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