An Indispensable Multisite
WordPress Development Partner

Leverage the immense potential of WordPress Multisite by taking charge of numerous websites from a single WordPress installation and seamless content management across multiple websites. With us, you get extremely reliable and scalable Multisite development that delivers massive long-term ROI.

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Delivering Multisite Benefits
to the Ryman Hospitality Group

Combined 11 Separate Websites into a Multisite Architecture

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WordPress VIP Migration and Optimization for—The Ryman Hospitality Group

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Our Multisite Development Services

Enterprise WordPress developers at Multidots recognize the importance of building websites at scale and Multisite website development is a critical service that allows them to scale a website in a way that delivers tangible results.

Strategy

Our WordPress developers plan and implement a Multisite strategy that helps your business standout from its competition.

Design

Multidots WordPress experts craft a visually and functionally appealing parent framework that can be used across multiple sites.

Development

We put our hands-on experience of working on the latest WordPress versions to build a complex, yet robust Multisite network. 

Migration & Optimization

Multisite migration is tricky and full of pitfalls, but we have earned a reputation for seamlessly moving standalone sites to a Multisite environment.

Why Multisite?

There comes a time when a single website becomes too big to scale, support and optimize with extensions, plugins and third-party tools. WordPress Multisite acts as a critical differentiator when your business wants to target different geographical markets and run websites in different languages. With WordPress Multisite, you can establish different brands for different regions and also increase market share.

Here are a few scenarios that can be addressed with WordPress Multisite development:

  • Your magazine website grows exponentially and all its sections have the potential to become a website on their own.
  • Your business wants to explore newer markets for growth and you need subsites that are built to tackle specific geographies.
  • Your business website needs to scale in such a manner that there are different subsites for different branches.
  • Your business has grown in diverse verticals, and a single website is not enough to deliver the diverse messaging needed, and different verticals demand their own unique subsite.
  • Your Government/NGO website need to a subsite for each department or region.
  • You want to run and manage a blog network, wherein each blog must be managed through its own subdomain.
  • Your educational website now wants students to create their own blog using the institution’s server.

Key Benefits of
a WordPress Multisite Network

Ease of Access and Management

Site administrators can access all sites on the network with just one username and password. As a site administrator, you can control and manage multiple sites through a single WordPress dashboard. But you can also deploy multiple access levels for easy administration. You can have a unique administrator for each site, but a super administrator can access and manage content for all sites. You can also make sure that a subsite administrator cannot get network-wide access. With Multisite, you can macro manage sites and even micromanage them.

Shared Plugins

Get the advantage of a shared feature that allows you to access shared plugins. This means if you want to add a plugin to all your sites, you can distribute plugins across all your sites, all at once, from the Network Admin Dashboard. With Multisite, the hosting account is able to share plugins with all the subsites on the network. If you do not want to install on a few sites, you can pick and choose your subsites. This saves a lot of time, otherwise spent applying plugins individually across all your sites. The ‘Shared Plugin Network’ enables you to apply all activated plugins on all your subsites.

Shared Themes

WordPress Multisite allows you to apply one theme across all your subsites, in one go. All one needs to do is choose a theme already installed on your WordPress Multisite, and click on ‘Network Enable’. This theme will be distributed across all your sites, with one click. But, that’s not all. There might be a need for some sites requiring a different theme, and Multisite gives you the flexibility to apply different themes to different sites. With the ‘Shared Themes’ feature you can essentially deliver a unified visual experience across all sites, or differentiate your subsites by adopting unique themes. The choice is yours.

Shared Users

If you are building different WordPress installations, creating duplicate user accounts across different sites is a tedious task. But this task becomes easier on Multisite as it allows you to centrally manage users and allow their access to different sites on the network. By managing access through User Settings, you can give access to a few chosen sites, or to all your sites. What’s more, you can also micromanage user access by allowing or denying certain permission to the user. With Multisite, user registration is a breeze, ensuring you have more time for more strategic website management activities.

Super Scalability

There is no limit to the subsites you can create. Think of scenarios wherein you want to grow your business in France and Spain. You can have two subsites, one in French and another in Spanish. But what if your business starts to grow massively in other EU countries. You can quickly scale up your Multisite network by adding subsites that target different EU countries. This can happen quickly and in a hassle-free manner. There are no management issues and more importantly, all this happens without overloading your server. This ensures optimum performance for all the sites.

Easy to Update and Maintain

The best part about Multisite is that it’s just a single WordPress installation, which means you only need to update once and then push this update across all your subsites. So, even if you have hundreds of sites, an update can be streamlined across all the sites, all at once. You don’t have to update separate sites individually, imagine the time that would take! The centralized nature of WordPress Multisite also means that it is very easy to maintain, with the help of standardization. One dashboard – Maintain multiple sites.

The Multisite Solutions Portfolio

Multidots is a leading provider of Multisite development services that has a proven track record of building a Multisite network for business in sectors like education, media and publishing, finance, hospitality, retail and more.

01.

