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Don't Use WordPress Multisite

Don't Use WordPress Multisite

Run away! This is terrible! Never use it! It's the worst thing ever... No. No it's not. Multisite is AWESOME. As long as you understand what you're getting into.

Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

July 26, 2013

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  2. DreamHost WordPress Support Manager and Community Specialist (aka ‘Guru’) Mika

    “Ipstenu” Epstein Half-Elf, Half-Unicorn •  Support Rep •  Plugin Reviewer •  Core Contributor •  Beta Tester •  Trainer WordPress.Org ….

    I Can … isn’t a great business model
  4. Multisite is a Good Sharer —  One install of core

    code —  Common user base —  Shared plugins —  Shared (controlled) themes
  5. Multisite is a Bad Secret Keeper —  Logged in users

    are logged in for all sites —  User profiles are the same for all sites —  Changes to theme files are changed for all sites
  6. It Can’t Do Everything Easily —  It’s not easy to

    share content or menus —  SubFolder sites have / blog/ in their URL —  Restricting plugins is complicated —  Creating special user roles is hard —  Moving it (or just one site off it) is tricksy
  7. Look Before you Leap —  Who is the site for?

    —  How do they currently use WordPress? —  Will you always want them on the network?
  8. Consider Your Themes & Plugins! —  Plugins are not evil

    —  Good themes are totally awesome —  Put your own ‘functions’ in mu- plugins
  9. Dev Work “I want to build it on Multisite and

    move it as soon as it’s done.”
  10. The End! You can find me at http://halfelf.org Grumpy cat

    images credited to http://www.grumpycats.com/