Personally I also use Multisite a lot. I use it to host client websites, to test themes, plugins and niche markets. This keeps all the data in one place.
What is a WordPress Multisite you may ask?
The great thing about the WordPress Multisite is that the WordPress installation itself is almost exactly the same as a standard installation: it has the same folder structure plus an extra tab for Network Administration .
On the Top of the Main Menu you will find the Network Admin Tab with the 4 Managing Functions.
- Creating and managing new and current websites and blogs
- Installing and activating themes
- Installing and deactivating plugins
- Installing updates
You are probably wondering what is The Best way to Effectively Use a Multisite
A WordPress Multisite has a lot of applications, but I like to think of them as coming under three categories:
- A privately run network of sites or blogs for an individual or business
- A network of client sites installed and administered by a singular developer or agency
- A network which people can add their own sites to, either for free or by paying a subscription.
Think of your Multisite as a Television Network like NBC, News, Daytime Drama, Reality Shows, Dramas, Comedies and Sporting Events
Each can be branded under the NBC with each having a different look and feel.
In closing I feel that The benefits of a Multisite out weighs the additional cost in hosting. Multisite hosting averages between $19 to $39 depending on the service and features the hosting companies offers.
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Till we meet again this is your old buddy Chris wishing you the very best in everything you do.