How To Enable Multisite Option On Your WordPress

WordPress multisite

Today I was surfing some stuff on the internet and was busy with the blogging too. Then suddenly I got to know a thing about a provision in WordPress sites. So I thought that why not to share this thing with my readers? So today I am sharing a wonderful feature which is how to enable multisite option on your WordPress. So lets begin.

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Advantages of WordPress Multisite

  • Users are able to easily access and handle Multisites with a single user account and profile.
  • Theme functionality can be distributed with multiple websites using a parent-child theme connection or a  performance plug-in.
  • Users can access a particular website using the same account.
  • Details from one Website can be absolutely separated from others.
  • Details from one Websites can be quickly distributed to others.
  • Customization are made once time and not per installation.
  • By logging into one blog, we have access to each of them.

The Process of  install and configure Multisite

The real procedure of transforming a website to multisite is fairly simple. It only requires a few moments. If you are going to do it, Be sure to continue but be careful, and make sure you have a back-up of your website.

You will need FTP (File Transfer Protocol) access to your WordPress installation.

Step-1 : Enabling the Multisite

[alert style=”green”] Add define (‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true); to your WP-CONFIG.php file above where it says /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */: [/alert]

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Step-2 : Install Network Setup 

You have successfully Install WordPress multisite function, but now you will need to make some configurations.

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[alert style=”green”] Log into your WordPress website with your admin account. now You should see that Network Setup has been added to your Tools menu item. [/alert]

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Step-3 : Enabling the Network

Once you have complete the installation you will need to make some significant changes to your .htaccess and wp-config.php file. These changes will vary depending upon your specific installation, so be sure to follow the customized WordPress instructions that are provided.Be sure to continue but be careful, and make sure you have a back-up of your .htaccess and  wp-config.php file

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Once you are done, your wp-config.php and .htaccess files will look like this:

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Network Admin dashboard

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From the Network Admin dashboard, you will be to add new sites, and manage your plugins, users and themes. There will be some new principles to familiarize yourself with, but the main thing that you need understand is the settings on the multisite network will automatically apply themselves to the new blogs.

Note: A Main thing About Permalinks

The only problems that we experienced with our multisite discussion was relevant to the framework of the permalinks. Typically,we have normally used /blog/%postname%/ or %postname% for our primary blog. Because we were already using a subdirectory for our blog, WordPress wanted to insert a second /blog subdirectory in our url.

Unnecessary to say, this split all of the old hyperlinks on our website. The problem was not quickly fixed, due to some oddities with WordPress itself.

[alert style=”green”] 1.  blog site set Settings -> Permalinks -> Common Setting -> Default

2. Network Admin Panel -> Sites -> (root site) Permalink Sturcture -> /%category%/%post_id% [/alert]

Well, this was my experience which I shared with you all. What about you? Have you applied the same thing for your WordPress site. If yes then feel free to share your own experience with us and if No, then try out this article.
Also you can drop your experience of trying out this “tutorial”.

Mosam Gor

A tech-blogger. WordPress caprice. Simplistic. A geek. SocialMediaMarketer. Music and Movie freak. Affiliate marketer. Short tempered. Crazy about Gadgets. An Strong experienced in web designing through HTML and CSS.For me free time means playing with WordPress and maintaining my other blogs and websites. I am interested in playing “tabla, djembe & piano”. Add me on Google+

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29 Responses

  1. Nishant says:

    Hi Mosam

    Really a great post, You explained each and every step very nicely. For a moment I also thought that I should enable it on my blog too, and I will but later

    and you know what, Softaculous now allows you to enable this multisite feature when you are installing wordpress so that you don’t have to do this geeky stuff with your site later

    Thanks for this awesome read 🙂

    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hello Nishant,

      thanks for the letting know about the Softaculous. 🙂 this tutorial is useful for who change current WordPress website to WordPress multisite network. by the way thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :).

      stay coming and stay updated 😉 😛

      -Mosam

  2. This is the most useful feature, yet, I was not studying about this. Thanks for the detailed procedure. I may try to install multiple blogs under same WordPress for my next project.