Universities

Leveraging Multisite for creating subsites for university departments or also student/teacher blogs on university networks, which can also help institutions build a vibrant community network.

02.

Banks and financial institutions

Creating a Multisite network that can enable institutions to have a subsite for different countries or even different departments such as credit cards, loans and insurance.

03.

Government offices with Multiple departments

Maximizing the potential of Multisite to craft unified/diverse online sites for a range of government departments or which deliver a range of solutions for different problem areas.

04.

Stores with multiple outlets

Developing a WordPress Multisite network for retail with different sites offering information about different outlets, with either unified or different themes and plugins.

05.

Digital Publications

Optimizing potential of Multisite to help publications create different websites for different categories. E.g. an online health publication can create separate sites, for fitness, medical devices, etc.

06.

Corporates with Global networks/branches

Building a parent and child site network that helps organizations have unique sites for different state/countrywide branches and even diverse business verticals.

07.

Hotel Chains

Multisite development for a chain of hotels wherein each subsite represents a different hotel or a country specific subsite with information about the various hotel options.

08.

Franchise Business

Optimizing the use of Multisite for franchise owners and the different franchise owned businesses under a parent and child website model where the primary website is the owner and the subsites are the franchises.

Big Brands are Using WordPress Multisite

WordPress Multisite helps build multiple sites under a single installation and this is of huge benefit to organizations that do not want to burden themselves with managing different WordPress installations. Don’t take our word for it. Some of the biggest brands in business are benefitting from WordPress Multisite. You should too.

FAQs

  • Illogical as it may sound, a perfect score on any testing tool is not the goal you should aim for. The PageSpeed Insights score, for example, is not fixed. It varies on each test.

    So, your focus should instead be on Google Core Web Vitals metrics which are the individual timings Google now uses in its algorithm.

    While our goal is always to achieve page load times of under 1 second, we never make any empty promises about the final output we achieve. Anyone promising you a certain score or time is simply trying to sell you on their services.

    That being said, the majority of the websites we manage load in under or around 2 seconds, which is the recommended page load time to hit as per Google.

  • Not necessarily, but quite often, yes. If you’re currently using an EIG-owned company like Bluehost/HostGator, or any equivalent provider, you likely need to switch to reach truly blazing-fast load speeds.

    We’re a featured WordPress VIP Silver Agency Partner, and we can vouch for WordPress VIP’s premium managed hosting quality, customer support, and focus on speed. We can help you with the end-to-end process of moving your WordPress website to the VIP infrastructure, following VIP coding standards, and meeting VIP plugin compatibilities.

    We ensure everything moves over smoothly with zero downtime. Once the migration is complete, we also manage your hosting environment to ensure your website is maximizing its new, fast server.

  • This depends on the size of your WordPress website — the amount of data, content, and the functional complexities of your current website.

    The more complex your website and the more pages to optimize, the more time it will take to hit top speeds and scores on performance benchmarking tools.

  • Rest assured, all your data in its entirety will remain safe and intact during the performance optimization process.

  • As with your data, your existing site’s SEO juice will remain intact and your search engine rankings won’t be affected. If anything, you may expect a notable increase in your page rankings once we’re done optimizing your site speed.

  • We don’t showcase fixed upfront costs as various factors like size, complexity, content, modules, etc. come into play. So the cost of a WordPress page speed optimization service can be determined once we assess your website and requirements.

  • Yes, being experts in native/display ads and website analytics, we do offer advanced third-party code optimization to make these elements of your website faster.

    This includes reviewing your website’s third-party scripts (ads, analytics services, etc.) and making them load more efficiently using various methods like deferring the parsing of JavaScript, establishing early connections, lazy-loading third-party resources, and more.

  • WordPress Multisite isn’t ideal for performance, especially if you’re running an extensive Multisite setup with numerous plugins. Multisite does offer management convenience but often the tradeoff is performance.

    That being said, we do take up WordPress Multisite projects and have a track record of happy clients.

  • Yes, being comprehensive WordPress experts, we also help multilingual WordPress websites with performance optimization to reach their fastest possible speeds.

  • Here’s a list of Google tools we recommend to check your website’s performance:

    • Search Console
    • PageSpeed Insights
    • web-vitals JS
    • Chrome User Experience Report


    And here’s a list of third-party tools you can use to further evaluate your website’s overall performance:

    • Cloudflare
    • New Relic
    • Akamai
    • Calibre
    • WebPageTest
    • Blue Triangle
    • Sentry
    • SpeedCurve
  • If you think:

    • Your CMS’s backend is too complex, or
    • Many of the built-in features offered by your CMS are unused, or
    • You’re paying too much for your CMS’s maintenance, or
    • The performance doesn’t meet your requirements, then

    It’s time to convert Drupal to WordPress. If you are unsure whether you require migration, we can do an audit of your website and suggest the best course of action.

  • This depends on the size — the amount of data and content — and the functional complexities of your Drupal website. The more complex the site and the amount of data to be transferred, the more time it will take to migrate your website.

