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

2. News & Marketing


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Display Network-Activated Plugins On WordPress Multisite Blogs

Assessing which plugins are active in a WordPress multisite network can sometimes be a challenge. This is because plugins can be active on one site or network activated across all sites. However, the only place where you can see which plugins are network activated is within the network admin dashboard. This can be confusing because the individual sites’ plugin pages does not list network-activated plugins, even though they are operational on all sites.


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7 Ways To Make WordPress Multisite Work for You

If you’re new to Multisite you may feel as though you’ve been tricked. You were told that it makes managing multiple WordPress sites so much more convenient, so you’ve jumped in with both feet. But now you’re finding new limitations and complexities.

Don’t panic. Here’s what you need to do to get to the other side where you can say “I got this” and finally have multisite working for you.

1. Give yourself a crash course in WordPress Multisite


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How to Use Akismet on WordPress Multisite with 1 License Key

Millions of sites depend on the Akismet service for blocking the never-ending flood of comment spam targeted at WordPress. Today we have a handy tip for WordPress multisite super admins that should save you quite a bit of time in the future.

Did you know that you can actually hard code your API key into your config file so that it works for your entire multisite network?

There is a little note at the top of the akismet.php file that says:

/** If you hardcode a API key here, all key config screens will be hidden */


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5 Backup Solutions for WordPress Multisite Networks

There are hundreds of ways to backup WordPress sites but very few of them are compatible with multisite networks.

When you operate a multisite network, you’re responsible not only for the work you have put into creating the main site but also for the hard work that everyone else has put into their websites on your network. It would be tragic to lose all of that data due to a hosting failure, DDoS attack or some other misfortune that might befall your network.


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WordPress for Universities and Higher Ed

It is no secret that WordPress is everywhere, and that includes a growing presence in the land of academia.

Colleges and universities are leveraging the power and flexibility of WordPress for everything from the main university website, to course blogs, student portfolios, faculty sites, and more.

The very same team behind this blog and WPMU DEV also run Edublogs – the most popular managed hosting WordPress solution for schools and universities around the world.

In fact, WPMU DEV was born because we were building plugins and tools for Edublogs and people kept asking us for them!


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How To Clean Up Unused Plugins in WordPress Multisite

Do you ever find yourself staring at a long list of installed plugins, wondering which ones are safe to delete? WordPress multisite networks can bulk up on plugins fairly quickly. Every now and then a good old-fashioned spring cleaning is in order.

Checking through each site on your network to see what plugins are in use is simply not an option. The task is much too tedious for a busy site admin like yourself. That’s where Plugin Activation Status saves the day. It essentially performs a plugin audit so that you can get rid of any extra baggage.


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WordPress Multisite with Nginx – How to set it all up and enjoy the blazing fast consequences

Recently, due to the many attacks launched on the internet, especially the botnet DDoS attacking WordPress hosts, I was forced to move some of my sites to a shared server — a virtual machine — with little memory and just a slice of one CPU core.

This required rethinking the whole strategy of hosting them: instead of having huge server with almost unlimited memory, disk space, many CPU cores, and infinite resources, I had to somehow extract the same amount of performance out of this tiny virtual server. How?


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How To Redirect Nonexistent Blogs in WordPress Multisite

On a very active WordPress multisite network, blogs can come and go. Perhaps a user hasn’t renewed his membership or simply decided to delete his blog. Other sites may still be linking to that nonexistent blog. The default behavior of WordPress is to direct you to a 404 error page when you try to visit a nonexistent blog. Unless you’ve taken great care to make your 404 error page useful and engaging, the visitor has probably reached a dead end.


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