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An Introduction
From the Codex… Multisite is a feature of WordPress that  allows multiple virtual sites to share a  single WordPress inst...
Before installing Multisite Choose sub-domain or sub-directory http://codex.wordpress.org/Before_You_  Create_A_Network...
Sites Page   Add and delete sub-    sites   Deactivate/Activate    sub-sites   Mark sub-sites as    spam   Delete sub-...
Users Page Add/Delete users Edit user profiles See which sites users are assigned to View/Edit list of Super Admins
Themes Page Add/Delete Themes Edit Theme files Network activate/deactivate themes
Plugins Page Add/Delete Plugins Edit Plugin files Network activate/deactivate plugins
Settings Page Network-wide settings Notification email settings Registrations Media uploading size limit Media upload...
Updates page Update WordPress Core Update themes Update Plugins Update whole network
Actions from NetworkAdmin: Theme enabled for use on sub-sites Adding new themes Editing theme files Deleting themes
Enable a theme – All sites1. Network Admin > Themes2. Click “Network Enable” under theme   name
Enable a theme – One site1. Network Admin > Sites2. Click “Edit” under the site name
3.   Click the “Themes” tab
4.   Click the “Enable” link under the     theme(s) to enable
Activate Plugin – All sites1. Network Admin > Plugins2. Click “Network Activate”
Activate plugin – One site –Super Admins1. Network Admin > Sites2. Click the “Dashboard” link
3. Click on the “Plugins” menu4. Click the “Activate” link for the plugin
Activate Plugin – One site –Non-super admin          You can’t!          Unless …
Allow Site Admins to ActivatePlugins1. Network Admin > Settings2. Scroll to the very bottom3. Check the box to enable Plug...
Banning Ban certain site names Ban users based on one or more email  domains Limit allowed emails to one or more  domains
Upload Settings Size limit for total sub-site uploads File types allowed to be uploaded Maximum single file size
Info Tab Set domain name (NOT for domain  mapping) Set path (for sub-directory multisites) Mark as:     Public     Ar...
Users Tab   Add/Remove users from sub-site     Add existing users, already registered in the      network     Add new u...
Settings Tab   Directly modify most settings for the    sub-site
Domain mapping Use “WordPress MU Domain Mapping” http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/word  press-mu-domain-mapping/ Car...
Plugin Order mattersPlugins are loaded in this order:1. Must-use plugins (in /wp-content/mu-   plugins)2. Network Activate...
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
Introduction to WordPress Multisite
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Introduction to WordPress Multisite

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  1. 1. An Introduction
  2. 2. From the Codex… Multisite is a feature of WordPress that allows multiple virtual sites to share a single WordPress installation. Also known as a network of sites
  3. 3. Before installing Multisite Choose sub-domain or sub-directory http://codex.wordpress.org/Before_You_ Create_A_Network http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_N etwork http://codex.wordpress.org/Multisite_Net work_Administration
  4. 4. Sites Page Add and delete sub- sites Deactivate/Activate sub-sites Mark sub-sites as spam Delete sub-sites Link to sub-site’s dashboard Link to front of sub- site
  5. 5. Users Page Add/Delete users Edit user profiles See which sites users are assigned to View/Edit list of Super Admins
  6. 6. Themes Page Add/Delete Themes Edit Theme files Network activate/deactivate themes
  7. 7. Plugins Page Add/Delete Plugins Edit Plugin files Network activate/deactivate plugins
  8. 8. Settings Page Network-wide settings Notification email settings Registrations Media uploading size limit Media uploading acceptable file types Plugins menu for sub-site dashboards
  9. 9. Updates page Update WordPress Core Update themes Update Plugins Update whole network
  10. 10. Actions from NetworkAdmin: Theme enabled for use on sub-sites Adding new themes Editing theme files Deleting themes
  11. 11. Enable a theme – All sites1. Network Admin > Themes2. Click “Network Enable” under theme name
  12. 12. Enable a theme – One site1. Network Admin > Sites2. Click “Edit” under the site name
  13. 13. 3. Click the “Themes” tab
  14. 14. 4. Click the “Enable” link under the theme(s) to enable
  15. 15. Activate Plugin – All sites1. Network Admin > Plugins2. Click “Network Activate”
  16. 16. Activate plugin – One site –Super Admins1. Network Admin > Sites2. Click the “Dashboard” link
  17. 17. 3. Click on the “Plugins” menu4. Click the “Activate” link for the plugin
  18. 18. Activate Plugin – One site –Non-super admin You can’t! Unless …
  19. 19. Allow Site Admins to ActivatePlugins1. Network Admin > Settings2. Scroll to the very bottom3. Check the box to enable Plugins4. Save
  20. 20. Banning Ban certain site names Ban users based on one or more email domains Limit allowed emails to one or more domains
  21. 21. Upload Settings Size limit for total sub-site uploads File types allowed to be uploaded Maximum single file size
  22. 22. Info Tab Set domain name (NOT for domain mapping) Set path (for sub-directory multisites) Mark as:  Public  Archived  Spam  Deleted  Mature
  23. 23. Users Tab Add/Remove users from sub-site  Add existing users, already registered in the network  Add new users Set User Roles for sub-site
  24. 24. Settings Tab Directly modify most settings for the sub-site
  25. 25. Domain mapping Use “WordPress MU Domain Mapping” http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/word press-mu-domain-mapping/ Carefully follow installation instructions Cannot map primary domain
  26. 26. Plugin Order mattersPlugins are loaded in this order:1. Must-use plugins (in /wp-content/mu- plugins)2. Network Activated Plugins3. Site activated plugins NOTE: Site activated plugins areskipped for the wp-activate.php page, andwhen WordPress is being installed
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