In Search of Monster Sites
The WordPress Multisite — what we call Monster Sites — are misunderstood creatures. Beyond the knowledge of how to install and configure it, there is little understanding of what purpose WordPress Multisite serves. Often, the way most discover any benefit to WordPress Multisite, is when they decide to use it in a WordPress project, only to find out just why “monster” is such an appropriate label! Without proper planning or preparation for its use, some multisite installations are disasters waiting to happen. But what if you could prevent a multisite from becoming that monster? What if you could begin your project with a guide to which monster site can work best for you?
Monsters of WordPress is an approach to WordPress Multisite that illustrates potential strategies and patterns that we’ve found work well to keep the monsters at bay. We hope to provide you with a new understanding of the strategic value of certain Monster Site configurations, enough lessons learned to know how to prevent a Monster Site from eating your project, and how applying even some of these WordPress Multisite strategies can tame your next Monster Site once and for all!