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To enable WordPress Multisite (MU), you’ll need to make some changes to your WordPress installation. Since your profile mentions that your company focuses on digital transformation and technology, this information might be directly related to your needs. Here are the steps to enable WordPress Multisite:

  1. Backup Your Website: Before making any changes, it’s essential to create a backup of your WordPress site and database. This ensures that you can restore your site if anything goes wrong during the setup process.
  2. Turn Off Plugins – Before enabling Multisite, it’s nessesary to temporarily deactivate all plugins. This helps avoid any potential conflicts during the setup process.
  3. Access Your WordPress Files: You can access your WordPress files either through FTP or a file manager in your hosting control panel.
  4. Edit the wp-config.php File:
    • Open the wp-config.php file, which is located in the root directory of your WordPress installation.Add the following code just above the line that says “/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */”:

    /* Enable Multisite */
    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

  5. Save the Changes to the wp-config.php file.
  6. Network Setup:
    • After saving the changes, log in to your WordPress dashboard.
    • Go to “Tools” and select “Network Setup.”
    • Follow the instructions provided on the Network Setup screen. You’ll be asked to choose between subdomains or subdirectories for your multisite structure, configure network settings, and add some code to your wp-config.php and .htaccess files. We recommend for you the option with subdirectiories – it is the easiest way to setup Multisite without any extra work to do.
  7. Edit .htaccess:
    • You’ll need to add some code to your .htaccess file. WordPress will provide you with the necessary code to add to this file during the Network Setup process. Replace the existing code in your .htaccess file with the code provided.
  8. Login Again:
    • After completing the above steps, log in to your WordPress dashboard again. You should now see a “My Sites” menu in the admin bar at the top.
  9. Adding Sites: You can now start adding new sites to your WordPress Multisite network. Each site can have its own content, themes, and plugins, while sharing the same WordPress core installation.

Remember to carefully follow the instructions provided during the Network Setup process, as they will guide you through the necessary changes to your configuration files. This process can be a bit technical, so if you’re not comfortable with it, consider seeking assistance from a developer or your hosting provider.

We invite you to contact with us, if you will need any help wity your new WordPress Multisite network.

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