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I assume that example.com would use its own version of said module, but I don't know. I have the same question regarding themes.

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The sites/site.com/modules will be used over anything in sites/all/modules.

There's a really good description of how it works on Acquia:

Site-specific modules and themes

Each site in a multi-site install contains at least a settings.php and a /files directory. But each multi-site directory can contain modules and themes too - and any modules or themes in those directories will only be available to that site.

For example, imagine I have two sites, example.com and example2.com:

/sites/all/modules/contrib contains all of the community contributed modules that I want both sites to share. For example, Views might live there.

/sites/all/modules/custom contains all of my custom modules, written specifically for my Drupal installation.

/sites/example2.com/themes contains any themes you want to only be available on example2.com.

/sites/example2.com/modules contains any modules you want to only be available on example2.com.

When Drupal looks for available themes and modules, it searches in the following order:

/modules/

/profiles/

/sites/all/

/sites/[sitename]/

So, when I write my custom theme for example2.com, I can put it into the example2.com multi-site directory:

/sites/example2.com/themes/chicken

And the "Chicken" theme will only be available to users of example2.com. Users of example2.com will still have access to all of the themes in /sites/all and /themes, but example.com won't be able to see the "Chicken" theme at all.

  • Most excellent! Thanks for that. I read the Drupal docs but not the Acquia ones : ) – jonathanbell Apr 17 '15 at 17:21

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