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How to Create a WordPress Multisite Network A WordPress multisite network enables you to make a one-time WordPress installation and run several WordPress sites on it. You will be able to set up new sites from time to time and manage them all with the same username and password. you can even let others create their own blogs right on your domain. What You Need to Create a WordPress Multisite Network Good WordPress hosting is key to running a WordPress multisite network. If you’re not expecting a lot of visitors or if you don’t even plan on creating too many sites, shared hosting is okay. But because of the nature of multisites, you might need a dedicated server or VPA as you create more and more sites. On top of web hosting, you must also have a background on WordPress installations and FTP file editing. Advantages of Shifting to a Multisite Network There are plenty of reasons to shift to a multisite network, and the following are the key advantages: > quick and easy access to multiple blogs > automatic theme and plugin distribution and upgrade across all sites
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> microsettings and configurations for each blog Steps to Create a WordPress Multisite Network 1. Choose a domain structure. In WordPress multisite networks, sites are installed either in subdomains or subdirectories. If you pick subdomains, you need to configure wildcard subdomains on the server. Otherwise, if you choose subdirectories, then just enable your root site’s pretty permalinks. 2. Enable WordPress multisite network feature. All WordPress installs have a built in multisite network feature. Thus, you just need to install WordPress as you typically would. The feature may also be enabled on any existing WordPress site. 3. Set the network up. Once you have enabled your WordPress site’s multisite network feature, you can set up your network. But don’t forget to deactivate all plugins on your site first. 4. Configure the settings on your network. Once you have set up the multisite network, you have to configure the network settings (find the button on the admin sidebar). 5. Open the multisite network for registrations. Perhaps the most important step in your network setup is Registration Settings. Both user and site registrations are disabled by default. It’s your choice to open your site for user signups, allow current users to setup more new sites, or accept both site and user registrations. 6. Upload settings for the network. You have to keep an eye on server resource usage. You can set limits on the space a site may use for uploads on the Upload Settings section. The default setting is 100MB equivalent to around 100 photo uploads. You can adjust this space depending on the size of your disk space. 7. Add new plugins, sites, and themes. Theme and plugin installations by individual site administrators are not allowed by default. Only the network admin can do that.