I recently decided to enable WordPress multisite support on this blog. For those who are unfamiliar, multisite is a new feature in WordPress 3.x that allows for the hosting of multiple blogs in one WordPress instance. Previously, this functionaly required separate installations. I have always wanted to try out the new feature and the request by a colleague to host their blog seemed like an ideal opportunity.
Enabling multisite is relatively complex. It requires manual editing of WordPress configuration files. However, once enabled, the configuration process is relatively easy and I had no problem maintaining my existing content and graphical layout. The installation did request that I change the blog URL from www.livens.org to livens.org, but this did not have a meaningful impact. However, a URL issue shortly emerged. Continue reading How to fix broken external links with WordPress multisite