New series starting Friday

New series starting Friday

This Friday will be the first post in a 6 week series on how to set up and run your WPMU-based site. We'll walk you through setup, picking themes and plugins, and a few extras like SEO, tweaking the server and security.

The rough plan is as follows:
1 - thinking about your end users, picking a host and installation
2 - choosing your front page theme, set up main page features and sitewide plugins
3 - User's blogs: choosing themes and plugins (widgets) for them
4 - SEO and stats
5 - Securing the site and the server
6 - Promotion and maintenance

Since news of the merge, there will likely be more and more people wanting to learn how to make the best use of multi-blogs features, so we thought we'd better get cracking on a series of helpful tutorial posts. I picked Fridays, as I realized most people will probably be doing this in their spare time on the weekends.

You should probably subscribe to the feed so you don't miss out.

6 Comments
  • Bradley C Hughes
    Posted at 11:56h, 08 June Reply

    Great stuff Andrea, your new tutorial series is sure to become a valuable resource as we head towards merger between WP and WPMU.

    I’m almost ready to cut over my Entregreeneur.com site to a new WPMU 2.7.1 site, but I know there’s plenty more I can learn from you and Ron, so I look forward to the tutorials.

    Thanks very much guys!

    warm regards,

    Bradley / @Entregreeneur
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  • Vince
    Posted at 17:43h, 08 June Reply

    Excellent thinking.
    Look forward to the next 6 Friday’s
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  • Hillary
    Posted at 11:01h, 09 June Reply

    Hi Andrea,

    I’m looking forward to your Friday lessons!! I’ve been working with WP for a long time, but WPMU presents a whole new dimension for me. Thank you so much for holding these!
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  • greg
    Posted at 00:04h, 11 June Reply

    Andrea… I think my sites on life support right now, or needs defibulation, or maybe some “anti brain freeze medication… ( I dunno) It could be a case study…. !! ;^)
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  • Flat Iron
    Posted at 14:49h, 11 June Reply

    Looking forward for the updates.
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  • Kenn Chin
    Posted at 13:08h, 19 November Reply

    Just launched my 1st wpmu site. I am a newbie. Searching around for useful info. Found your site to be very informative. Looking forward for your new series. Tks very much for the effort.

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