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This course presents the WordPress Multisite feature, which allows web site designers and administrators to create a network of sites and blogs from a single installation of WordPress. Author Justin Seeley covers installing the network components, configuring their web server/hosting environment, using the Multisite Network Administration panel, managing users, and backing up, migrating, and restoring a multisite installation.
Once you start using WordPress Multisite, you are going to notice that WordPress does some funky things to your Permalinks structure of your posts inside of your WordPress installation. For instance, let's take a look here. This is in the standard Hello World! post that's generated with every new installation of WordPress. If you look up here in the address bar of my browser, you will notice that at the end of my domain name there is a /blog section. Now in most cases this wouldn't be a big deal, but if you're not running a blog, per se, or you want it to say something else like news or something like that, you might want to be able to change that.
The problem with this is you have to do this for each individual site inside of your WordPress network. Therefore, if you have created several different sites, this can be kind of a tedious task. Luckily though, this is a pretty new install and I don't have any sites created yet, so I can simply go in and change the main one and it should reflect across the board. So if I go back into my Network Admin, find the domain, and hit Dashboard, then I can go in and I can choose the Settings and choose Permalinks. Inside of Permalinks I come down here and find where it says blog.
If I wanted to change this to something like news, simply add /news, or I can remove it altogether simply by deleting it out. Once I do that I click Save Changes. After I save my changes, let's go back and view the homepage of my web site. When I go down to the Hello World! post and hover over it I noticed that the link at the bottom shows the blog permalinks has been removed. If I want to test that, I will just open the post. When I open it, you will notice up here in the Address bar that the blog permalink has been removed, leaving me with a more traditional permalink structure.
If you are still not happy with the permalink structure, you can always come back and add your own custom permalink structure here. If you are unsure about how to set up your permalink structure, all you have to do is come right here to where it says "a number of tags are available" and open that link. Once you open that link, it's going to take you to the WordPress Codex and it will explain to you in detail how to use permalinks. It talks about the default "ugly" permalinks that you see here, how to change those to "pretty permalinks" like you see here. And finally, at the very bottom, it talks about how to utilize the custom permalinks structure that you see here.
So if you need a crash course on how to utilize WordPress Permalinks, that's the place to go: codex.wordpress.org. Now let's just go back into my WordPress Dashboard and I'll select My Sites > Network Admin > Sites. Once I return back here, I can go through and I can edit any other individual sites that I have to alter their permalinks structure accordingly. If I don't have any other sites yet, that permalinks structure should permeate throughout any additional sites that I create.
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