August 2013 Meetup - Topic A: Multisite WordPress -- Why use it and how to do it

6:30 - Meet and greet (and eat!)

7:00 - Opening remarks and call for Open Forum discussion topics

7:15 - Topic A: Multisite WordPress: Why use it and how to do it, presented by Jesse O'Brien
Learn about the advantages and best uses of installing WordPress with the multisite feature, and some tips to get you started.

8:00 - Open Forum

8:25 - Closing Remarks

8:30 - Post-Meetup Networking/Refreshments

 

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  • Jonathan M.

    Another great turnout on Monday. Kudos to Jesse for sharing some great info!

    August 16, 2013

  • James D.

    Sorry to have missed this meetup - work kept us too busy that night! Was there any conversation on what the next topic & date is?

    August 16, 2013

    • Jonathan M.

      Hi, James, You mean WORK got in the WAY??? ;0) As usual next meetup will be on second Monday of the month, Sept. 9th. Have got a tentative topic, but haven't finalized it yet. Stay tuned!

      August 16, 2013

  • Scott G.

    Got multisite running on bluehost. If you're setting up sub-domains on bluehost, they add the word 'wildcard' to your document root after you add the asterick to the subdomain field So it looks like: /public_html/wildcard. You'll need to delete the word 'wildcard.' Thanks again Jesse.

    August 15, 2013

    • Dave

      Good info, Scott. Bluehost has a habit of using odd naming conventions like that.

      August 15, 2013

  • Scott G.

    Hi All. There's a new plugin out that's called 'WP Essentials.' You need to be running at least PHP 5.3 for it to function. I was originally on 5.2 and couldn't get to my network admin area on multisite after activating it.. Error log showed 'PHP, Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION.' Upgraded PHP to 5.3 and we're back in business.

    August 15, 2013

  • Margaret J.

    Jesse, thanks for all the hard work.

    August 13, 2013

  • Jesse O.

    If any of you fine folks would like to play around and create sites in my preconfigured environment (and see what end users would typically see) I'll be happy to set you up with a (free) account on my server.

    August 13, 2013

    • David H.

      Perfect! Sign me up as David Heckel [masked]

      August 13, 2013

  • David H.

    Hey Jesse, thanks for the intro into the world of Multisite. I can't wait to give it a whirl.

    August 13, 2013

  • Scott G.

    Great presentation Jesse. Thanks. I'll be setting up multisite in my dev region.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Don S.

    Thanks for an informative evening Jesse. Pleasure once again to meet wp folks.

    August 12, 2013

  • Jesse O.

    Thanks for coming down everyone and a big thanks to Jonathan for organizing/hosting. Unfortunately meetup won't allow me to upload all the documentation for creating a new site here, so I'll have to email it to whoever would like a copy.

    Alternatively, you can download the HTML and images directly here (if you feel adventurous):
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jsfrysh4oy6ym4f/E04JODTbj2

    Anyone who would like to play around in Multisite and register some of your own sites just send me a message directly with your email address, first name, and last name and I'll be happy to send a login to you.

    August 12, 2013

  • David L.

    Very much enjoyed my first Manchester based WP meetup. Nice to see such an active group. Will definitely plan to attend again.

    August 12, 2013

  • Gregory D.

    Hi, My name is Greg. I own a graphic design studio. I use WordPress... Alot. I'm so glad there is a meetup in Manchester!! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone this evening.

    August 12, 2013

  • Terri B.

    my guest is a maybe

    August 9, 2013

  • Alice S.

    I have a question for the ladies in the group (sorry guys) I'm planning on going to WordCamp Providence, was going to book a hotel and stay the weekend with my family (figured they could go to the zoo, beach, maybe go down to Newport on Sunday), only they bailed on me ;-/

    So I'm looking for a roommate/co-driver. I'd go by myself, but with my fibromyalgia and it's wonderful effects (insert sarcasm) I'm a bit nervous about driving alone, especially home on Saturday evening. If you'd be interested, please let me know. Since I was planning on going anyway, I'm more than willing to pick up the cost of the hotel and gas if that's a concern. I'm mainly looking for company, and probably the driving, we can even take my car.

    August 8, 2013

  • Matthew N.

    Hey everyone. I was wondering if people would post some comments about what they thought about our presentation. I am trying to get on the list to present at WordCamp Boston this year and any positive feedback I can send to the organizers from people who have seen me present would be excellent. Thanks! Hope you enjoyed the presentation.

    July 17, 2013

    • Jesse O.

      Also, you brought a strong enterprise-level approach, focusing on good results with the least hassle possible. That's something Wordpress tends to miss out on.

      July 24, 2013

    • Jonathan M.

      Thumbs up to what Jesse said!

      August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It keeps coming back. What is unacceptable is that this codde is baly put together that it's difficult to debug.

    July 21, 2013

    • Jesse O.

      Neil, what theme and what plugins are you using? Utilizing include() and require() statements aren't uncommon for any framework. Do you have a URL so one of us could take a look at it?

      July 24, 2013

  • Amanda G.

    It turns out I'm going to be out of town. Which is a shame as I was really looking forward to this.

    July 18, 2013

    • Jesse O.

      Amanda, I have a fair amount of documentation to accompany the presentation, and will be happy to send that over to you. It's not quite the same as being there in person, but I'll meet you halfway if you want.

      July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I rejoiced too soon. It came back.

    This template system is a horrible, irresponsible design. It actually does a require() on a template file, which it turn has embedded PHP. What a kluge. It's a wonder it ever goes right.

    So I made a dupe pf the twentyeleven template, ripped out all of the mebbeded PHP in header.php, and switched to it. That seems to get rid of the spam, but the site looks a little ugly now.

    My next step is to put back bits of PHP, one by one, until the spam comes back. Then I'll back up one, amd publish my results.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just upgraded to the latest, and it went away. I wonder what new surpises are in store?

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know yet if I can make it. I'm having eye surgery.

    I'm having a perplexing problem that I hope someone can help me with. There's a spammer injecting spam in my page right after the body tag under div id=htmlup2. I can't figure out how it gets in there. The template looks clean. It's not get_body().

    July 20, 2013

  • Dave

    Looking very forward to this presentation!

    July 12, 2013

  • Jesse O.

    I suppose I should RSVP if I'm presenting.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Barb O.

    Good topic!

    July 9, 2013

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