Best Practices for Using Wordpress as Saas Website Provider

Hi, I'm planning on using Wordpress as the core of offering templated websites that will be sold to small businesses on a subscription billing model. I've been assuming that multisite is the best approach to that but am open to suggestions. Any configuration options, key plugins, etc from anyone else running a similar setup would be awesome to hear about!

  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hiya,

    Greetings and thanks for your post. It's a nice idea.

    Templated blogs can be offered using New Blog Templates plugin
    You can also monetize the network and restrict access to certain plugins and themes using the Pro Sites plugin.

    Apart from that, Ultimate Branding will add on to the beauty by customizing the network in your company's name.

    The key is, you will have to move step by step and ensure that the first step is working fine before you take the next step.

    Cheers, PC

  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    First thing you will face is Splogs. So you should use the Anti Splog plugin to deal with it.

    Make sure you are using a good hosting provider to host your network. Ones who lockdown the accounts are always better then the ones who don't.

    Cheers, PC

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