WordPress introduced their multisite feature back in 2010 in WordPress 3.0. It replaced the older WordPress MU system.

Once the feature is activated on your website, multiple websites can be created from the same WordPress installation. Essentially, one set of WordPress core files powers many websites. Plugins and themes are also shared, however each website has unique directories for media uploads. The same database is also used for all websites, however separate tables are created for each website.

In this article, I would like to speak about the benefits of WordPress multisite and show you how you can activate this feature.

The Benefits of WordPress Multisite

Multisite is a powerful WordPress feature that can be used by small, medium, and large websites. It lets you create multiple virtual websites from one WordPress installation. This lets you turn your website into a network of websites.

With one main installation, you only have to update WordPress, and your themes and plugins, once. Multisite gives you access to all network websites directly through the WordPress admin bar. Bear in mind, however, that sites can only be located at one domain, or on subdomains of your main domain. You cannot use different domain names for network sites. It all has to be located at one domain.

Users can be shared across many websites. Rather than create users for two, three, or more websites; you can assign a user to as many websites as you like. This is particularly useful for administrators and staff. Multisite also allows you to grant access to users to create their own websites. This is the same feature that is used by WordPress

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