How to create multi-page WordPress (Multisite) with Webinoly

What is WordPress Multisite? What is different from a normal wordpress site? What Google says a lot already, I just give a few personal opinions when switching to using wordpress multisite:

  1. Has more than 1 wordpress site and intends to develop more
  2. Themes, Plugins always have new versions and you must update (manually)
  3. The plugin, theme caliber theme can work well with multisite

Important:

– Support ssl for sub domain

– Support map domain with ssl

In terms of benefits, we have not seen much, only that is easy to manage, share the Media library, decentralize the management of the site to members … and especially, you can sell the website: D

The criterion of this article is to create wordpress multisite that can use ssl, mapping domain, without any other costs … so I will go into detail only one. Specifically, with Webinoly

Switch wordpress signal site to multisite

WordPress multisite is converted from Single site, or you can also choose Multisite when installed. By default, you already have a website with webinoly and now want to switch.

Create a Wildcard SSL for the domain

If you want to use ssl for subdomains, this step is to have ssl for wildcard.

sudo site example.com -ssl=off			# tắt ssl nếu đã kích hoạt trước đó
sudo site example.com -ssl=on -wildcard # kích hoạt ssl cho kỹ tự đại diện *

Make sure you point the domain to the server. You will be given a TXT recode to add to the domain. Note, do not press Ctrl + C to copy. Maybe you have to type Value in notepad and make sure it’s correct.

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Please deploy a DNS TXT record under the name
_acme-challenge.example.com with the following value:

ZbKkgwF6nY-bFUSZP1Dqm6kBEMErJCkLElW3oBNmExY

Before continuing, verify the record is deployed.
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Press Enter to Continue

Depending on the domain provider, and there are different ways to declare TXT values. It is possible to leave the name and value fields separate, and you can also concatenate the name and value fields by equal oil. For example:

_acme-challenge.example.com=ZbKkgwF6nY-bFUSZP1Dqm6kBEMErJCkLElW3oBNmExY

If in doubt, add both. After adding, press Enter to continue. With webinoly, this is the most fussy step. Easyengine 4, you can copy comfortably because it has the following authentication command, easy to support subdomain very well, but currently cannot Mapping domain.

Another way is not to use Wildcard, just create a normal ssl for the primary domain and subdomain, then create the ssl by the following command:

sudo site sub.example.com -ssl=on -root=example.com

Switch to Multisite

sudo site example.com -multisite-convert

Refress the page, re-login, then visit Network Admin > Bảng tin > Cài đặt > Cài đặt mạng
In this section you will choose either Subdomain or Subfolder. Webinoly will automatically update the wp-config.conf file for you.

Now add your child website

My sites > Network Admin > Sites

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