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WordPress 4.0 Site Blueprints - Second Edition by Rachel McCollin

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Chapter 3. Creating a Network of Sites

WordPress has a secret. Not only can you use it to create a single website for yourself or your clients, but you can also use one WordPress installation to create as many sites as you like, simply by activating WordPress Multisite.

In this chapter, you'll learn:

  • What Multisite is
  • When you might use it
  • How to install Multisite
  • How to create sites in your network
  • How to let people create their own site on your network, with or without payment
  • How to avoid splogs and spammy sites on your network

So, let's start by examining what Multisite is and how it can help you.

Introducing WordPress Multisite

So, what is Multisite? It's defined on the Codex as follows:

"A feature of WordPress 3.0 and later versions that allows multiple ...

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