Utsav Singh Rathour: How, Why and Where to use WordPress multisite
How, why and where to useWordPress multisiteExtending WordPress
About Me:Utsav singh @rathourWordPress Enthusiast, A wannabe entrepreneurCEO/Founder Code Pixelz Media (@codepixelzmedia)Blogs at http://codepixelz.com
What is Multisite? Multiple Website. What else? So what is WordPress multisite? Obviously Multiple Websites hosted in WordPress. So whats the catch? All of these sites are under single installation of WP
Regular v/s Multisite Regular WordPress Single Site Each new site needs new installation Multiple Installation of Plugins, Themes Single set of Users
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
When?1. You have a number of sites running on WordPress2. You are looking for an easy way to maintain your network of blogs3. Want to allow people to run their websites/blog on your Installation4. Save time from installing same plugins, themes over and over again.
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.
Where not to?Just because you can, doesnt mean you have to Diffierent Post Type of same niche. (Try custom post type) Users Need To Install Themes/Plugins Single Website or blog
Whos using this? WordPress (WordPress.com) BestBuy Powersites.net New York Times (nytimes.com/blogs)
Did you know? New York Times has 60+ blogs covering a wide range of topics Powersites.net has 17000+ small business websites WordPress.com hosts 57,600,799 (while creating this presentation) blogs
How do I get started?Open up wp-config.php and add this line/* Multisite */define(WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE, true);
How do I get started? Go to Network Setup Menu on Dashboard Choose Sub Directory or Sub Domain Detailed installation instructions:http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network
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
Should I be using it?Are you kidding me?I spent my 10-15 minutes explaining why you should.Go aheadTry it.Build it.Make wonders.Conquer the World.