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These are the slides from my "Introduction to WordPress Multisite" from WordCamp Philly 2012.

These are the slides from my "Introduction to WordPress Multisite" from WordCamp Philly 2012.

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  • 1. An Introduction
  • 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. 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. 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. Users Page Add/Delete users Edit user profiles See which sites users are assigned to View/Edit list of Super Admins
  • 6. Themes Page Add/Delete Themes Edit Theme files Network activate/deactivate themes
  • 7. Plugins Page Add/Delete Plugins Edit Plugin files Network activate/deactivate plugins
  • 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. Updates page Update WordPress Core Update themes Update Plugins Update whole network
  • 10. Actions from NetworkAdmin: Theme enabled for use on sub-sites Adding new themes Editing theme files Deleting themes
  • 11. Enable a theme – All sites1. Network Admin > Themes2. Click “Network Enable” under theme name
  • 12. Enable a theme – One site1. Network Admin > Sites2. Click “Edit” under the site name
  • 13. 3. Click the “Themes” tab
  • 14. 4. Click the “Enable” link under the theme(s) to enable
  • 15. Activate Plugin – All sites1. Network Admin > Plugins2. Click “Network Activate”
  • 16. Activate plugin – One site –Super Admins1. Network Admin > Sites2. Click the “Dashboard” link
  • 17. 3. Click on the “Plugins” menu4. Click the “Activate” link for the plugin
  • 18. Activate Plugin – One site –Non-super admin You can’t! Unless …
  • 19. Allow Site Admins to ActivatePlugins1. Network Admin > Settings2. Scroll to the very bottom3. Check the box to enable Plugins4. Save
  • 20. Banning Ban certain site names Ban users based on one or more email domains Limit allowed emails to one or more domains
  • 21. Upload Settings Size limit for total sub-site uploads File types allowed to be uploaded Maximum single file size
  • 22. Info Tab Set domain name (NOT for domain mapping) Set path (for sub-directory multisites) Mark as:  Public  Archived  Spam  Deleted  Mature
  • 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. Settings Tab Directly modify most settings for the sub-site
  • 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. 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