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I went to the Auckland WordPress user group meetup yesterday and there was a great talk by Dee Teal aka “Web Princess” about WordPress multisite installations.
These are many websites created in a network and managed centrally. A neat addition to the WP functionality.
Here are three of her slides.
I think this is a really useful new feature set and have already mentioned it to a client. If you would like to know whether multisite is suitable for your business – get in touch.
Domain structures for WP Multisite
How to tell if Multisite is right for what you need
Not every network or group of websites should use Multisite – an agency with a long client list for example should not do this because extracting one site and removing from the group is time consuming, plus all user data is shared across all sites and that conflicts client confidentiality.
Skills you need to administer WordPress multisite
The systems administrator needs to have these skillsets and expertise in order to manage the network successfully.