In the last session we added information on TLS/SSL and added a few items to the guide roadmap. In a nutshell, a wildcard SSL is highly recommended to secure your network, especially on the login/administration pages and when accepting customer payment details. EV SSL certificates offer extended validation and are more onerous to buy, but […]
In this session we added a high level overview of securing your network. Most of this is standard WordPress security stuff. For multisite networks security is especially important because access to a Super Admin account gives access to every site on your network. Recommendations include standard WordPress best practices plus third-party plugins for brute force […]
In this session we covered the settings in the Network Admin dashboard Settings > Network Settings menu. Many of these are a matter of preference, but we included a number of recommendations including templates for the New Site Welcome and New User Welcome emails that you can use. See the full WordPress website platform guide here.
In this session we covered wp-config.php and some customizations that may help your network. Every setup is different based on host and configuration, so what you need may vary. In a later update we’ll go more into detail on what each settings does. Check out the full guide about using WordPress as an automated website […]
In this session we discussed how our automated website platform works. We learned that it allows us to create and maintain an unlimited number of WordPress sites (or as many as our hardware supports) on a single network. All websites on the network share a single filesystem which simplifies theme/plugin updates and other maintenance. All sites also […]
In this session we covered how to setup WordPress multisite, which is the backbone of our automated website platform. It allows us to create and maintain an unlimited number of WordPress sites on a single network. WordPress multisite can be configured two ways: As a subdomain (subdomain.yourwebsite.com) install As a subdirectory (yourwebsite.com/subdirectory) install For the purposes […]
In this session we added a short part on installing WordPress. You won’t have to worry about this if you use a Managed WordPress host of have a host with a one-click installers. If you have the option select a WordPress multisite install using a subdomain setup. If you don’t have the option you’ll have […]
In this session we added TL;DR sections at the top of every major topic. The guide is getting long, so this should make it more helpful and easier to scan. Let me know if you find these useful and we’ll keep adding them. See the full guide on leveraging WordPress as a platform here.
In this session we added the first pass at the Hosting section. Over time we’ll refine this with more detailed reviews, links, and more detailed analysis,but this will have to do for now. Covered: Hosting overview. TL;DR: If you don’t want to manage the servers go with Managed WordPress hosting. Choose this unless you have a good reason […]
In this session we added: Overview of why it makes sense to use WordPress as a website platform, including: What is a website platform? Why is it useful? Who can benefit? How to make the most of it Added the concept of productized services with links to additional resources.