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Managing Multiple WordPress Sites

Getting multiple WordPress sites set up is deceptively easy, but you soon find yourself mired in a mess of WordPress, theme, and plugin updates. At this meetup, we'll take a look at four different tools for keeping all of your WordPress sites updated, fresh, and secure.

Belsien Thomas will present WP Multisite, the WordPress team's own tool for creating and managing multiple WordPress sites. The Automattic team uses WP Multisite to run WordPress.com.

Glenn Bennett will present his own tool, WPSiteStack. WP Site Stack allows you to run multiple WordPress sites from one installation.

Stacey Stanley will present InfiniteWP, a tool that allows you to manage multiple WordPress sites on different domains and different servers from a single central admin panel.

Jonathan Nakatsui will present ManageWP, a tool that allows you to access, manage, update and backup all of your WordPress sites from a single dashboard - and even has tools available for your iPhone.

Who is this for?

This talk is intended for anyone who is already or is thinking about maintaining multiple WordPress websites. You won't need to be a terribly advanced user to understand the talks - if you've worked with WordPress at least a little and know the basics of how to set up and maintain at least one WordPress site, then you'll have everything you need to get helpful information from these presentations.

About the Speakers

Glenn Bennett - @glennbennett

Startup Weekend Winner

Belsien Thomas - @belsien

Belsien Thomas has been building websites using WordPress since 2006. He has over 12+ years of experience in Web technology, dating back to launching his first online learning startup at age 17. He has worked as developer, technology manager, and mentor with multiple development and marketing teams at global companies utilizing WordPress and Open Source technologies on a daily basis. He is an active member of the WordPress community and has given talks on advanced topics at WordPress events, taught hands-on WordPress workshops, and spoken at WordCamp LA. He has a passion for teaching and has helped community users and clients achieve their goals through using WordPress.

He blogs passionately about WordPress at: http://wppowerguide.com

Jonathan Nakatsui

Jonathan Nakatsui has been in the web development business for a little over a year now. His company websites are asgpress.com and atlassoftwaregroup.com. His companies build WordPress websites, host websites through Amazon, and build custom PHP applications.

Stacey Stanley

Stacey Stanley is the president of Marketing Beach, a web design and marketing firm in the Pasadena area. She has been working with WordPress for 4 years and won't touch any other site (unless she has to!). Stacey also has many of her own sites so she needed to find a way to manage them all in one place… enter InfiniteWP. She looks forward to sharing with you her experiences with this wonderful tool. You can reach her at http://marketingbeach.com and [masked].

Sponsors

Cross Campus

Cross Campus is an engine of creativity and innovation, housed at our state of the art 11,000 square foot space at 820 Broadway in the heart of Santa Monica. They are generously providing us with meetup space. Please thank them on Twitter: @crosscampusla.

WooThemes

Thank you to WooThemes for stepping up as a sponsor for our group for all of 2013. We're excited about this partnerhip and the benefits it will bring for our members. Please thank them on Twitter: @woothemes.

OS Training

At OSTraining, they teach people how to build great websites. They focus open software and in particular, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. The biggest thing that separates them from other training companies is that they guarantee same-day support and usually reply within the hour, and often within minutes. Their support staff are experts in their fields and prove to be a big help to students. Many of their students stick around for years simply for our support, even after they've taken all the classes. Please thank them on Twitter: @OSTraining.

WP Engine

WP Engine makes WordPress fast, secure, and scalable by hosting your site on our rock solid platform. They proudly host tens of thousands of the 75 million WordPress sites and apps on Earth – a number that grows every day. Please thank them on Twitter: @wpengine.


Cost

Thanks to our generous sponsors, this meetup is free for all to attend.

Volunteers

  • Setup: Melanie McGanney and Peter Kosenko
  • Checkin Desk: Megan Wilson
  • Takedown: Vyki Englert + Rhonda Davis
  • Video: Charles

Parking and Location

Cross Campus is located at 820 Broadway, about 1 block east of Lincoln. Read the street signs carefully as many streets are permit-only parking. Limited street parking on Lincoln, 9th Street, Broadway, 10th Street, Colorado Blvd, and Santa Monica Blvd is free after 6pm. Paid lots are available at the Santa Monica Public Library ($3), or Public Parking Structures, 5, 7, or 8 near Colorado and 4th or Broadway and 4th ($3). For up-to-date parking information the night of the event, please check parkme.com or use ParkMe's iphone app.

