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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