Top 10 WordPress Resources - Part 1

WordPress Multisite Migration Scenarios & Domain Mapping

WordPress Multisite projects often don't start from scratch. You might have existing websites and data that need to be "poured" into your new Multisite network. In other cases you might need to "rip out" one or more sub-sites from the large Multisite and run them as independent instances. Another related subject is how to manage the mapping of sub-sites within the network to sub-domains or sub-directories. Below we collected our top 10 resources on managing WordPress Multisite migrations (full and partial) and mapping sub-sites to their respective domains.

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WordPress Multisite Migration Scenarios

Migrating WordPress (and Multisite!) to a new server

If your website has outgrown your basic hosting plan, it's probably time to upgrade and move to a new, bigger and better server. The WordPress Codex has a guide to moving WordPress, but it contains so much information that it's overwhelming and difficult to follow.

Migrate WordPress Multisite Database

Today we'll look at how to migrate a WordPress Multisite domain from local to live. I spend a lot of time performing web development with Multisite on a local virtual server and one of the main issues is how to migrate a WP database from local to live. To ease the pain, I have created some SQL Queries that you can use. Once all the WordPress files are on the new site’s server we can begin!

How to Export a Sub Site from a WordPress Multisite

A step by step guide on how to export a specific sub-site from a WordPress Multisite network, using a database dump with a few find/replace commands. This in my opinion the better option as you’ll have all the database information and settings. You’ll need to FTP and download your theme, plugins and media library.

WordPress multisite migration checklist

The purpose of these instructions is to catalog all the quarks that come up when manually moving a website in/out of WordPress Multisite. For our example we'll be transferring a single sub-site from one Multisite to another Multisite.

Moving WordPress: Moving a Site Out of a Multisite Network

Sometimes a site has been created in a WordPress Multisite network but needs to be moved to its own single site installation. There are a few scenarios where this might happen including: The site has grown too large to be contained in the network. The site needs its own IP address.

Simon Coopey's Techy Bits: WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping - ISPConfig 3

I'm going to assume you're familiar with setting up and installing WordPress and installing plugins and have an intermediate knowledge of hosting and domains. This isn't a tutorial, more of a checklist, but if you have any questions then please ask in the comments below.


WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping

Setting Up a Wordpress Multisite Subdomain

Once your multisite is active, you can add a virtually unlimited number of subdomains to the network. It is just important to remember that the subdomains being created are virtual instead of physical. If you attempt to setup a physical subdomain, there is a good chance it isn’t going to work properly. Here’s how to make sure you get this part of the process right.

The Easiest WordPress Multisite How To (with Domain Mappings)

WordPress Multisite allows a single WordPress installation to host multiple sites - with each site on a separate domain name (when using domain mappings). The Multisite network uses the same WP directory/files (including the themes and plugins within), WP database, and WP configuration file (wp-config.php).

Simon Coopey's Techy Bits: WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping - ISPConfig 3

I'm going to assume you're familiar with setting up and installing WordPress and installing plugins and have an intermediate knowledge of hosting and domains. This isn't a tutorial, more of a checklist for setting up a WordPress Multisite network on your server with the ISPConfig 3 control panel.

 

WORDPRESS MULTISITE AT LARGE SCALE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

WORDPRESS MULTISITE AT LARGE SCALE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

Is WordPress Multisite the right choice for your large-scale WordPress site? What's the best way to manage a complex web operation in WordPress? Detailed best practices from Pantheon, based on our experience running thousands of mission critical WordPress sites.