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How to create Multisite Network in WordPress?

Making a WordPress multisite network is simply like having your own version of WordPress.com. Like end users of WordPress.com can create their own blogs, your users will also be able to create on your network In case you don’t want to make users create multisite you can make a multisite network with only you as administrator.

 

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In real, a multisite network is a collection of different sites in which all of them are installed in same WordPress installation directory. You can also use and share plugins and theme between these sites. Each of the sites of your network will be virtual sites without their own servers but they have their own separate directories for media uploads and installation along with the separate labels in the database.

When compared to a single WordPress installation, a multisite network site has some additional considerations. Like managing the subdomains and sub-folders. The installation of plugins and themes are done throughout the network and need not put on individual sites.

While opting for a multisite WordPress network, you should take a deep backup of your database and files as major changes can occur there. You will need also to deactivate all your plugins while opting for a multisite. You can again reactivate then after the network created.

To setup WordPress Multisite network, you have to first define the multisite in the wp-config.php file.

To do this, you have to open Wp-config.php file and add a line on above of line which says /* that’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */.

If you cannot see this anywhere then add this line above the first line that begins with require or include:

/*Multisite*/define (‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’,true):

In order to continue, you have to refresh your browser.

This steps simply enables the network setup in your tools menu which is used generally to create a multisite network of WordPress sites screen.

You are free to choose between subdomains and subdirectories but sometimes the existing settings restrict your choice. You can choose any of them and afterward you may reconfigure the network in order to use it.

All you need now is wildcard DNS for the on-demand oriented websites despite the advice that can be on the screen.


 

What are sub-domains and Sub-directories?

Sub-domains are actually a domain based network in which the network on-demand sites uses subdomains while the sub-directories are a path based network in which these on-demand websites uses path.

You will have following options while setting up multisite network:

  • The network details are filled by itself but you are free to make changes anytime.
  • The server address of the website will be the domain of the URL which you are using to access the WordPress installation.
  • The admin email address will be the common admin email for the whole network.
  • The network title will be the title of the whole network.
  • Before pressing the ‘install’ button you should double check the details.
  • The installer will then perform a check for the wildcard subdomains when you have not configured them already. You can ignore the warning if it does not apply on your network.

In order to enable your network, you need to follow these instructions.

First of all, make a backup of your wp-config.php and .htaccess files unless it is a fresh and new installation and you don’t have to lose anything.

You can do this in these two steps:

  1. First of all, you should add specified lines to your wp-config.php file. (The extra lines will go just after the line you have added preparing your WordPress)
  2. Secondly, you will need to add some specified lines to the .htaccess file.

If you don’t have a .htaccess file already then create the same directory as the wp-config.php file.

In case you already have .htaccess file then you should replace the existing WP lines with new ones.

Once you have done all these steps simply login with the link provided, you may need to clear cookies and browser’s cache in order to log in.

Now you will have “My Sites” option on the left of WordPress toolbar. You can see all your site listed there with handy fly-out menus along with the “Network Admin” menu.

That’s all, you have setup your multisite WordPress Network successfully. Hope you like our article, if you already have tried with multisite WordPress network then kindly share your thoughts regarding the experience.


 

About Author:

Shara J, mid-level wordpress website developer working for Pattronize InfoTech. I do research on WordPress and other opensource technologies and share my knowledge in my free time. You can contact Shara on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

Top 15 Innovative Packaging Designs for Effective Marketing

Nowadays, different approaches are adopted by the marketers to promote their products, so that they can compete to the similar products available in the market. There are countless products languishing on the store shelf, consumers see number of advertisements every day. So, what makes your product stand out among the other similar products, is its attractive outer shell.
Package design conveys half of the message that what the product is about. It acts as a promotional tool, as innovative packaging entices the customers to make a purchase. An attractive outer shell of the products generate need of the product in the mind of the viewers. Many times, we find several products that we are not supposed to buy, but its innovative packaging increases the chances that more likely we pick it up.

