WP install will likely take tens of hours.
1:45 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps some benefit when it comes to integrating the content via various plugins and stuff like that?

What are your 10k static pages?
7:24 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The static pages I'm currently moving them to Wordpress.

I was just thinking of the ease in terms of getting Related Posts for example from the other Wordpress databases we have. If there's a plugin that can give related posts across different WP installs, I'd love to hear it!
 

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