WP-MU 101: How to Install and Avoid Common Mistakes

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How-to & DIY

Published on July 11, 2009

Author: gypsybandito

Source: slideshare.net

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The Wordpress multi-user platform, WP-MU, is a great tool for building communities and portals. It can power mutliple blogs on one domain. But it's not quote the same as regular Wordpress. In this presentation, I will cover:

* Intro: Why WPMU?
* Common Installation Mistakes: WP vs WPMU
* Choices: directory vs subdomain
* Live installation demo

Audience members will leave this presentation understanding what WP-MU is, what it is good for, and how to install and configure it to power their own multi-blog portal.

WP-MU 101: How to Install & Avoid Common Mistakes

WP-MU 101 • My Credentials • What is WP-MU? • Installation: WP v.s. WP-MU • Configuring WP-MU

My Credentials • NOT a Developer. • NOT a Web Designer.

My Credentials • DIY Blogger & Cheapskate

What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress.

What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress. • Everything WordPress does.

What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress • Everything WordPress does. • Scales to tens of millions of pageviews per day.

What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress. • Everything WordPress does. • Scales to tens of millions of pageviews per day. • Unlimited users and blogs.

What is WP-MU? • Multi-User Version of Wordpress. • Everything WordPress does. • Scales to tens of millions of pageviews per day. • Unlimited users and blogs. • Different permissions on different blogs.

What is WP-MU For? • Newspapers like NYT, WSJ, & Le Monde. • Universities like Harvard. • Blog networks. • Niche-specific blog hosts, like Edublogs.

WP vs. WP-MU • Installing WP • Installing WP-MU

Intalling WP • Download & Unzip • Edit wp-config-sample.php • Save as wp-config.php • Upload folder contents to Apache server • Go to: http://domain.com/wp-admin/install.php • Follow the instructions…

Installing WP-MU • Download & Unzip • Edit wp-config-sample.php • Save as wp-config.php • Upload folder contents to Apache server • Go to: http://domain.com/wp-admin/install.php • Follow the instructions…

Installing WP-MU: What you Need •w • MySQL Database 5.0 • s • mod_rewrite on Apache • z • Wildcard DNS Record (optional)

Installing WP-MU • Download & Unzip • Upload folder contents to Apache server • Go to: http://domain.com • Follow the instructions…

Configuration • Sub-domain vs. Sub-directory • Wildcard DNS Record

Configuring WP-MU • d • Adding a Blog • d • The Index Page • d • Adding a Theme

Adding a Theme • Different Themes for each ‘blog’ • Like regular WP, upload themes to domain.com/wp-content/themes/ • Activate Themes as WP-MU admin • Enter admin for specific blog • Select theme

Questions??? s CT Moore www.GypsyBandito.com chris@gypsybandito.com

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