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WordPress multisite is the same software that WordPress.com is built on. It allows you to create as many different WordPress sites as you want from a single database.

Some fun facts:

– WordPress.com hosts 37+ million sites using the WordPress multisite setup, which means they all run on one database.
– A regular WordPress site has 11 tables in the database. The first site in WordPress multisite network will also have 11 tables. Every site after that will add 9 tables to the same database which contains the data for the new site. So if you have 37+ million sites in your network you’ll have 333 million tables in your database.

Here are the steps to configure a WordPress multisite install.

1. Make sure you have a domain in your hosting account. Either a root domain or an add-on domain. If you need help with Add-on domains watch this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4u7SUPB8ks

2. Download the WordPress files from WordPress.org and then upload them to the folder of your domain in your hosting account.

3. Create a MySQL database as you normally would.

4. Install WordPress as you normally would as well.

5. Add the below line of code to the wp-config.php file after WordPress has been installed:

define( ‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true );

Paste that code right above the line that says:

/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

Then save wp-config.php file.

6. Log out of and back into your WordPress site.

Go to Tools, then Network Setup. You’ll be instructed to add some more code to your wp-config.php and some to your .htaccess file.

After you’ve done that, you’ll be asked to log in again.

When you’re logged back in your Multisite network is created.

Managing your WordPress multisite network will require:

– Creating and managing sites
– Installing and activating themes
– Installing and deactivating plugins
– Installing updates

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  • Sanjay Sharma
    Posted at 10:23h, 23 March

    After adding site dashboard of new site is not opeing and new site display 403 forbidden please helpme

  • Backbreaker Football League
    Posted at 21:34h, 25 March

    All i get is……..This site can't be reached. I even scrolled to the bottom of the permalinks page and clicked save. Do i have to create the subdomain with my hosting provider first?

  • Yolanda Rogers
    Posted at 04:31h, 27 March


    Do offer a service to set this up for folks?

  • Ziwco Nawalean
    Posted at 04:43h, 02 April

    Hello, I am new to wordpress, my plan is to set up five sites, all with different purpose (some for e-commerce, some for reviews and etc) having in mind that there will not be more than five sites, is it easier just to do multiple installation of wordpress? Could you point me out to some tutorial on this subject?

  • Mahmudul Hasan Sohag
    Posted at 12:49h, 25 April

    Very nice tutorial and Thanks

  • Lake Effect Kitchen
    Posted at 21:37h, 03 May

    Does this work with WooCommerce?

  • TarequeYousuf
    Posted at 16:06h, 07 May

    Hey Man….Thank you so much for the amazing teaching….I would like to request to do some more videos on WP Multi-site..I have been following your tutorials for long..Was practicing on wp multi-site…I need more information to make it understand more clearly…Can you help please…And thanks again for your hard and novel works….Have a great life…Always following you..:)

  • inChinaXP
    Posted at 18:20h, 20 May

    Hey, could you help me out? WP came up with an error – something about wildcard DNS? I can create multiple sites but they aren't accessible.

  • Justin
    Posted at 03:58h, 08 June

    Hello, it would be very helpful for a video on how to remove multi site and how to move two plus sites from multi site and create separate sites. Love your videos, thanks!

  • Ereny Tawadrous
    Posted at 13:50h, 11 June

    Hi There,
    By the way you are one of the best on all youtube channels! Great job!
    I have a quick question please. I have a dedicated hosting plan with godaddy.com and I want to install the WP multisite on the subdomain (not primary domain). In fact, I followed your instruction including the mapping (but cannot see under my tools the Domain mapping).
    Thanks in advance

  • jk28147
    Posted at 04:11h, 17 June

    Great only could install subdomain (option) since my site was already setup. But I wanted that anyway. One thing about the wpmudev – plugins yes they are great however they business model is to tie you into a membership and their plugins will start conflicting with more lightweight but free options

  • jk28147
    Posted at 13:54h, 19 June

    Question: I set up my multisite as in your video. And it looks like it worked, however, there is nothing in my subdomains. I mean no site or anything just a title. Is it possible that the code needed to be installed in the root folder fils and not in the public folder files?

  • Labyrinthman
    Posted at 16:14h, 20 June

    I have installed the multisite, created another website on a subdomain but when I go to that address it says This site can’t be reached.
    Why is that?

  • Godgiven Prevails Productions
    Posted at 22:27h, 26 June

    I created a new site (subdomain) but it doesn't show up like yours in the video.