  • No, all your data in its entirety will be migrated to your new WordPress website.

  • In the short term — a few weeks to a couple of months — your rankings may dip a little. But in the long run, your Drupal website’s SEO will remain intact and your current search engine rankings won’t be affected.

  • If you move it to the same domain, your Drupal website will be replaced by the WordPress version. During migration, your current website remains functional and live.

  • If you are satisfied with your current provider’s services and they can host WordPress websites (which most do), you can stay with your current provider. If you have problems with your current provider (say with regards to performance or ease of use), it’s a good idea to switch to a new hosting provider.

    For enterprise-grade websites, switching to a managed hosting platform like WordPress VIP can be an extremely wise investment.

  • It depends on your existing website. To get a better understanding, we will conduct a thorough evaluation and audit of your Drupal website to gather all necessary information for a successful migration.

  • There’s no fixed cost as various factors like website size and complexity come into play. So the cost can be determined once we understand your requirements.

  • If your Joomla website loads slow, is tough to manage, has multiple outdated components with no chances of upgradation, is costly for you, or is not performance-oriented, it is the right time to shift from Joomla to WordPress. This transition will improve your data security, backend simplicity, functionality, performance, load speed, and user experience.

  • It depends on the project requirements, data complexity, amount of data, and features of your current website. The bigger the project and its scope, the higher the time. However, we will let your Joomla implementation stay hosted in the domain space until the WordPress solution is being built. This will ensure minimal downtime for your website and the least hassles for your visitors.

  • The amount of content, modules, pages, customization, and variation other aspects are the deciding factors when it comes to the cost of Joomla to WordPress migration. Once our team will understand your project and finalize the project scope, we can give you an estimate and decide the pricing model.

  • Multidots uses each possible Data Security aid to make sure that the migration remains safe and fast. We can vouch for our quality of services and assure you that your data will be completely safe with us. So, you need not worry about anything.

  • Truth be told, Joomla to WordPress Migration is a risk with inexperienced teams. But Multidots WordPress developers and migration professionals have handled hundreds of such projects yet. With us, the quality of your website and the functionality of the new implementation can improve only.

  • Yes. Multidots can provide hybrid migration as well as selective migration services to Joomla website owners, assuring hiccup-free execution of the project – no matter how challenging it seems.

  • We shift your website to WordPress without actually pausing it in between, its traffic remains untouched, and throughout this process, your site remains live.

  • It is not essential. As per your project scope and expectation, we can audit your current deployment and suggest the best hosting service provider for your WordPress solution. Our team will ensure that we make a pick for performance-oriented migration.

  • Yes. Your safety and trust are important to us. Therefore, we make sure to sign an NDA before the initiation of the project. We will never ever resell your data or share it with unauthorized sources.

  • We take proper backups of your website and ensure deploying the WordPress solution to cause no harm to your site ranking. With our WP development team, the chances of Joomla data or SEO ranking loss are negligible.

  • If you think:

    • Your website’s backend is too complex, or
    • Many of the built-in features offered by your CMS are unused, or
    • You’re paying too much for your CMS, or
    • The performance doesn’t meet your requirements, then

    it’s time to migrate your Sitecore CMS to WordPress. If you are unsure whether you require migration, we can do an audit of your website and suggest a course of action.

  • This depends on the size of your website, the amount of data, and the functional complexities of your current website. The more complex the site and the amount of data to be transferred, the more time it will take to migrate your website.

  • No, all your data in its entirety will be migrated to your new WordPress website.

  • Your Sitecore website’s SEO will remain intact and your current search engine rankings won’t be affected.

  • If you move it to the same domain, your Sitecore website will be replaced by the WordPress version.

  • If you are satisfied with your current provider’s services and they can host WordPress websites (which most do), you can stay with your current provider. If you have problems with your current provider (say with regards to speed or ease-of-use), you may switch to a new provider.

  • It depends on your current website. To get a better understanding, we will conduct a thorough evaluation and audit of your Sitecore website to gather all necessary information for a successful migration.

  • There’s no fixed cost as various factors like size and complexity come into play. So the cost can be determined once we evaluate your requirements.

  • WordPress Multisite is a feature in WordPress that allows for the creation of a subsite network within a single WordPress installation.

  • This is a great option for businesses who want to take the advantage of multiple websites that showcase different aspects of their business. It makes sense when you need a network of sites that are related to one another in some way or form.

  • With WordPress Multisite, an admin can manage and control multiple websites from a single dashboard. What’s more, content can be pushed out across multiple sites at one go. Multiple websites can also share themes and plugins. This saves a lot of time and effort.  This is not a benefit you will get if you have two different WordPress installations (different WordPress websites).

  • The very fact that numerous websites are being run from just one hosting account means that it is affordable. Imagine a scenario wherein your business needs 50 websites to ensure its messaging reaches all its target audience? The expense incurred  will be immense if you are going to design and develop 50 websites with 50 hosting accounts! On the other hand, you have a network of subsites with one main website. This definitely makes more financial sense.

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