Multisite is a fantastic tool for WordPress on its own, but there are some plugins available that make it even better. Here's our pick of the must-have plugins every network admin should have in their toolkit.
WordPress Multisite is relatively straightforward to set up but uninstalling it can be a challenge for the uninitiated. Find out how to quickly remove Multisite and get your site back to running a single WordPress install.
Not sure about whether or not to take the leap and start using WordPress Multisite? In this comprehensive guide we cover everything from what it is and how to set it up and how to create your own network of successful sites.
How do you backup your site? In today's post we review our top seven favorite backup plugins.
If you've ever set up a WordPress Multisite install and then decided to swap from sub-directories to sub-domains, or the other way around, you would know it's not as simple as clicking a few buttons.
If you try to make the switch manually, it's likely you'll be met with errors that are somewhat difficult to decipher, and the WordPress Codex doesn't clearly spell out
In today's post, we'll go through the steps you need to take to switch your sub-directory and sub-domain settings.
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.
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.
Our very own Aaron Edwards and Ronnie Burt are excited and honored to be speaking at WordCamp Austin about WordPress Multisite today!
Here are the slides and references to accompany the presentation:
Links and References
Aaron on Twitter: @UglyRobotDev
Ronnie on Twitter: @RonnieBurt
Codex: What is Multisite?
Codex: How To Enable Multisite
WPMU DEV WordPress Multisite Manual
Example Open Multisite Networks
Example Closed Multisite Networks
What’s Different About Multisite?
Codex: The Network Admin
Codex: The Super Admin
Codex: Must Use Plugins
WPMU DEV Manual: Managing Themes
WPMU DEV Manual: Managing Plugins
Mika Epstein: I Don’t Care If You Use Multisite
WPMU DEV Blog: Multisite Guide for Beginners
MOZ: Subdomain vs. Subdirectory
WordPress.org: Potential Multisite Roadmap
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.
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.