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WordPress Multisite Administration

Book Description

A concise guide to set up, manage, and customize your blog network using WordPress Multisite

  • Learn how to configure a complete, functional, and attractive WordPress Multisite
  • Customize your sites with WordPress themes and plugins
  • Set up, maintain, and secure your blog network

In Detail

WordPress is an incredibly popular blogging platform. Few people realize that the software behind WordPress.com, which is a standalone WordPress with multisite enabled, is available for free, for anyone to make use of. WordPress Multisite is a special “mode” built into WordPress, which allows you to create a network of multiple websites, all running on a single installation of WordPress.

WordPress Multisite Administration is an easy-to-understand book filled with information, tips, and best practices to help you create and manage a blog network similar to http://wordpress.com/, by using WordPress Multisite.

WordPress Multisite Administration will take you through all the steps necessary to get WordPress Multisite installed and configured on your server. It covers everything from installation and initial configuration to customizations and some helpful troubleshooting tips.

You will also learn how to build your own blog directory that features the authors in your WordPress Multisite network. The blog directory is built by making use of WordPress child themes, an incredibly useful thing to know how to do.

You'll learn everything you need to know about running and maintaining a WordPress Multisite installation.

Table of Contents

  1. WordPress Multisite Administration
    1. Table of Contents
    2. WordPress Multisite Administration
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    8. 1. Getting Started with WordPress Multisite
      1. System requirements and considerations
      2. Terminology
      3. Installing WordPress
      4. Configuring the WordPress multisite feature
      5. Summary
    9. 2. Customization
      1. Theme management
      2. Plugin management
        1. Third-party plugins and plugins for plugin management
      3. Creating a blog directory / landing page
      4. Summary
    10. 3. User Management and Permissions
      1. The Super Administrator
      2. Individual site management
      3. User roles and permissions
      4. Summary
    11. 4. Protecting Your Multisite Network
      1. Understanding the basics
      2. Securing wp-admin
      3. Securing the wp-includes folder
      4. Securing wp-config.php
      5. Security through obscurity
      6. Backups
      7. Summary
    12. 5. Migrating Multiple WordPress Blogs to a Multisite Network
      1. Exporting your standalone blog content
      2. Importing standalone content to a specific network blog
      3. Installing the WordPress Importer plugin
      4. Importing content to the network site
      5. Summary
    13. 6. Site Optimization
      1. Client-side caching
      2. Server-side caching
        1. Full-featured server-side caching plugins
      3. Lite Cache setup
      4. CDNs and CloudFlare
      5. Summary
    14. 7. Troubleshooting and Maintaining Stability
      1. Backups
      2. Updating the WordPress core
      3. Updating plugins and themes
      4. Resources
      5. Summary
    15. Index