WordPress Multisite Administration

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

WordPress Multisite Administration

Tyler L. Longren

A concise guide to set up, manage, and customize your blog network using WordPress multisite
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783282470
Paperback106 pages

Book Description

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

Chapter 1: Getting Started with WordPress Multisite
System requirements and considerations
Terminology
Installing WordPress
Configuring the WordPress multisite feature
Summary
Chapter 2: Customization
Theme management
Plugin management
Creating a blog directory / landing page
Summary
Chapter 3: User Management and Permissions
The Super Administrator
Individual site management
User roles and permissions
Summary
Chapter 4: Protecting Your Multisite Network
Understanding the basics
Securing wp-admin
Securing the wp-includes folder
Securing wp-config.php
Security through obscurity
Backups
Summary
Chapter 5: Migrating Multiple WordPress Blogs to a Multisite Network
Exporting your standalone blog content
Importing standalone content to a specific network blog
Installing the WordPress Importer plugin
Importing content to the network site
Summary
Chapter 6: Site Optimization
Client-side caching
Server-side caching
Lite Cache setup
CDNs and CloudFlare
Summary
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Stability
Backups
Updating the WordPress core
Updating plugins and themes
Resources
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Create a WordPress multisite network, similar to http://wordpress.com/
  • Learn theme and plugin activation and management
  • Make a custom blog directory featuring network author content
  • Secure your WordPress Multisite installation
  • Migrate multiple regular WordPress sites into one WordPress Multisite installation
  • Tips and best practices for optimization
  • Update themes, plugins, and WordPress core
  • Create a basic WordPress child theme for the blog directory
  • Set up multiple sites on your WordPress multisite network

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with WordPress Multisite
System requirements and considerations
Terminology
Installing WordPress
Configuring the WordPress multisite feature
Summary
Chapter 2: Customization
Theme management
Plugin management
Creating a blog directory / landing page
Summary
Chapter 3: User Management and Permissions
The Super Administrator
Individual site management
User roles and permissions
Summary
Chapter 4: Protecting Your Multisite Network
Understanding the basics
Securing wp-admin
Securing the wp-includes folder
Securing wp-config.php
Security through obscurity
Backups
Summary
Chapter 5: Migrating Multiple WordPress Blogs to a Multisite Network
Exporting your standalone blog content
Importing standalone content to a specific network blog
Installing the WordPress Importer plugin
Importing content to the network site
Summary
Chapter 6: Site Optimization
Client-side caching
Server-side caching
Lite Cache setup
CDNs and CloudFlare
Summary
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Stability
Backups
Updating the WordPress core
Updating plugins and themes
Resources
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781783282470
Paperback106 pages
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