Installing WordPressMu – The E-Book

NOTICE: This functionality is now built in to WordPress 3.0, so you no longer have to install a separate program. If you do, you can still upgrade to wordPress 3.0 quite safely.

If you are looking how to do this in 3.0 and above, download the free ebook over here: Install multisite in WordPress

Hey peeps, have I ever got something exciting for you today. I wrote an ebook! I started writing about how to install wordpressmu and realized it was so long and involved it was better to offer it as a downloadable ebook rather than just a blog post. This way, you can print it out a lot easier too. It’s 1.3 megs and is 14 pages, complete with big clear screenshots and step-by-step technical stuff.

Feel free to pass this post around, digg it stumble it, delicious it and let everyone know. Please let me know if you have any feedback. You can leave a comment here or I included contact info in the ebook itself.

Installing WPMU ebook (19756) This is only applicable if you are using WordPress MU, now defunct. In 3.0 it is built in and a different process.

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  1. Nope.. doesn’t show anywhere in my readers… ie reader and google reader (known)…

    and where is the feed page ?

  2. Can’t your throw some ebook love to us diehard google reader people? Pretty please? :)

  3. Sorry to say, no sign of the e-book in the feed via NetNewsWire

  4. Nice ebook indeed. It would have a fantastic video series, so I hope you get Camtasia Studio, SOON, and crank out the videos ;)

    Regards
    Shane

  5. I meant to say, “it would MAKE a fantastic video series.”

  6. I think that is so generous of you to offer this book for free. It seems that everywhere I look people are charging $7 for their ebooks and they are not worth that. Ironically you could charge for this tutorial and it would be worth it. Take care, Johnny.

  7. Nice ebook indeed. It would have a fantastic video series, so I hope you get Camtasia Studio, SOON, and crank out the videos ;)

  8. Ami MLM Leads says:

    That is a nice ebook. I tried installing wordpressmu a while back and I failed in only a few hours. After that, I lost interest and I never though about it since than. How fast can you do it? I am not sure if I am willing to give it a try again, but maybe I will do it when I have the time. Thank you for the ebook, it seems to be great!

  9. Really nice and thank you very much. Your eBook make all very clear to me.

  10. Thanks for sharing Installing WordPressMU – The E-Book

  11. Well done andrea_r! Lastly people can learn how to install mu from an organized reference.

    I attempted to install mu twice. Both were installed successfully be I gave them up in stage of customization. I was very frustrated dealing with the domain mapping/plugin/sitemap/multilingual issues… I felt bad failing to move on because I indeed have a track record building over a dozen of standalone WP sites.

    Do you have any plan to write your next book on setting-up-mu?

  12. Hey Andrea,
    Do you offer an WPMU install service? I was using a different host than what you recommended so I got lost right near the beginning. Thanks for making this available and I really appreciate all your work!
    Thanks,
    GK

  13. Great book Andrea. The illustrations alone are enough to guide if someone has done WPSU installation earlier.

  14. Marbella Property says:

    Nice ebook ,thanks for sharing.
    Good work!
    Greeting from Spain!

  15. Thank you for an excellent Installation Guide, it worked like a charm and I feel like I’ve learnt a lot!

  16. thx for the tutorial

  17. Holli Boyd says:

    I am getting an internal server error :(

  18. My thanks for the description

  19. thanks you very mach comment your.

  20. nice :D erkut

  21. thank you.. it’s wonderfull

  22. Thank you so much (the second time you have come to my rescue!). As a wordpress user I can’t believe that it wasn’t made clearer that you don’t edit and upload wp-config like in the standard single blog version. And yet whiz through this great tutorial and I’m up and running in no time – and looking forward to reading your buddypress instructions!!

    Thanks again

  23. This guide doesn’t trouble shoot one of the most common problems. The redirect loop. Any ideas on how to fix that?

  24. tickert says:

    The ebooks aren’t really meant to match the print book (since they need to “reflow” for different screen sizes – http://www.ebook-search-queen.com/ ), though if you view the PDF version in Adobe Reader it will match the print version.

  25. thank you so much for the install book. just downloaded and i’ve n’t looked at it yet.It has been couple of days i’m struggling with subdomains on godaddy. my bad i had to install mu on an alias instead of primary domain.
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  26. FastProxy says:

    Really good and clear e-book,
    Thanks.

    Cheers.

  27. thanks for sharing this great ebook tutorial..

  28. I Thank you for the excellent installation guide, which is like magic, I think I learned a lot!

  29. Nice tutorial.. I think u should make a tutorial in video format too.. ;)

  30. Thanks for the helpful ebook. This was the best guide I found.
    .-= Chord Charts´s last blog ..“1,2,3,4″ Plain White T’s Guitar Lessons PART 1 of 2 =-.

  31. nice e-books. gud job man…

  32. This might help some of you out there. It’s not listed in the book. I’m using Site5.

    If you are getting the default Apache welcome page, be sure to set up a wildcard subdomain in addition to the wildcard dns record.