    Because we need to change codes in .htaccess and wpconfig, we need to be ready with FTP software and backups of those files. Sometimes, they invite unnecessary troubles. Appreciate you to emphasis this fact multiple times in your post.
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    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hello Suresh Sir,

      yes, you are right any small mistake while editing the .htaccess and wp-config.php file they invite unnecessary troubles. thanks for the stopping by and sharing your views 🙂

      stay updated and stay rocking 😉 😛

      -Mosam

  3. Hey brother thanks for your awesome information. it helped me allot. Hope you keep sharing some more valuable tips for us.

  4. With WordPress Multisite option you can manage all your WordPress sites from one single location and many people to have several WordPress sites find this feature useful. I knew about WordPress multisites but i never knew how to go about it. Thanks for sharing such an amazing tutorial, will consider enabling this feature on my blog.

    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hello Nwosu,

      yes, we can manage all WordPress websites from one single location. glad you like the tutorial and let me know when you are complete your wordpress multisite feature and tell about your experience btw.! thanks for the stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂

      stay updated and stay rocking 😉 😛

      -Mosam

  5. Pawan says:

    Hey Mosam,

    I think the same option is available while installing a fresh WordPress on blog through cPanel. Just a reminder to those who are looking forward to start their new blog. Those who’ve already started their blog can certainly follow this technique. 😉

    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hello Pawan,

      Thanks For Letting Me Know this feature. 🙂 this tutorial is useful for who change current WordPress website to WordPress multisite network. by the way thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂 .

      stay coming and stay updated 😉 😛

      -Mosam

  6. Sriram says:

    Great info Mosam. I think ManageWP uses the same principle, right?
    Thanks for the detailed info.

    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hello Sriram,

      No, manage wp not uses the same concept and method about manage multiple website through single location. manage wp works on DNS concept. by the way thanks for the stopping by and sharing your views 🙂

      stay updated and stay rocking 😉 😛

      -Mosam

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    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hello marilyn,

      thanks for the Letting Me Know this wonderful offer for a great tutorial. thanks for the offer and sharing your views 😉

      stay updated and stay rocking 😉 😛

      -Mosam

  8. Thanks for the tutorial. Will surely use this tutorial in future if i needed to enable multisite option.

    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hello Varun,

      glad you like the tutorial and let me know when you are complete your wordpress multisite feature and tell about your experience btw.! thanks for the stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂

      stay updated and stay rocking 😉 😛

      -Mosam

  9. Mosam Gor says:

    Hello Abhishek,

    yes, you are absolutely right We can save much time by enabling WordPress multisite option. Thanks for the stopping by and sharing your views 🙂

    stay updated and stay coming 😉 😛

    -Mosam

  10. Thanks for sharing the helpful tutorial Mosam, good stuff here.

    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hello Ryan,

      Glad to see you here. thanks for stopping by and sharing your views 🙂

      stay updated and stay rocking 😉 😛

      -Mosam

  11. Hey Mosam i have not heard about Softaculous given a great tutorial would like to check with my blog thanks for sharing it

  12. Nirmala says:

    I didn’t even know about multisite option in WordPress, as am new to it.

    I like the way you’ve presented a detailed post with its advantages and useful tutorial.

    Sure, will try to implement it to get its benefits 🙂

    Keep continue your great work Mosam 🙂

  13. Hiten says:

    Hi Mosam,

    This is an excellent post. I’ve always wondered how one could manage multiple wordpress sites through one account.

    Many thanks for this comprehensive guide on how we can do so.

  14. Erwin says:

    Hi Mosam,

    I have just knew if WordPress has a multisite option. That it sounded interesting, but it seems quite risky if one site down can lead the rest go down too. CMIIW

  15. Gautams says:

    Really interesting and helping post for a newbie like me. Thanks bro for sharing this kind of stuff.

  16. Gaurav says:

    i know to much from this post now i am going to do implement from this knowledge thanx, for this awesome post

  17. Vicky says:

    Hello,

    Well to be honest i know wordpress can be configured to a multi site option but never tried. The guide is really detailed and informative.

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Dharmesh says:

    This is really amazing and useful share here
    I really appreciate your work I was searching want to give it a try myself
    thanks for this share

  19. Ravi Verma says:

    Hi Mosam,

    This is somewhat new to me. I head heard that we can create multisite in WordPress, but never tries to know how it can be achieved. You post has really something good to learn about wordpress. Though I’m not in development field, but still I like such kinda tutorials.

    Regards
    ~Ravi

  20. Samir says:

    Great post and I was just planning to create a multisite option for new project and it seems this post has helped me a lot and I can easily get some additional info about it.

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