Today’s Multisite Office Hours

We’re continuing multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site office hours in the new year on Tuesdays at 20:00 UTC in the #core-multisite room. This is a wrap-up of today’s discussion with some goals we have in mind.

Major takeaways today:

  • Rapid iteration on new and existing ideas can sometimes be done best as a featured plugin. It would be nice to find some areas of multisite that could be addressed this way and start working for a release in 4.3 or 4.4. It is likely too late to include any new feature plugins in the 4.2 cycle and that’s ok.
  • A good sit is needed with @nacin’s multisite roadmap from late 2013. We should revisit this, see what progress has been made, and compare with the world today. As @sam mentioned, it would be nice to see an updated version that references the previous version.
  • Some workflow study is in order. We talked a bit about the painful workflows for multisite management in closed and open networks. Taking a good look at the pain points in current flows for new users, sites, plugins, themes, etc… would be good to get a grasp on priority. Looking at how The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. is organized could provide a good model for a closed networknetwork (versus site, blog).
  • With of the above combined (and more!), some actual prioritized goals for multisite would be nice. Bug fixes can continue to be addressed as they come in, but without established long term goals we’re “floating aimlessly” (props @earnjam) each cycle with our wish lists. 🙂

So. The next week is for thinking, commenting, and collaborating. If anything above sounds interesting or inspires you a bunch, please leave a comment so we can start organizing around things.

Also – we now have a #core-multisite channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, so hop in there any time with ideas or questions.

Thanks all for the lively discussion today!

Tickets that came up – #30486, #20846, #14569, #18301, #20774, #27606, #30202, #29411

For the long version, office hours started in #core and then moved to #core-multisite if you’re looking for logs.