Multisite in WordPress – Guide for Beginners

Multisite in WordPress – Guide for Beginners

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Multisite : A feature of WordPress 3.0 and later versions that allows multiple virtual sites to share a single WordPress installation : Define by WordPress Codex. 

Which means multisite allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Multisite network isn’t much more complicated than installing a normal WordPress site, and updating Multisite is exactly the same as updating any WordPress site.
There are two different things in Multisite article :

Network which refers to the entire Multisite Network, i.e same as your WordPress Installation. and the Site which refers to one of the sites or blogs created as part of the network.

How to enable Multisite Network in WordPress: First Thing you need to do is obviously Install WordPress.
After installing, edit the file config.php, and add the following code just before That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging.

/* Multisite */
define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

Save the config.php file. then Goto Tools >> Network Setup. This is the place Where We'll configure WordPress Multisite Network.

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On the network set up a screen, you need to choose whether you want network sites to be on their own subdomains or sub-directories. If you choose subdomains, then you will have to change your DNS settings for domain mapping.

Plugins Reviews Multisite in WordPress choose Network setup Installation
Edit the title of your network and email address of the network administrator when prompted, or leave them as they are. Click the Install button.

The final step is to copy some code provided by WordPress into your wp-config.php and .htaccess file. Both files are located in your WordPress root directory.

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Once you have successfully updated both files. You will have to login again to your WordPress admin area. After the login you will see WordPress Multisite Network menu on top in the WordPress admin bar.

In Multisite, There is a Network admin, The WordPress Super Admin user has access to all of the sites on the network. This is done through the Network Admin menu. The Super Admin can activate, deactivate, uninstall the Plugins or Themes of all the Users Sites By just clicking on Network Activate.

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WordPress Multisite Network Settings:
Take your mouse over to My Sites in WordPress admin bar and then click on Dashboard. This is the dashboard for your Multisite network. You can add or delete sites, install plugins and themes, and manage users from here.

Creating a Site:

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Manage Multisite network Settings:

Go to Settings >> Network Settings. Here, you can open your website for registration. You can allow users to create their accounts and create sites. However, you can leave registration disabled if you want to manually add users and sites yourself.

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I Himani Bhardwaj founder of Plugins Reviews and also a Professional Developer. I'm a Passionate self-made Girl and plays an active role in the activities of WordPress Plugin Reviews I have also attended Chandigarh WordPress Meetup Sessions. I run an online website geared to help those who wants to Know about WordPress Topmost Plugins, Themes and also who wants to learn about PHP Concepts

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