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Chandra Prakash Thapa: Make a WordPress Multisite in 20 mins



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  • 1. Make aWordPress Multisite in 20 mins
  • 2. About MeChandra Prakash ThapaProject Manager/ Developer E-Port International @cpthapa
  • 3. What is WordPress Multisite?The ability to create a network of websites from one wordpress installation that shares themes, plugins and users.
  • 4. Why use Multisite?• Run unlimited website from one web account and one database.
  • 5. Why use Multisite?• To share themes, plugins and users across the network.
  • 6. Why use Multisite?• Manage multiple websites from one dashboard .
  • 7. Why use Multisite?• Save time upgrading multiple sites with one action.
  • 8. Who are using?•
  • 9. Who are using?• • Wall Street Journal Blog
  • 10. HistoryWordPress Standard WordPress Multisite
  • 11. WordPress 3.0• WordPress 3.0 = Standard + Multisite
  • 12. Types of multisiteSubdomain Subdirectoryhttp:// http:// wildcard Requires no additionalDNS. (* configuration.Search engine rank as Search engine rank asseparate URL. part of main domain.
  • 13. Setting up Multisite• In wp-config.php• Refresh dashboard and click on network setup
  • 14. Click Install to setup Network Title Admin e-mail address
  • 15. Step1. Add following to your wp-config.phpdefine(MULTISITE, true);define(SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL, true);$base = /;define(DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE, ‘’);define(PATH_CURRENT_SITE, /);define(SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE, 1);define(BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE, 1);Above /* that’s all stop editing..
  • 16. Creating subdomain with ‘*’ will create wildcard domain.*
  • 17. Step2. Replace your current .htaccess fileRewriteEngine OnRewriteBase /RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L]# uploaded filesRewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]# add a trailing slash to /wp-adminRewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -dRewriteRule ^ - [L]RewriteRule ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L]RewriteRule ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(.*.php)$ $1 [L]RewriteRule . index.php [L]
  • 18. Step 3.Create blogs.dir directory inside wp-content folder.
  • 19. LOG-in Back That’s it! You’re Done
  • 20. Your new network
  • 21. Network Admin Panel
  • 22. NetworkUsers / Admins / Super Admins
  • 23. Network Settings
  • 24. Editing Network Site
  • 25. SuperAdmin Controls Plugins
  • 26. Plugins for WordPress MS• WordPress MU domain mapping This plugin allows users of a WordPress 3.0 network to map their blog/site to another domain or top level domain.• WordPress MU Sitewide Tags Pages A central area where all the posts on a WordPress MU or WordPress MS site can be collected.
  • 27. Reference…•• multisite/• network-of-websites-at-your-fingertips/
  • 28. Questions?