Upfront - Domain mapping and ssl - Many plugins

Hei... I believe i have a somewhat original concept for a multisite network.
A few questions around that. Yes i have read few good forum articles; but couldnt find enough info.

1- Why do i ONLY see Upfront theme... you used to have more themes when i purchased... Are they not being given away/updated? Or are they not multisite worthy?

2-When i go through the plugins list here, i get many ideas and possibilities. But How will Multisite work with say 20-30 of your plugins? (MOST installed on only for the main site.)

3- Once i have my Multisite, i would like to do domain mapping AND i would like to protect all the domains with an SSL encryption since users will be logging in and i want them to feel as safe as possible and also dont want their passwords to be stolen. I will offer Paid services and upgrades but i read that they will be bumped to the secure paypal site so thats ok.

I did read many documentations but i didnt find a concise step by step how to. Do you have a document that will guide me?

Thanks a lot :slight_smile:

  • Rupok

    Hi Levent

    I hope you had a wonderful day.

    1- Upfront is our mighty powerful theme framework and parent theme framework. We have lots of child themes on this. You can get all those child themes from here: https://premium.wpmudev.org/projects/category/themes/

    2- Many of our plugins will work in Multisite. I don't have a list but you can get idea if it will work with Multisite or not from the plugin description page.

    3- Yes. You can easily map domains with SSL support.

    For making paid services, you can use our "Pro Sites" plugin. With Pro Sites, you can create a network of sites with premium services like WordPress.com or Edublogs.org that include paid upgrades, extra storage and lots of other things.

    Please let us know if you have any further confusion. We will be glad to help.

    Have a nice day. Cheers!
    Rupok

  • Levent

    Hey Rupok, thanks for a quick answer and thanks for your wish I spent a wonderful day... It worked so I did :slight_smile:

    I didnt get answers i was looking for yet so im gonna bug you a bit more man :slight_smile:

    1- From your answer i understand, no no more of the old themes... just upfront. Ok,
    That said...
    Upfront, seems nice but the child theme demos so far are very unsinspiring... hope you guys are working on nice templates included in the upfront and exciting and varied Demos...

    2- I meant if i chose to use say 20 of the multisite plugins in my install; would they cause resource problems and slow down the site...

    3- I know that stuff already... but as i need i need, really need a concise guide to how... what SLL and how to really set it up... does that exist? Ive read all out there and its a mess...

    Thanks, &
    have a wonderful day man :slight_smile:
    Levent

  • Rupok

    Hey Levent

    Thanks a lot for your warm wish. Yeah, I'm also having a wonderful day :slight_smile:

    1. "Upfront, seems nice but the child theme demos so far are very unsinspiring"
    >> I do apologize that our demos could not make you inspired. Thanks for letting us know your feeling. I'll contact our developers and will suggest them to bring up more inspiring child-themes in future.

    2. "would they cause resource problems and slow down the site"
    >> It totally depends on your server configuration and capacity. For example, if you have a properly configured server with only 128MB RAM, all these plugins will work fine. One of my testing servers has only 128MB RAM, but on that site, I've already installed more than 50 plugins and it's working fine. So configuration is a big issue.

    Moreover, site traffic is also a very important issue. If you have lots of visitors, then your server will need more resource for serving them.

    What I can confirm you is, our plugins are coded very well, and they don't take any additional resources than other plugins and won't slow down your site in any way in any normal scenario.

    3. "really need a concise guide to how"
    >> There are two type of scenario.
    1. You have a site without SSL. For example, http://www.example.com. It has a subdomain http://one.example.com . Now you have another domain (https://www.xyz.com) which has SSL configured for it. You can simply map https://www.xyz.com to http://one.example.com . It's not a biggie!

    But suppose you want to enable SSL for your full Multisite Network and want to have all the subdomains under SSL, like https://www.example.com and https://one.example.com , then you have to buy wildcard SSL. Wildcard Certificates secure a domain and all of its first-level subdomains. For example, a certificate for *.example.com secures http://www.example.com, mail.example.com, etc.

    Configuring SSL for your server is really complex process and it varies from server to server. You can always ask your host for helping you configuring SSL in your server. They can guide you best as they know their server structure best.

    Please let us know if you have any further confusion. We will be glad to help.

    Have a nice day. Cheers!
    Rupok

  • Levent

    Hei... again a quick reply and on a sunday :slight_smile: Amazing... am i right at guessing that you support guys get a training of some sort and work when you want to from where ever? Or are you sitting at a wpmidev office somewhere with other support guys at given times of days?

    Anyway... Thanks for all the answers... much much better :slight_smile:
    1- Okidoki and thanks. I meant no disrespect. But with the Kleo theme and Divi and Layers giving ridiculously pretty demo templates which you can use and offer to clients; Upfront has to step up :slight_smile: I want to use upfront and will test it as well as the other 3 in 4 paralel and identical MAMP test sites.

    2- So 50 plugins will work on 128MB ram on the server IF its configured propperly.
    But there is no one way to configure a server? Because it might be a linux/apache or a windows server right?For example im now on an apache server... Or Is it ok to ask you the correct configuration if i could give you the exact software they are using?