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  • leslie

    I'm still getting these conversation emails despite setting my preferences! Please help.

    February 28, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      Ok, I'm sorry. The only thing I can tell you is to contact meetup's customer support. Unfortunately, I don't have much control over the platform for things like that.

      February 28, 2013

    • leslie

      I have. No help.

      February 28, 2013

  • Glenn W.

    thanks for the slides... very helpful

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is my article on Tuesday's Meetup, so much great information that night! http://suzettefranck.com/managing-multiple-wordpress-sites-at-socal-meetup/

    February 28, 2013

  • rhonda

    Super informative & usefull info-- thanks!

    February 28, 2013

  • Josie

    Very informative. Thank you. Did you send the slides already?
    btw an upcoming event on MOOCs: http://futuresalon17.eventbrite.com/

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Peter K.

    This was a very useful meetup. Four people with slightly different angles and programs for managing multiple sites. I would have regreted missing this.

    February 27, 2013

  • Thomas Gregory S.

    Very informative and open

    February 27, 2013

  • Susie K

    Another great and valuable meetup. Well organized and the speakers shared good information about some Wordpress management software I was not aware of before.

    February 27, 2013

  • Natalie M.

    Excellent speakers and great information on a topic so many struggle with.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi.. I would like to talk with someone who is using buddypress. 5 minutes of your time would be great... Thank you

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    pretty good.

    February 27, 2013

  • Beau D.

    Thanks for this fine quartet of knowledgeable speakers. A great overview of WP Multi Site and some useful tools to manage them.
    Good job!

    February 26, 2013

  • Pam

    Thank you Natalie. My first meetup and it was great. See you next month

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome info

    February 26, 2013

  • Dan

    Opening up one spot. Can't make it at 7pm tonight.

    February 26, 2013

  • Paul L.

    Unfortunately have a tight deadline I have to meet and wont be able to make it. Bummer. Looking forward to the next one!

    February 26, 2013

  • Alaia

    Still working. Not sure if I can make it to Santa Monica before 8, so want to free up my spot for someone else!

    February 26, 2013

  • Augusto M.

    I am sorry something came up and regretfully I can not participate at tonight Meeting.
    Thank you.
    Augusto

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Omg I just ate at swingers and then I find out that the meetup is 200 feet away! Awesome! I'm keeping my parking!

    February 26, 2013

  • Jen

    it was a little too late to find out I can go... I am over an hour away so... I needed more notice. next time!

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've got to cancel. Too much going on at the office.

    February 26, 2013

  • Gilad K.

    Sorry, I don't think i'll be able to make it

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry since I was in the waiting list I made other plans, will definitely attend net time, thanks

    February 26, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Sorry to cancel at such a late date...Family member hospitalized...Sorry to miss this event, too!

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There's a full house, so I missed this session, but a full house is a good sign as it were. RWD on Genesis is my sweet spot. Mobile friendly is where my WP skill needs fine tuning. Coming soon?

    February 25, 2013

  • Alejandro L.

    would lve to make it.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you.

    February 21, 2013

  • Josie

    No spots left... not even waiting list! :(

    February 12, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      Hello Josie! Sorry - I didn't realize the waiting list was off. It's open now, so go ahead and claim your spot. There's always a lot of shuffling of RSVP's so chances are, you'll get a seat.

      February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes

    January 29, 2013

  • Sawako

    I'm taking WordPress class at SMC in spring and I would like to know more about it!

    January 28, 2013

  • Andrea W.

    I am hoping to learn about how to have a .com, .net, and .org that are linked up somehow, like sharing the same basic info. or homepages.

    January 28, 2013

  • Tom D.

    Good discussion topic, looking forward to it!

    January 28, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Looking forward to learning more about this topic.

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance RSVPs will reopen?

    January 24, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      Hi Jeffrey - RSVP's haven't opened yet. You'll be able to RSVP starting on January 26th - one month before the event.

      January 24, 2013

  • Sheila P.

    I am super excited for this! woot woot

    January 23, 2013

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