A relatively new feature in WordPress is the ‘Multisite’ configuration. It allows you to have multiple individual websites within one installation and one database, which we call a ‘Network.’ Enabling Multisite allows the management of multiple sites (called Multisite) from one WordPress installation. Each site functions as an independent website/blog, so you can have *drastically* different themes on each site. It is a great idea for large-scale sites that use multiple sub-domains, sub-directories, blog networks, social networks, or even internal networking for businesses or organizations.
Multisite is a great option for businesses and organizations that manage multiple WordPress websites. Whether you’re a college organization looking to centralize the management of your websites, or a large news publisher trying to isolate silos for different departments, Multisite is the answer.
Managing multiple websites with a single installation of WordPress allows for easy network management through a single admin dashboard which a user with appropriate permissions can access via any network site’s admin bar. It is also easy to upgrade the core, plugins and themes for every website in a network. You can share functionality across multiple websites with network plugins, as well as standardize design elements across multiple websites using a parent theme. For more information on creating a network, visit the official WordPress page.