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  1. How, why and where to use WordPress MultiSite Extending WordPress
  2. About Me: Utsav singh @rathour WordPress Enthusiast, A wannabe entrepreneur CEO/Founder Code Pixelz Media (@codepixelzmedia) Blogs at
  3. What is Multisite?  Multiple Website. What else?  So what is WordPress multisite?  Obviously Multiple Websites hosted in WordPress. So what's the catch?  All of these sites are under single installation of WP
  4. The Origin >>
  5. Ba dum tsss..... MultiSite
  6. Regular v/s Multisite Regular WordPress  Single Site  Each new site needs new installation  Multiple Installation of Plugins, Themes  Single set of Users
  7. Regular v/s Multisite WordPress Multisite • Multiple (Network of) Sites • Single installation for 'n' number of websites • Single installation of Plugins, themes for all. • Multiple set of Users • Super Administrator to control the Network
  8. How it works?
  9. When? 1. You have a number of sites running on WordPress 2. You are looking for an easy way to maintain your network of blogs 3. Want to allow people to run their websites/blog on your Installation 4. Save time from installing same plugins, themes over and over again.
  10. Where to?  Personal Multiple Blogs, websites  Academic Different sites focusing on different faculties, courses or academia.  Organizational Team or division based information site or blogs. Regular Blogging Network of blogs  Hosting Sites Host different sites of client under one roof, easier to maintain.
  11. Where not to? Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to  Diffierent Post Type of same niche. (Try custom post type)  Users Need To Install Themes/Plugins  Single Website or blog
  12. Who's using this?  WordPress (  BestBuy   New York Times (
  13. Did you know?  New York Times has 60+ blogs covering a wide range of topics  has 17000+ small business websites  hosts 57,600,799 (while creating this presentation) blogs
  14. How do I get started? Open up wp-config.php and add this line /* Multisite */ define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
  15. How do I get started?  Go to Network Setup Menu on Dashboard  Choose Sub Directory or Sub Domain  Detailed installation instructions:
  16. Data Handling  Creates new set of tables for each Site  New tables added _blogs, _registration_log, _signups, _site, _sitemeta  New tables for every new site/blog
  17. Should I be using it? Are you kidding me? I spent my 10-15 minutes explaining why you should. Go ahead Try it. Build it. Make wonders. Conquer the World.
  18. That's it, Me Lord! Thanks for bearing :)
  19. Still got questions?