2. WordPress Multisite
Converting your standard WordPress installation into a multisite network is a great way to expand your site’s potential.
To get started with WordPress multisite, check out our Ultimate Guide to WordPress Multisite.
2.1 How to Activate MultisiteLink to chapter 1
Multisite lets you create and manage an unlimited number of sites on a single WordPress installation. Put all your client sites on a network to save time when making updates or manage millions of blogs like WordPress.com or Edublogs.org.
In this section, we walk you through turning your WordPress installation into a network by activating Multisite.
Setup Your Network
In this video we cover:
- Backup wp-config.php and .htaccess files
- Enable “Network Setup” in the wp-config.php file
- Choose a network structure – Sub-domains or Sub-directories
- Add WordPress generated Multisite activation code to your wp-config.php
- Replace mod_rewrite rules with new rules in the .htaccess file
If your site is hosted by WPMU DEV, you can enable multisite with a single click. See our WPMU DEV Hosting > Tools doc for details.
2.2 Migrate a Single Site into MultisiteLink to chapter 2
In this section, we look at how to merge WordPress sites into a Multisite network. Also check out our blog post on moving a single WordPress site into a multisite network.
There are many reasons why you might want to do this, for example:
- Save time. Instead of installing and upgrading WordPress, themes and plugins across many sites, you can do all of these things just once.
- Easily manage your clients’ sites. If you manage sites for multiple clients, Multisite allows you to control all of your client sites from one place.
This video provides a step-by-step guide for migrating single sites into Multisite.
Visit the WPMU DEV blog for an in-depth guide to Migrating Multiple Blogs into WordPress Multisite.
If you get stuck, our WordPress support superheroes are available around the clock.