Hello.Brian CaselTwitter: @CasJamRestaurant Enginerestaurantengine.comToday’s Slides & Notes Available Here:casjam.com/wordpress-multisite-talk
What’s in store...What is WordPress Multisite?Should I Use WP Multisite For My Project?Examples of WP MultisiteWP Multisite in ActionSetup & Installation (overview)Plugins & Resources
What is WordPress Multisite? WORDPRESS WORDPRESS MULTISITE Multiple Websites (Main Site + Sub Sites) One Website Sites can be Sub-Domains or Sub-Directories One set of pages Sub-Domain: subsite.mainsite.com One set of posts Sub-Directory: mainsite.com/subsite One set of users One Set of Plugins & Themes Each Site Has it’s Own Pages, Posts, & Users
Should I use WP Multisite?MOST OF THE TIME... PROBABLY NOT.My Client’s Small Business Website... Don’t Use MS.My Portfolio Website... Don’t Use MS.My Blog... Don’t Use MS.Blog With Multiple Authors? Categories? ... Don’t Use MS.Handful of Websites... Probably Shouldn’t Use MS.
Where’s WP Multisite Being Used?News Networks: NYTimes Blogs (nytimes.com/blogs)Universities: University of Maine (umaine.edu)Blog Networks: Teach For Us (teachforus.org)Hosted Site Services:wordpress.comedublogs.orgrestaurantengine.com
WP Multisite in ActionWHAT’S DIFFERENT?Additional User Type: “Super Administrator”Network AdminCreating a SiteManaging PluginsManaging Themes
Setup & InstallationFirst, be sure your web host can handle WP Multisite.Instructions for enabling WP Multisite in the WP Codex:codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_NetworkChoose Sub-Domains or Sub-DirectoriesFinish Setup & Test
Plugins & ResourcesOfﬁcial Documentation on WordPress.orghttp://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_NetworkDomain Mappinghttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/Site Replicatorhttp://wpebooks.com/replicator/Gravity Forms + User Registration Add-onhttp://www.gravityforms.com