10 Multisite

WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?            

  • Understanding WordPress Multisite
  • Differences between Multisite and standard WordPress
  • Installing and configuring a Multisite network
  • Coding for Multisite
  • Multisite database schema

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER            

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at www.wrox.com/go/wordpress3e on the Download Code tab. The code is in the Chapter 10 download file and individually named according to the code file names throughout the chapter.

WordPress Multisite is a powerful core feature in WordPress. When enabled, Multisite allows you to create multiple websites with a single install of WordPress. This makes it easy to rapidly launch new WordPress websites. A Multisite network can even allow open user and site registration, enabling anyone to create a new site in your network. The largest WordPress Multisite network is WordPress.com, which is a great example of what Multisite can be.

WHAT IS MULTISITE?

Prior to WordPress 3.0, Multisite was called WordPress MU (or multi-user) and was a separate software package that needed to be downloaded and installed. WordPress 3.0 merged MU into the core of WordPress, and WordPress Multisite was born.

Multisite is not enabled by default, so it’s important to understand the differences before enabling Multisite in your WordPress installation.

Multisite Terminology

It’s important to understand the terminology used throughout this chapter when working with WordPress ...

Get Professional WordPress: Design and Development, 3rd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.