Creating a network of websites from one WordPress installthat shares themes, plugins and users… and then extending it to create your own WordPress.com, Social Network, Etsy, Treehouse and more. Perfect for entrepreneurs and startups. View Fullscreen.
Fast and furious - this presentation was shared at the March 2013 WordPress Columbus Meetup:
-Quickly and easily replicate standard sites on your network, including the theme, plugins and settings, AND content.
- Use top level domains for all the sites on your network.
-Aggregate content from across your network to your primary site, turning your network into a news beast!
-Turn your Multisite network into a money-making machine by charging for access to your new websites. That's right - once you've turn one Multisite, you're one plugin away from being able to sell those new websites on your network through a paywall. Or, DON'T charge for access for those site, but DO require membership.
-Turn the whole network into your own social network using BuddyPress - imagine a network of websites where each user's posts can contribute to a common feed, and those users can also connect with one another through messaging, profiles, photos... Sounds like Linked In, Facebook, or well... any niche network out today, huh?
-- Turn that same WordPress Multisite installation (without Ecommerce) into an educational powerhouse by giving each of the sites on your network a learning management system (useful for Multisite installation in the K-12 or college context).
-Turn that same WordPress Multisite installation (with or without BuddyPress or the ) into Etsy. Give each of your users their own e-commerce store, and you've got a marketplace. I'll even show you how to take a cut of their sales.
Use these ideas to gain an understanding of the power of Multisite and as a springboard for how WordPress can be extended beyond a simple blogging platform into a tool for generating fun and profit for your business or startup.