  • Anuj Sheth
    Posted at 09:09h, 26 July

    hi, can we create a website selling business using multisite on a shared hosting provider? And for website business what is better multisite or reseller hosting providers . I will really appreciate your guidance

  • Anuj Sheth
    Posted at 09:41h, 26 July

    How to get around the theme licensing issue that only allow a theme to be installed on only one wordpress site as with this we allow access to the theme on every site we will add in the network please let me know

  • Anuj Sheth
    Posted at 00:26h, 04 August

    Hi, I will like to know for a start-up multisite network that will have more than 10 unique sites will the shared cloud hosting provider that I am using currently for a single WordPress site with visitors and bandwidth is set to unlimited be good enough. please let me know what you think WPLearningLab or anyone else that will like to answer ty
    here is the host's website

  • aswini ravella
    Posted at 12:03h, 05 August

    hello can u help me? I have created a news webiste for client, he is asking even categories page design also should be same like home page design. I did site in wordpress how can I chnage that categories page design like home page ? please help me

  • Tarun Gupta
    Posted at 17:17h, 06 August

    Hey, I have a question for you.
    I do same process for creating the subdomain. At last I choose existing database who are running for main domain.
    I give same database name but create another user inside the existing database. Now I am getting error The blank page is displayed. So how to resolve this problem? Can you create same video but existing database. Please don't create new database.

  • Digitech Tutorials
    Posted at 17:11h, 13 August

    Thank you!
    I have created two site using multisite feature in wordpress. Now i want to create a default home page for both site where user have choice to enter site one or site two. Can you help me with this?

  • Mansur Alam
    Posted at 16:09h, 18 August

    Hi, How to migration WordPress multisite?

  • World Action Fund
    Posted at 20:50h, 19 August

    Thanks, can you help convert this http://www.globalpace.net to dynamic website under word press and http://www.worldactionfund.org with two site locations under one domain in word press, we can have skype call odama.peter for this support

    Peter Odama

  • Amruta Nimbalkar
    Posted at 18:19h, 28 August

    Hi i am doing the same process but i can't find the network setup in tool … working on localhost

  • Dimitri d'Athènes
    Posted at 08:02h, 21 September

    Very detailed video. Well done. Even though, after I install the multisite and I added some websites, I don't see the "My Sites" icon to any of the sites I added and I always have to login to each one, although I use the same admin's email.
    Can you help me please?

  • K S
    Posted at 11:56h, 21 September

    I have done this is there a way to auto install a plugin to separate users WordPress blog and lock it so it cannot be uninstalled? Thank you

  • MrCodeslayer2010
    Posted at 11:46h, 07 October

    Thanks Bjorn! Another great tutorial. I'm looking forward to setting up WordPress #multiSite and watching your domain mapping video.

  • Sundar
    Posted at 10:25h, 31 October

    I have created the network in wordpress for multisite in single database. After that, I have done some mistakes. Then it's not working anymore. Only main site is working, when i try to reach the sudomain url, it's redirect to main domain. So, Please help me out.
    Thanks in advance,

  • Sharee Stark
    Posted at 14:03h, 08 November

    wow! thank youuuuu xoxo

  • Daurice Jordan
    Posted at 04:34h, 12 November

    Thanks for posting this video. I was able to install Multisite but the created subdomains don't work. I installed WordPress via an installer. Then I followed your steps after basic WP installed successfully. Adding Multisite seems to work. I am able to create a subdomain. However, the subdomain does not work. Should Multisites create a subdomain in the cPanel? It did not for me.

  • Nash K
    Posted at 13:37h, 12 December

    Can it be done to the already established website? I mean the wordpress site that already has all the post, database and so on?

  • Gonzo Okanagan
    Posted at 19:28h, 12 December

    Ok, great videos. I am finding everything you are doing very helpful. I am not 100% where to take it from here though. I need to sell tickets and other products from an events calendar and each individual client has to have their own admin access without messing up my own admin area and them being able to see everyone elses ticketed events. Maybe there's a tutorial on something along this line? Thank you.

  • Al Tanaka
    Posted at 22:16h, 15 December

    What about wildcard domains??

  • Shigeo Nomura
    Posted at 12:22h, 04 January

    It's always the same… all guides finished here… BUT when you try to enter dashboard you will get nothing… just an 404 page Not Found

    The requested URL /wp-admin/ was not found on this server. , so should I install worldpress again into the subdirectory? or what? because after that plugins not work for the "subdomain" website… and i dont understand why… and themes.. and you cant duplicate anything.. it all looks like that one important point is missing… but i cant find out which one…

  • Adrian Gómez
    Posted at 19:24h, 09 January

    como puedo agregar un nuevo sitio si mi dominio admin caduco y no puedo ya recuperarlo, como lo sustituia

  • Abhishek Bhatt
    Posted at 15:33h, 23 January

    Thanks, It actually worked. 🙂

  • stephenkoess
    Posted at 13:10h, 11 February

    Can you recommend a hosting provider which not only allows a multisite install but also allows the installation of a wildcard SSL certificate, which would secure the domain and all subdomains?

  • Dalton
    Posted at 00:39h, 16 February

    So I recently got Bluehost WordPress shared hosting. I created a subdomain in the Bluehost Portal, then I uploaded WordPress directly onto the subdomain. Is that the same thing?

    Or can I somehow do what you've just done, on a pre-installed WordPress hosting, from Bluehost?

  • Ivan G.
    Posted at 21:11h, 24 February

    If a person already has html websites and ONLY wants to add a wordpress Blog page named "Blog" to various sites which will be controlled by 1 WordPress account… Any idea how this would be done?