How To Enable / Create Multi-Site Or Multi-Blog In WordPress 3.0


How To Enable / Create Multi-Site Or Multi-Blog In WordPress 3.0

In WordPress 3.0 one of the main feature is merging of the core of WordPress blogging engine and WordPress MU (WPMU) this is used to enable and support multi-user and multi-blog on a single WordPress installation. Now because of this new ability of the merging and integration of WP-MU and WordPress, the ability to run and create more that one or multiple blogs from one WordPress installation is now built-in by default.

The multi-site feature is built-in but the feature is enabled by default, WordPress 3.0 disable’s it by default.

You probably are asking yourself if you can do something about this? Well you can, to enable the multi-site and multi-blog support, all you need to use is this trick:

Edit wp-config.php file on the server with any text editor (e.g. vi), and add the following line of code anywhere in the file:

define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);

Save the edited wp-config.php file, and a new tab Tools -> Network will be accessible from within WordPress admin console, where webmaster can run the Network configuration wizard to create configuration files to enable a network of WordPress sites.

The best way to install multi-site support for network of WordPress sites is on an new installation, it’s also possible to convert existing installation into a WordPress network-supported site, the WordPress network uses subdomains, and the main site in a sub-directory the install will need to use a modified permalink structure, potentially breaking existing links.

Administrators choose to create blogs with URLs of either sub-domains or sub-directories, depending on web host support in case of a new installation of multi-site enabled WordPress. If you are one of the people who intends to map top-level domain names to blogs created on the single multi-site enabled WordPress networks (i.e. the blogs have own URL web address). The WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin is now available, though the current version of plugin does not yet support WordPress 3.0. We wait for developer to officially release WordPress 3 supported plugin, the trunk branch of the plugin, however, contains fix to make the plugin works on WordPress 3.0. Follow instruction on readme.txt to install the plugin.

After the installation of Network is done, a new menu by the name of Super Admin will be shown after user logs out and logs in again, what happens is that the Super Admin menu allows administrators to control and manage all sites on the network for individual sites within the network you can still access admin and functions like an typical normal WordPress site just add /wp-admin/ to the end of URL address. Enjoy and let me know how you did.

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