    And how much traffic is too much for the 128Mb server? 128 Sounds so little now with all the GB and TB around :slight_smile:

    3- Nice explanation man thanks.
    So the first i good if a client has a SSL cert on his/her domain... shttp.client.com
    The domain mapping will make the client.community.com safe and the visitor will see shttp.client.com
    Thats great then i can resell SLL maybe :wink:

    And Ok... Wildcard cert. covers all subdomains... BUT did i not read somewhere that the domain mapping will not work then?

    Thanks for the help and looking forward to your answer... probably in about 12.5 minutes :slight_smile:
    Best Regards,
    Levent

  • Kasia Swiderska

    Hello Levent,

    I'll jump in here.

    am i right at guessing that you support guys get a training of some sort and work when you want to from where ever?

    Yes, you are right - and also our team works from many places around the world (so we cover different times zones).

    1- Okidoki and thanks. I meant no disrespect. But with the Kleo theme and Divi and Layers giving ridiculously pretty demo templates which you can use and offer to clients; Upfront has to step up :slight_smile:

    I believe that when you start using Upfront you will see how much freedom it gives you for creating unique designs with simply drag&drop!

    2- So 50 plugins will work on 128MB ram on the server IF its configured propperly.
    But there is no one way to configure a server? Because it might be a linux/apache or a windows server right?

    Or it can be ngix or Lighttpd. If you are using shared hosting then you cant do much about the configuration. If you decide to get VPS or dedicated server - then I really recommend hiring sysadmin to set it up. Good sysadmin can make real difference.
    We are not here sysadmins - so giving you one ultimate recepie for good server configuration is much out of our scope.

    And how much traffic is too much for the 128Mb server? 128 Sounds so little now with all the GB and TB around :slight_smile:

    Yes, but here we speak about memory of a server - so this is bit different. I'm running a server that has 256MB and gets few thousand Unique Users a day and it handles it "just like that", so I would be worry what it would jump to dozen of hundreds of thousands - but then its time to good cache solutions like Varnish.
    if you don't expect so much traffic, then 128 - 256 MB for server is OK.

    And Ok... Wildcard cert. covers all subdomains... BUT did i not read somewhere that the domain mapping will not work then?

    Hm, I'm not sure where you read that, but Domain Mapping will work with wildcard SSL.
    Please see this blog post https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/ssl-domain-mapping/ about Domain Mapping and SSL.

    kind regards,
    Kasia

  • Levent

    Thanks Kasia... I will try Upfront very very soon...

    I had ofcourse read that page a couple of times before i asked here about the SSL and the domain mapping plugin...
    So the wildcard ssl will cover my maindomain.com And site1.maindomain.com and that can be domainmapped so that site1.com is forwarded to the hidden site1.maindomain.com and is protected by SSL.
    ???
    Will this work for both https://www.site1.com and https://site1.com ??

    thanks again :slight_smile: have a nice day.
    Levent

  • Rupok

    Hi Levent

    I hope you had a wonderful day and had a wonderful Christmas.

    To follow up, lemme let you know some exciting features of our Upfront theme framework. Actually it’s a parent and child theme combo. In practice it’s a completely new way to customize and run a WP site, entirely from your front-end.

    Of course there are a lot of drag and drop theme builders, creators, composers and alike out there. From Headway to Pagelines via Divi past iThemes Builder en route to Themify and onto, naturally, the ever present Visual Composer.

    But let’s be honest, these are, as a rule, not actually front-end, nor are they at all easy to use, and, perhaps most importantly, they just don’t stand up against the competition.

    You can get idea from this GIF file how easy it is to customize your site as your heart want, just from the front-end: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/upfront-makes-it-easy.gif

    Upfront has lots of Amazing elements including Text, Image, Gallery and lots more with all of the core elements. It has Revolutionary Regions, Tantalising Text Editing support, Full Responsiveness lots of other exciting features what makes it the *best* WordPress theme.

    We have 6 amazing starter themes which are very easily customize-able with the power of Upfront. All our starter themes are flexible in styling, supports parallax, sliders and what not? Other themes available in the market are just *beautiful*, and out starter themes are beautiful and mighty. So if you want to design a powerful, flexible, responsive and easy-to-design website, Upfront is your best choice in my opinion.

    You can know more details about Upfront features from here: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/introducing-upfront/

    And let me be specific about one thing in configuring SSL, a wildcard SSL *only* works with *one* domain and all of it's subdomain. So if you purchase wildcard SSL for example.com, then it will work with http://www.example.com, one.example.com, two.example.com, anything.example.com and with *any* subdomain under example.com. But if you map domain.com to, for example, dom.example.com subsite, then dom.example.com will be under SSL, not domain.com. For showing domain.com under SSL, you have to purchase SSL for domain.com again as SSL is *domain specific*.

    I do apologize for the delay, I should have informed you these at the first place. Please let us know if you have any further confusion. We will be glad to help :slight_smile:

    Have a nice day. Cheers!
    Rupok

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