Wordpress Multiple Users Blogs Installation Automation

This hub is an answer to exinco's request: How do I setup wordpress so that vistior can create blog via my site?

First of all, I have to say, exinco has done a great job to setup a wordpress blog, and the blog posts are very technical savvy. Now he want to benefit visitors by providing blogging service (free or not?). I think a lot of people who use wordpress may have come up with this idea, How to install multiple users wordpress service, so that visitors can register a account and setup their own blogs?

Installing Multiple Blogs: Wordpress MU


What we need to do, first of all, is to check out wordpress documentations regarding "Installing Multiple Blogs", you may find everything you need.

WordPress MU is an official branch of WordPress that is designed for managing and hosting thousands of blogs instead of just one.

WordPress MU is ideal for applications like blog networks and newspapers looking to manage multiple blogs from a single installation, enterprise users looking for a large scale blogging solution for intranet deployments, schools and universities who want to offer blogs to all their students and teachers, or individuals looking to host multiple blogs for their families or friends.

Like single-user WordPress, WordPress MU is available for free under the GPL open source license.

Example MU installations include:

Wordpress.com use subdomain for its users, while Havard University use subdirectories for its faculty and students. Subdomain is a URL such as username.example.com/, while subdirectory is a folder, such as example.com/username. Which one is better? subdomain or subdirectory? I think, subdomains can be a little more difficult for a novice webmaster to set up.

An altinative project: Lyceum

Alternative projects and plugins which provide some level of multi-blogging facility.

Developed by ibiblio.org, Lyceum is a stand-alone multi-user multi-blogging application designed to handle 2 to 2,000,000 blogs.

Utilizing the WordPress blogging engine at its core, Lyceum enables stand-alone, multi-user multi-blog services for small and high-volume environments. At its core, Lyceum is a minimally-featured enhancement to WordPress.

Lyceum lets WordPress do what it does well; we simply added nice things like smart administrative controls, an easy-to-use installer, enterprise-oriented database architecture, support for load-balancing, all the while focusing on flexibility, security and usability.

Lyceum is GPL-licensed, under active development, and free to use. Lyceum currently powers site like TeachFor.Us (Teach For America teachers' blogs).

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amitdpawar2 5 years ago

Thanks ..!!

nice hub ...valuable information ..!!

sampth@dvd cover 6 years ago

I am much familiar with WP blog but this is new to me.

Thanks for well explaining about WU.

Shashank Shekhar 7 years ago

Great post; I was looking for this information for a long time to convert my blog www.glocalwriters.com to a multiauthor one. Thanks!

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jim.sheng 7 years ago from UK Author

It's funny that, by default, users have no way to register an create a blogs for themselves in wordpress MU. Only admin can create username and blog, then email password or other information to that user.

I might have misunderstood exinco's request.

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exinco 8 years ago from Malaysia

thanks for response. i'm study it right now. any update plz tell me ok.

thanks jim

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