 

Consumers always have a General approach about the product that the quality of the product depends upon its packaging, price & many other factors, but cover is what that attracts the customers more. Sophisticated & artistic cover can be a mood changer for the customers, it also reflects the quality of the product. Here, we have a few bottle, folding carton, can, and package designs to feed your creative minds. So, the designers can create innovative packages for different products with the use of images that speaks for the product itself. Hope you enjoy!

10 Beautiful Graphic Design Portfolios

The designing age remains competitive in today’s digital world. If you own a business or planning to start a new business you should have well designed website to attract visitors. Apart from creating appealing look of your site you need to have constant update and innovative designing to raise the bar and retaining back your visitors.These interesting aspects will attract the users/ audience to come back to your site again and again.

Today while exploring you will find thousands and thousands of awe-inspiring design portfolios.They all are of different shapes and size but here I will mention 10 beautiful graphic design portfolios.In making all these efforts few designer stood out of the crowd.Some are impressive, others unusual, and a handful have a splot of humor in the designs, these 10 Beautiful Graphic Design Portfolios collected from all over the Web showcase the unspoken talents and technical skills of amazing designers.

The fact is that you don’t have to be a hero or a superstar web designer.You simply need to add some creativity and innovation. If you wish to create a brilliant portfolio without writing any coding then there are lot of online tools available for example “Behance” is the best online tool I have ever used to build portfolios.

Here are 10 Beautiful Graphic Design Portfolios –

 

1. Adhemas Batista –

Adhemas Batista

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Adhemas Batista is an artist and, graphic designer born in Brazil. He has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, including Adidas, Coca-Cola and Sony. Batista’s incredible portfolio shows his passion for exploring vibrant and colorful concepts.

2. Ryan Scherf –

Ryan Scherf

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Ryan scherf is a web designer, web developer, writer, teacher and builder. In between he was able to create this awe inspiring portfolio site.This one page website is very simple to scroll yet effective.

3. Charlotte Tang –

Charlotte Tang

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Charlotte Tang is an interactive designer based in Toronto. She is really interactive and passionate about her designing ‘(it can be clearly seen through her portfolio site). She is in love with graphic designs and web designs by finding a balance between functionality and aesthetics.

4. Robby Leonardi –

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Again Robby Leonardi (based in New York city) is also a Multi tasker like Ryan Scherf.He specializes in following fields – illustration, graphic design, animation, and front-end development. He has worked with big brands like Speed TV, FX Networks, myNetworkTV, and G4. His fabulous and fun interactive design portfolios will interest you.

5. Lizzie Seymour –

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Lizzie Seymour is a creative designer with adorable crafted portfolio.She loves playing with character design, illustration, installation, a bit of coding. Her fabulous portfolio will give you a sense of her intense work.

6. Björn Meier –

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This is one of the most simplest yet beautiful portfolio to navigate.This beautifully minimal portfolio from Björn Meier is a feast for the eyes.

7. Jeremy Sallee –

Jeremy Sallee

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Jeremy Sallee is a self-taught French graphic designer.Salle has an impressive array of work on offer that you can navigate using some very cute mini icons.

8. Marc Thomas –

Marc Thomas

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Marc Thomas portfolio has a sleek layout and a handful of striking shades. His use of typography is masterful, plus the look and feel of the site stays consistent on mobile screens.

9. Rosie Lee –

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Rosie Lee (a hybrid creative agency) has an extensive experience in branding, advertising and retail design.They love building unique layout and work with complementing colours.

10. Studio Airport –

Studio Airport

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Studio Airport is a design agency based in the Netherlands, with a strong online presence embracing airport graphics, large photographs and strong typography. We love the little animated reordering of contents that takes place in its Projects section when you switch options in the left-hand menu.

These inspiring examples of online graphic design portfolios will help individual designers as well designing agencies to move forward in a right direction.