A subdomain based WordPress multisite network uses a prefix in conjunction with the domain name whereas a subdirectory based uses a suffix. For example, SANGKRIT.net is domain name where as System.SANGKRIT.net is a subdomain and SANGKRIT.net/System is a sub directory name.
Unlike to other one click WordPress installations apps, SANGKRIT.net allows you to install WordPress with multisite support in one click and all it takes is less than a minute. Sometime back we have discussed about installing WordPress in one click, now this video tutorial shows how you can install WordPress with multisite network support in one simple click.
In WordPress Multisite Network WordPres automatically uses preset defaults in all newly created subsites. This sometimes creates problem when you want to use your own default settings for each and every blog created in your multisite network.
- Install WordPress
- Add the following line just above /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
- define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);
- Last step enables the Network Setup item in your Tools menu.
- Go to Dashboard => Tools => Network Setup.
- Do as directed. It will ask you to choose from the following two network options:
- Sub-domains — a sub-domain based network in which sub-sites use subdomains. Example: http://lamp.sangkrit.net
- Sub-directories — a path-based network in which sub-sites use directory path. Example: http://sangkrit.net/lamp
- If you choose sub-domain network option then you will need to generate wild card from your c-panel check this tutorial: Subdomain Network: Adding A Wild-Card DNS In DNS Server
- Network details get filled in automatically but you are free to make changes:
- Server Address: The domain of the URL to access your WordPress installation.
- Network Title: The title of your multisite network.
- Admin E-mail: Super admin’s email address for whole network.
- Click the Install button.
- Follow on screen instructions. It provides you with cold blocks to add on your site’s wp-config.php and .htaccess files and prompts you to create a directory:
- Create a directory for media file uploads. Directory should be writable by webserver.
- Add the specified lines to your wp-config.php file
- Add the specified lines to your .htaccess file
If you do not have a .htaccess file, then create it in root directory.
- Clear your browser’s cache and login to your site.
- From your Dashboard at the top left corner you will see My Sites menu. Now you may visit your Network Administration from My Sites => Network Admin => Dashboard.
- Export content of your existing WordPress installations from Dashboard=> Tools=> Export
- Install WordPress
- Activate Multisite by adding define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true); in your wp-config.php
- Open Dashboard of your new WordPress installation.
- Open Tool=> Network Setup from Dashboard and do as directed.
- Create blog for each site you like to import.
- Import each site’s content you exported from old installations from Dashboard=> Tools=> Import
- Install all themes and plugins of your old site if you like and network activate them.
- If your old installations have their own domain names then Map domains to your main site using MU Domain Mapping