I’m looking at a little project where I need lots of tiny communities that are almost identical except for the users and content; that is, configuration, theme, SSO provider, etc.
What’s the best way to lock down config/settings across lots of forums on exactly the same server where the config will vary only slightly between forums? Also I’d like to be able to programatically create new forums, utilising the central config with slight variations between forums.
Is it possible to create a plugin who’s sole responsibility is managing a central set of configuration items? For example, use the plugin designated config unless the forum has a local setting.
What about a central “master” forum that’s not used except for configuration, that other forums inherit from?