    In other words, go into cpanel, go into subdomains and create a wildcard (*) subdomain. After doing this, things will work the way they are supposed to.

    Thanks for the site and the ebook!
    .-= Pablo Jusem´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.

  33. Thanks for this ebook Andrea. Been struggling for few days getting this to work in godaddy. I got very close now where the standard “fedora test page” pops up when going to a sub-domain blog. ie. test.blogsite.com The only step I still don’t understand is the “AllowOverride…” option. There’s few in the httpd.conf and I don’t see any referring to virtual host. Appreciate your help.

  34. Thank you.It’s wonderfull.

  35. Digitalmalay says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my reader.Thanks for the info

  36. This book is nice. I attempted to install mu twice. Both were installed successfully be I gave them up in stage of customization. I was very frustrated dealing with the domain mapping/plugin/sitemap/multilingual issues.Thanks for making this available and I really appreciate all your work!

  37. Thank you so much for responding to my tweet about using WordPressmu This guide and site has been awesome.

    Thanks again!

  38. Just what i was looking for!

  39. If you are getting the default Apache welcome page, be sure to set up a wildcard subdomain in addition to the wildcard dns record.

  40. Hi Andrea,
    I have been reading in the last few days your extra super useful advice on several websites, trying to get the best out of my Wpmu installation and I have an apparently idiotic question: Where on my FTP server folders can I find the sub blogs created through wpmu installation?

    I don’t understand how wpmu works: does it create on the server directories for each sub blog created?

    I have tried the subdomain and the subdirectory installation and I still can’t find the sub blogs folders on my server (they work in browsers, I just want to know where are they on the FTP server).

    Should I be creating manually these sub blog directory on my server and then tell Apache that sub domain x/sub directory x should be served from the created folder?(or is this like totally ignoring/overriding wpmu?)

    Sorry if my question is stupid, but I feel I can’t go on before I understand how wpmu deals with created sub blogs on the server:).

    Thank you, looking fwd to hearing your thoughts on this.

  41. What do you think about WordPress MU 2.8: Beginner’s Guide by Lesley A. Harrison? I’m thinking about buying the book and wondered if it is any good.

  42. Many thanks for spending the time putting this book together I have tried installing WordPressMU not so long ago and failed miserably, so this truly has been a great help!

  43. great. thanks for the ebook. i’ve been searching it for a long time :)

  44. Thanks a lot from a newbie in the wpmu world

  45. [QUOTE]I am totally doing this better next time around, I promise. In my own defense, my connection went out partway through, one kid drank my pepsi, another kid spilled pesto all over the kitchen, and we’re out of food so we have to go get groceries after the snowstorm. That’s just today’s adventures.

    Installing WPMU is not so hard after that. :D[/QUOTE]

    ROFLMAO – I can SO identify.

  46. hi
    how i can install mu in directadmin ?
    olease help me

  47. Hello ,what defferent Wp and wpmu ?,sorry ussualy I am using WordPress from wordpress.org.Thank for Your ebook around wordpressMU…Ilike this..:D

  48. Nice ebook, this ebook help me to install this CMS,Both were installed successfully be I gave them up in stage of customization.Thanks sir

  49. Yes,Thanks for your ebook, I need guides to install and customize this cms…,I usually used joomla to my blog.thanks…

  50. I don’t understand how wpmu works: does it create on the server directories for each sub blog created?

    I have tried the subdomain and the subdirectory installation and I still can’t find the sub blogs folders on my server (they work in browsers, I just want to know where are they on the FTP server).

  51. Thank you very much for this info.

    It was much more complete than just “how to install” actualy.

    I expect to launch my website soon with buddypress and MU, so will be coming back here very often :)

    Thais (Blogoose Admin)

  52. I love you Andrea :) xx

  53. oh… and I just had to comment again because the new anti-spam word in the box is andrearocks!

    that’s very cool ;)

    you don’t have to approve this comment ;)

  54. Hi,

    After many failed attempts to install WPMU, I used your ebook and it worked. Thank you so much. I do however, seem to have one little problem. when I went to my website http://www.themodernorange.com i got my old single WP page. I thought that maybe I had to delete that, so I did, this however did not fix it. (certainly hoping it did not make it worse) So,My website is only viewable going to themodernorange.com/wordpress-mu/ how do i make it viewable from just themodernorange.com as that is my website adress. I hope you can help me.

    Thank you in advance,

    Claudia

  55. HELP! I am hoping you can help me get to the next step in your ebook. I uploaded all the files to the server using ftp and changed the permissions to 777. When I go to my website I just see a blank page and the page title says “500 Internal Server Error”. What causes this and how can I fix it so I can move forward? Thank you for your help.

    • Change the permissions back to 755. Can you see the install screen now?

      you only have to change those permissions IF the install detects that you do. On some servers, you don’t.

  56. thanks for the Ebook, i was looking for it indeed. thanks again

  57. Nice ebook indeed. It would have a fantastic video series, so I hope you get Camtasia Studio, SOON, and crank out the videos

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