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  • Multisite for the MassesRichard ArchambaultHappiness Engineer - WordPress.com@richardmtlSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Multisite? What’s that?One WordPress installation, many sitesSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Why would I want that?Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Why would I want that?• Updating all of your sites? One click!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Why would I want that?• Updating all of your sites? One click!• Sharing plugins and themes across sites;quick updates!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Why would I want that?• Updating all of your sites? One click!• Sharing plugins and themes across sites;quick updates!• Hosting your clientsSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Why would I want that?• Updating all of your sites? One click!• Sharing plugins and themes across sites;quick updates!• Hosting your clients• Demo a site to a client: develop on yourmultisite, then deploy to their serverSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Why would I want that?• Updating all of your sites? One click!• Sharing plugins and themes across sites;quick updates!• Hosting your clients• Demo a site to a client: develop on yourmultisite, then deploy to their server• Multilingual sitesSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Multisite ExamplesSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Multisite Examples• The big one:WordPress.comSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Multisite Examples• The big one:WordPress.com• Canada WorldYouthSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Multisite Examples• The big one:WordPress.com• Canada WorldYouth• Edublogs.orgSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Multisite Examples• The big one:WordPress.com• Canada WorldYouth• Edublogs.org• My sites!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Ok, how do I activatethe Multisite Goodness?Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Make a backup!!!!!!!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Seriously, make a backup!!!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Read this:• http://codex.wordpress.org/Before_You_Create_A_Network• http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_NetworkSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • wp-config.phpSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Network SetupSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • copy to wp-config.php and .htaccessSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • My Sites!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Adding SitesSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Wow, new sites in my network!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Manage ALL THE SITES!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Manage ThemesSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Manage PluginsSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Must-use plugins (mu-plugins)Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Must-use plugins (mu-plugins)• They are always on and can’t be deactivatedunless the files are removed from /mu-plugins/Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Must-use plugins (mu-plugins)• They are always on and can’t be deactivatedunless the files are removed from /mu-plugins/• loaded and run before normal pluginsSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Must-use plugins (mu-plugins)• They are always on and can’t be deactivatedunless the files are removed from /mu-plugins/• loaded and run before normal plugins• one example: Domain Mapping pluginSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Manage UsersSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Domain MappingSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Instead of:Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Instead of:• example.com/subsite• example.com/anothersubsite• example.com/yetanothersubsiteSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • You can have:Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • You can have:• example.com• anotherexample.ca• yetanotherexample.org• example.com/subsite too!Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?• Add the domain to your Parked Domains incPanelSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?• Add the domain to your Parked Domains incPanel• WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin• Install and network activate• move sunrise.php to /wp-content/• add define( SUNRISE, on ); to wp-config.phpSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?• go to Super Admin -> Settings -> Domain Mapping and add your server’s IPaddressSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?• go to Super Admin -> Settings -> Domain Mapping and add your server’s IPaddress• Create the siteSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?• go to Super Admin -> Settings -> Domain Mapping and add your server’s IPaddress• Create the site• Find the site’s IDSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?• go to Super Admin -> Settings -> Domain Mapping and add your server’s IPaddress• Create the site• Find the site’s ID• Add your domains in Settings -> Domains• make sure to check “Primary”:Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • How do I map my domains?• go to Super Admin -> Settings -> Domain Mapping and add your server’s IPaddress• Create the site• Find the site’s ID• Add your domains in Settings -> Domains• make sure to check “Primary”:Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Networks+ pluginhttp://wpebooks.com/networks/Saturday, 27 April, 13
  • Networks+ pluginSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Networks+ plugin• Allows a Multisite network within anothermultisite networkSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Networks+ plugin• Allows a Multisite network within anothermultisite network• nested subdomains: city.state.domain.comSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Networks+ plugin• Allows a Multisite network within anothermultisite network• nested subdomains: city.state.domain.com• top-level domains with their own childsites:• anotherexample.ca/subsite• yetanotherexample.com/subsiteSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful PluginsSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong PasswordSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong Password• Hide Welcome Panel for MultisiteSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong Password• Hide Welcome Panel for Multisite• Multisite Bulk User ManagementSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong Password• Hide Welcome Panel for Multisite• Multisite Bulk User Management• Multisite Plugin ManagerSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong Password• Hide Welcome Panel for Multisite• Multisite Bulk User Management• Multisite Plugin Manager• Multisite Toolbar AdditionsSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong Password• Hide Welcome Panel for Multisite• Multisite Bulk User Management• Multisite Plugin Manager• Multisite Toolbar Additions• Network Plugin AuditorSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong Password• Hide Welcome Panel for Multisite• Multisite Bulk User Management• Multisite Plugin Manager• Multisite Toolbar Additions• Network Plugin Auditor• Network Switch ButtonSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong Password• Hide Welcome Panel for Multisite• Multisite Bulk User Management• Multisite Plugin Manager• Multisite Toolbar Additions• Network Plugin Auditor• Network Switch Button• Simple HistorySaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Useful Plugins• Enforce Strong Password• Hide Welcome Panel for Multisite• Multisite Bulk User Management• Multisite Plugin Manager• Multisite Toolbar Additions• Network Plugin Auditor• Network Switch Button• Simple History• Site Replicator for WordPress networksSaturday, 27 April, 13
  • Go forth and multi-site!Saturday, 27 April, 13