WordPress Multisite & Beyond - WordCamp Detroit 2012

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In addition to the freedom that WordPress offers to its users, it also offers a great deal of flexibility to its administrators and managers. One of the greatest features of WordPress is the ability to set up a multisite environment that allows you to stand up an entirely new website in a matter of minutes. WordPress Multisite offers you the option to set up new websites using subdomains or subdirectories off of the original installation point. However, through various plugins and configuration settings, you can take it even further than that.

A video of this presentation has been uploaded to WordPress.tv at http://wordpress.tv/2013/02/13/curtiss-grymala-wordpress-multisite-and-beyond/

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WordPress Multisite & Beyond - WordCamp Detroit 2012

  1. WORDCAMP DETROIT 2012
  2. SINGLE WORDPRESS http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwthompson2/139445633/
  3. SINGLE WORDPRESSA S I N G L E - FA M I LYHOME A SINGLE WP SITEPaint your siding & Install your own WP shutters themeInstall climate control, Install plugins for hot water heater, podcasting, caching, alarm system, etc. security, etc.Responsible for snow & Responsible for keeping trash removal, WP updated & clear upkeep, etc. of spamFires, break-ins, Website & server burglaries are your problems are your problem problem
  4. WORDPRESS MULTISITE http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenm_61/5087629050/
  5. WORDPRESS MULTISITETOWNHOME W P M U LT I S I T EPainting , climate Plugins and themes control, alarms, etc. must be installed probably require by Super Admin approval before you can activateMight have to use Some plugins will be contractor network-active, so specified by you have no control property manager over themNot responsible for Not responsible for trash/snow keeping WP removal, upkeep, updated etc.
  6. WORDPRESS MULTI-NETWORK
  7. WORDPRESS MULTI-NETWORKSUBDIVISION M U LT I - N E T W O R KSame basic Same responsibilities as responsibilities as a townhome site owner inProperty managers multisite probably oversee Normal Super superintendents Admins only for each group of control own houses network, each network has its own Super Admin
  8. HOW DOES IT WORK?In Multisite, there Multi-Network will only be 1 uses multiple network, so the “site IDs” site ID will be 1
  9. HOW DO YOU TURN IT ON?Install and activate a single plugin.You have three choices:1. Networks for WordPress by David Dean (Current versions of WordPress)2. WP Multi Network by John James Jacoby (Versions 3.0-3.1 of WordPress)3. Networks+ by Ron and Andrea Rennick (All versions of WordPress)Make sure you follow the instructions!
  10. YOU CAN CONFIGURE IT IN TWO BASIC WAYS:Networks as Nested subdomains, subdomains sites within (single those networks subdomains as as subdirectory the networks, sites second-level subdomains as the sites)
  11. BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE!
  12. SIDE EFFECTS OF WORDPRESS MULTI-NETWORK INCLUDE…There are some disadvantages to running WordPress in a multi-network set up.• New level of uncertainty with add-on compatibility• If a plugin can’t be network-activated, it can’t be multi-network-activated• Potential conflicts• Serious issues with plugins & themes that are coded poorly• MU-Plugins will be active everywhere
  13. WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREATRESPONSIBILITYBe diligent about themes & pluginsPay attention to setup and updates
  14. QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?Twitter: @cgrymalaWebsite(s): http://umw.edu/ (Multi-Network Setup) http://ten-321.com/ http://svn.ten-321.com/ (SVN Repo)Email: cgrymala@umw.edu curtiss@ten-321.comSpeakerRate: http://spkr8.com/s/10608Rate this talk: http://spkr8.com/t/16471 http://about.me/cgrymala

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