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Can I use WordPress MultiSite? (Multi User / WPMU)
Can I use WordPress MultiSite? (Multi User / WPMU)

This article explains how to convert an existing WordPress Install over to Multi Site or Multi User (WPMU)

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Written by Nick
Updated over a week ago

This guide takes you through the steps of converting a standard WordPress install to use multisite.

1. Configure WordPress to allow MultiSite

Add the following config to your WordPress site to allow MultiSite.

define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

To change these in the Wordify WordPress > CONFIG menu, click edit on the existing config item, or create a new one to look this:

2. Configure your MultiSite Network

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard.

  2. Navigate to Tools > Network Setup.

  3. Choose the desired network structure (subdomains or subdirectories) and fill in the required fields.

  4. Click the "Install" button.

3. Update the wp-config.php and .htaccess files

After clicking "Install," WordPress will provide you with code snippets to add to your wp-config.php and .htaccess files.

  1. Use the Wordify config manager or access your website files using an SFTP client.

  2. Open the wp-config.php file or use the Wordify config manager and add the provided code snippet just above the line /* That's all, stop editing! Happy publishing. */

  3. Save and close the wp-config.php file.

  4. Locate the .htaccess file in the root directory of your WordPress installation.

  5. Replace the existing content of the .htaccess file with the provided code snippet.

  6. Save and close the .htaccess file.

4. Log in and set up the multisite network

  1. Log out of your WordPress admin dashboard.

  2. Log in again using your existing credentials.

  3. You should now see a "My Sites" menu in the top left corner of the admin dashboard, indicating that your multisite network is active.

  4. Navigate to "My Sites" > "Network Admin" > "Dashboard" to manage your multisite network.

If you need any help, please reach out and we'll gladly convert the site for you.

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