How to install WordPress Multisite

WordPress Multisite is an option that allows you to create an unlimited amount of sites under one WordPress installation. With WordPress Multisite you can have control over a bunch of sites from one place.

It is recommended to use WordPress Multisite option if you qualify for one of the following cases:

  • A network of websites or blogs for the company
  • A network of websites managed by agency or developer
  • A SaaS (software as a service) that requires site network for distribution

To setup WordPress Multisite you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Install WordPress on your web server. Read a detailed tutorial on how to install WordPress.
  2. Open a wp-config.php file and allocate very last line:
    /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
  3. Just above this line, add following code:
    define( ‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true );
  4. Don’t forget to save your wp-config.php file
  5. Open WordPress admin panel to install a Multisite network. Go to Tools – Network Setup and select either to use subdomains or directories
  6. Select a title and e-mail address for your network (or leave them as default)
  7. Click Install button
  8. Modify wp-config.php and .htaccess files (WordPress will display the exact lines of code that needs to be adjusted)

How to setup WordPress Multisite