ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Wordpress Multiple Users Blogs Installation Automation

Updated on November 8, 2012

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).

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • amitdpawar2 profile image

      amitdpawar2 7 years ago

      Thanks ..!!

      nice hub ...valuable information ..!!

    • profile image

      sampth@dvd cover 8 years ago

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

      Thanks for well explaining about WU.

    • profile image

      Shashank Shekhar 8 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!

    • jim.sheng profile image
      Author

      Dalriada Books Ltd 9 years ago from UK

      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.

    • exinco profile image

      exinco 10 years ago from Malaysia

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

      thanks jim

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)