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  • I’m intererested in installing the WP Network (Multisite).
    I have a couple questions however on how they are managed.

    1. We create blogs on a staging server first and then move them over to a production server. Can they be moved individually or does the entire WordPress Network need to be moved whenever we want to move a blog from staging to production? I saw the notes on moving a WordPress Multisite and am aware I’ll need to move the files, edit the htaccess, wp-config.php and search the db for the domain name. Are these steps refer to the entire WP Network or Individual Blog?

    2. Can we manage a single templateset for multiple blogs?

    3. How are multiple blogs administered? Separately? How about authors?

    Thanks for any info on this topic

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You’re basically running your own version of

    Creaitng a network of blogs in staging and then moving them to individual servers for production? No, I would not use multsite for this. Right now, there’s nothing out there except a series of very careful steps to get one blog off the network to move somewhere else.

    so # 1 means, entire db.

    #2 – yes, that’s how it works. one wp-content folder.

    3. entirely separate backends. the user table is global but users need to be added to specific sites in the network.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    1. The CONTENT (i.e. posts and pages and users) can be exported and imported. But the plugins and theme settings cannot (at least not easily).

    2. Yep 🙂

    3. Separately. Each user has to be added as admin (or author) on a site to have that access. Otherwise they’re pseudo subscribers.

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