How to Enable Multisite on WordPress

If you’re running many sites that need to run on WordPress, instead of installing a new instance of WordPress for every site, you can run all of your sites from one install.

Configuring Multisite

First thing’s first: backup your WP install! If something goes wrong, then at least you can revert to the backup.

Have you backed everything up? OK, now open up your wp-config.php file.

Copy this line of code:


define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

and scroll down to just above the line that says /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */. Paste the code above that comment, as so:


define('WP_DEBUG', false);

define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

Save it and upload to your server.

Log back into WordPress and go to Network Setup. You may see some instructions as in the following:

networkSettings

Update your config.php and .htaccess files according to the instructions.

Once that’s done, you can go to Network Settings to enter in the specific settings for Multipress.

Managing Your Sites

Now that your network is up and running, you can manage your sites from your dashboard by clicking Sites.

From there you can add or manage sites. Some things to note:

Enjoy!

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