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  • Resolved Bonnie Walker



    This blew me away when I read about it in the release documentation a few years ago and now I actually have a business need to have a multisite of multisites (which everyone seems to think is a typo. LOL) … or to have a network where a handful of the sites have their own networks. Not all of them would be their own multisite.

    I tried to search for it, even here in this Multisite forum, but all I get are articles about individual multisites (which is usually quite enough for everyone, I get that!).

    I’ve been working with Multisites since 2010, so I have some clue what I’m doing, but I haven’t done networks on a network and wanted to find out … can I just start with the one network and then add network to the subsites on it as needed? Or does everything have to be its own multisite across the original network?

    I currently host on a grow big plan at Siteground, so I guess I should also ask if I would end up needing something more robust.

    Anyone actually tried this yet?

    Thank you!


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  • cln.lgr


    A while back I was testing this theory. My scenario was to have a Department of Ed Network with Districts with Schools.
    I think there was a plugin that allowed me to do this. (here’s one but it doesn’t look familiar
    I think I dropped the idea because, well, it was my first WP site! I come from a long line of SharePoint experience.

    I hope you share your findings.

    Thread Starter Bonnie Walker


    Thanks cln.lgr! I am glad someone saw this! The lack of responses does not give me a lot of confidence that this is a well-implemented, well-tested part of WordPress. I am still trying to decide if we need the multisite of multisites or not … If I do try it, I will post about it!

    Settings for multi site WordPress and adding wildcard subdomain. How to Enable a Multisite Network in WordPress.


    When you install WordPress Multisite, you become the network. Enter the title and admin email address for your network in the relevant.

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    Thread Starter Bonnie Walker


    Well, we are down to the spammers and mansplainers who don’t understand the question but feel free to answer it anyway. So, marking this as “resolved” even though I am still hesitant to try a network of networks, mainly because the other network owners would not be as technically skilled. thanks everyone for the genuine replies!

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