WP-MU 101:
    How to Install &
Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101
• My Credentials
• What is WP-MU?
• Installation: WP v.s. WP-MU
• Configuring WP-MU
My Credentials

• NOT a Developer.

• NOT a Web Designer.
My Credentials
• DIY Blogger & Cheapskate
What is WP-MU?
• Multi-User Version of Wordpress.
What is WP-MU?
• Multi-User Version of Wordpress.
• Everything WordPress does.
What is WP-MU?
• Multi-User Version of Wordpress
• Everything WordPress does.
• Scales to tens of millions of
  pageviews ...
What is WP-MU?
• Multi-User Version of Wordpress.
• Everything WordPress does.
• Scales to tens of millions of
  pageviews...
What is WP-MU?
• Multi-User Version of Wordpress.
• Everything WordPress does.
• Scales to tens of millions of
  pageviews...
What is WP-MU For?
• Newspapers like NYT, WSJ, & Le
  Monde.
• Universities like Harvard.
• Blog networks.
• Niche-specifi...
WP vs. WP-MU

• Installing WP

• Installing WP-MU
Intalling WP
•   Download & Unzip
•   Edit wp-config-sample.php
•   Save as wp-config.php
•   Upload folder contents to Ap...
Installing WP-MU
•   Download & Unzip
•   Edit wp-config-sample.php
•   Save as wp-config.php
•   Upload folder contents t...
Installing WP-MU:
        What you Need
•w
• MySQL Database 5.0
• s
• mod_rewrite on Apache
• z
• Wildcard DNS Record (opt...
Installing WP-MU
• Download & Unzip
• Upload folder contents to Apache
  server
• Go to:
  http://domain.com
• Follow the ...
Configuration
• Sub-domain vs. Sub-directory
• Wildcard DNS Record
Configuring WP-MU
•   d
•   Adding a Blog
•   d
•   The Index Page
•   d
•   Adding a Theme
Adding a Theme
• Different Themes for each ‘blog’
• Like regular WP, upload themes to
  domain.com/wp-content/themes/
• Ac...
Questions???
          s


      CT Moore

www.GypsyBandito.com

chris@gypsybandito.com
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes
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The Wordpress multi-user platform, WP-MU, is a great tool for building communities and portals. It can power mutliple blogs on one domain. But it's not quote the same as regular Wordpress. In this presentation, I will cover:

* Intro: Why WPMU?
* Common Installation Mistakes: WP vs WPMU
* Choices: directory vs subdomain
* Live installation demo

Audience members will leave this presentation understanding what WP-MU is, what it is good for, and how to install and configure it to power their own multi-blog portal.

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WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes

  1. 1. WP-MU 101: How to Install & Avoid Common Mistakes
  2. 2. WP-MU 101 • My Credentials • What is WP-MU? • Installation: WP v.s. WP-MU • Configuring WP-MU
  3. 3. My Credentials • NOT a Developer. • NOT a Web Designer.
  4. 4. My Credentials • DIY Blogger & Cheapskate
  5. 5. What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress.
  6. 6. What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress. • Everything WordPress does.
  7. 7. What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress • Everything WordPress does. • Scales to tens of millions of pageviews per day.
  8. 8. What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress. • Everything WordPress does. • Scales to tens of millions of pageviews per day. • Unlimited users and blogs.
  9. 9. What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress. • Everything WordPress does. • Scales to tens of millions of pageviews per day. • Unlimited users and blogs. • Different permissions on different blogs.
  10. 10. What is WP-MU For? • Newspapers like NYT, WSJ, & Le Monde. • Universities like Harvard. • Blog networks. • Niche-specific blog hosts, like Edublogs.
  11. 11. WP vs. WP-MU • Installing WP • Installing WP-MU
  12. 12. Intalling WP • Download & Unzip • Edit wp-config-sample.php • Save as wp-config.php • Upload folder contents to Apache server • Go to: http://domain.com/wp-admin/install.php • Follow the instructions…
  13. 13. Installing WP-MU • Download & Unzip • Edit wp-config-sample.php • Save as wp-config.php • Upload folder contents to Apache server • Go to: http://domain.com/wp-admin/install.php • Follow the instructions…
  14. 14. Installing WP-MU: What you Need •w • MySQL Database 5.0 • s • mod_rewrite on Apache • z • Wildcard DNS Record (optional)
  15. 15. Installing WP-MU • Download & Unzip • Upload folder contents to Apache server • Go to: http://domain.com • Follow the instructions…
  16. 16. Configuration • Sub-domain vs. Sub-directory • Wildcard DNS Record
  17. 17. Configuring WP-MU • d • Adding a Blog • d • The Index Page • d • Adding a Theme
  18. 18. Adding a Theme • Different Themes for each ‘blog’ • Like regular WP, upload themes to domain.com/wp-content/themes/ • Activate Themes as WP-MU admin • Enter admin for specific blog • Select theme
  19. 19. Questions??? s CT Moore www.GypsyBandito.com chris@gypsybandito.com

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