Multisite

How To Share Media Across WordPress Multisite

WordPress multisite installs might use a single codebase but when it comes to media each site operates in its own silo.

If you are using multisite to publish multiple sites then reusing media across your sites either means inserting with a url or loading the image up twice. Hardly satisfactory.

In this Weekend WordPress project, we’ll take a look at how to share images, video and audio across your site, saving you considerable time, trouble and disk space.

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How to Install WordPress (and Multisite) Locally on Mac/OS X With MAMP

Using WordPress in a local server environment is a must if you regularly test or develop themes and plugins.

Not only will your local sites run faster, but testing new features on your local machine will be safer than testing them on a live site.

Setting up WordPress locally isn’t difficult and will save you a lot of time if you’re constantly installing and uninstalling WordPress online.

In this tutorial I’ll walk you through how to set up MAMP on OS X, including installing MAMP, basic MAMP configuration, creating a MySQL database, and installing WordPress. I’ve included optional steps for setting up Multisite.

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10 Impressive WordPress Admin Themes for 2014

The WordPress admin area got somewhat of a makeover in version 3.8, but – at least for me and maybe others who were using MP6 long before it was merged into core – the novelty has already worn off.

It’s easy enough to add new themes and plugins to customize the front-end of our sites, but what about the backend?

Customizing the backend of WordPress with an admin theme is a simple way to give your install a fresh look and is also handy for developers who are creating WordPress sites for clients and want to simplify the backend.

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25 Must-Have Plugins for WordPress Multisite Networks

Managing a WordPress Multisite network can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be if you have the right tools.

But what are the best tools for Multisite?

There’s always a lot of discussion on the WPMU DEV forums about this very topic, so I asked our support crew and developers what plugins they recommend people install on their network.

Whether you’re new to running a Multisite network or have been hosting your own network for some time, you’re sure to find many of the plugins below (in no particularly order) useful for managing your sites.

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Migrating Multiple Blogs into WordPress Multisite

Managing multiple WordPress installations can be a drag. Remembering different sets of usernames and passwords, and having to install plugins and themes over and over again. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Setting up a fresh WordPress Multisite installation and creating new sub-sites isn’t all that hard, but what about migrating an existing collection of sites into a new or existing Multisite installation?

There are many reasons why you might want to do this, for example you can:

Save time. Instead of installing and upgrading WordPress, themes and plugins across many sites, you can do all of these things just once.

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How to Uninstall WordPress Multisite

WordPress Multisite is a powerful configuration that lets you launch several websites off just one WordPress install.

But what if you excitedly activate Multisite only to change your mind later?

In this Weekend WordPress Project, we’ll run through how to uninstall Multisite and get your site back to a single WordPress install.

Uninstalling Multisite involves undoing all of the work you did to install it in the first place, so let’s go through it step by step:

1. Back up all your files! It’s better to be safe rather than sorry. You might like to check out Snapshot by WPMU DEV.

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WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping + eNom = Awesome!

Here at WPMU DEV Multisite has always been our bread and butter, and today we’re happy to announce a corking new release to a key MU plugin.

Our WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping plugin has just picked up eNom integration – so that means that Pro Sites users can now also sell and automatically map new domains to their users , woohoo!

Check it out:

Here’s how it works:

Add domain mapping to your WordPress Multisite install
Sell domain names to your users :)

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29 Ways WordPress Is Taking Over Universities and Higher Ed

When CampusPress first started hosting WordPress Multisite networks for schools and universities 5+ years ago, it was pretty much exclusively for blog networks.

But not so today.

With easy to customize themes and the user friendliness of the publishing process, we see WordPress being leveraged to meet dozens of web and technology needs.

And now with improved integration with popular Learning Management Systems, and the new data centers in Europe and Canada, this trend is poised to grow even more.

Take a look at these 29 live sites, all hosted by Edublogs Campus, for inspiration and ideas!
1. Professional Websites
The Ohio State University
u.osu.edu

2. News & Marketing

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