WordPress Multisite is a regularly used term in WordPress Glossary which allows a user to create a “Network of sites” with a single WordPress installation. Check this article to know about what Is WordPress Multisite and How Does It Works?
What Is WordPress Multisite?
Multisite is a feature in WordPress which allows users to create a “Network of sites” with a single WordPress installation.
How Does WordPress Multisite Works?
If you require more than one WordPress website, managing and branding them all can be a lot of work. Its more way easier if you interconnect all websites and manage them all from one place.
WordPress Multisite allows users to create a Network of sites that are separated on the front end and interconnected on the back end.
Although all sites share the same WordPress installation, they don’t have their own directories on the server but they have separate directories for media uploads within the shared installation. Each site shares the same database with its own set of tables.
By setting up WordPress Multisite, you can create an entire network of sites and manage them all from one place as a super admin. Super admin has access to all primary website, subsites and network area of the website.
Super admin has top-level control on the entire network. Super admin can install plugins and themes which will be available for all connected subsites. In addition, super admin can create a subsite as well as they can delete the old ones.
At the same time, every individual subsite will be managed by a different admin user. They can choose which feature can be activated on their site but they cannot install themes and plugins on their subsite.
Types of MultiSite Networks:
Multisite provides two different network types.
- Domain-based networks
- Path-based networks
A Domain-based network maps different domain names to the same directory in the server where WordPress is installed. You can do this in various ways, such as
- Configuring wildcard subdomains
- Configuring virtual hosts
- Creating add-on domains or subdomains in web hosting Cpanel
Example: A user can create a subsite like site.example.com
Here “site” is a subdomain and example.com is a root domain.
Path-based networks use URLs like www.example.com/site. This type of network requires pretty permalinks enabled on your website to work well.
Here “site” is a path and example.com is a root domain.
You can decide which type of network is required and you can create a Network of sites using WordPress Multi-Site feature.
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