Today I’m showing you about a blog network. Firstly you need to know what is blog and how does a blog work.
A blog is that express your own views, ideas and opinions about a object, product and persons. It might be a paid website, might be a free hosting like blogger.com, blogspot.com
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A blog network is allowed to create multisite on the same installation of WordPress. Blog Network also share plug-in and themes. That sites are called virtual sites in the sense that site not have own directory on the server, although they have separate directory for media upload with-in the same installation and they don’t have separate tables in the database.
WordPress 3.X is ability to create a multisite blog network. In this article contains step by step information about creating the blog network.
Step 1: Install WordPress
Install WordPress on server . If you have existing installation of wordpress you need to backup your data because site will be updated when you creating a blog network and also de-activate all plug-in before creating a blog network. You can reactivate then after creating the blog network.
Step 2: Allow Multisite from wp-config.php
You must define multisite blog network in the wp-config.php file located in WordPress Installation.
Open wp-config.php add given below line just above where says /* that’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging */. If these message doesn’t says anywhere in wp-config.php, then add the line above the first line that begins with include or require.
/* Multisite */ define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
Refresh your browser window after adding this code in wp-config.php
In this setup enables Network Setup option in your wordpress tools menu as shown in above image. Use this option and create Blog Network. Follow the next step.
Step 3: Installing a Blog Network
You have two choices between sub-domain or sub-directory to create your blog network. You must choose one option.
You can also able to re-configure your network to use other choice but re-configuration might not be easy. So I recommend to you choose the correct option that type you want to run your blog network.
You only need wildcard DNS for on-demand domain-based sites, despite the advice that may be on the screen.
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These are filled in automatically, but can made changes in network details.
Network Title: Its mean you can change your whole network title. Like DewNext Blog Network to Things Junction Blog Network.
Server Address: You can change the domain of the URL you’re using to access your WordPress.
Admin E-Mail Address: You can change the super admin email address of your whole Blog Network.
Press the Install Button.
Step 4: Updating .htaccess & wp-config.php
To enable the blog network, follow the given below instruction. The instruction is customize your wordpress installation. The example image is might not be same in your installation.
You need to update two file of your wordpress installation. So I recommend to your please backup your wp-config.php and .htaccess files located in WordPress Installation directory.
The extra coding add just after where you have added the code in Step 1: Installing WordPress
The .htaccess coding are given replace with old .htaccess file rules this file is located in WordPress Installation Directory where is the wp-config.php is located.
If file isn’t exists then you need to create a new file with the name of .htaccess
After completing these steps clear your browser cache and cookies and re-login in your WordPress.
Step 5: Managing Blog Network Admin
In the WordPress toolbar find the My Site Option. It is second option in your toolbar. Here your all sites are listed in those you have created. Under the Network Admin you have to go option in your Network Dashboard.
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