How to add multisite to EE single site?


#1

Hi. Been using EE for a while and I love it. However, I have only ever used EE to create a single site. So, my question is if use the multisite commands to add a new WP site to a subdomain, will it screw up my single site installation. I initially used the w3tc switch when installing EE. Have since deleted W3tc completely and moved to Cache Enabler. Seems to be faster and much easier to manage. If what I want to do is possible, what would be the best EE command to use for creating sites on the subdomains.

Thanks in advance Jeff


#2

Hello,

After removing w3tc, have you use the command ee site update yoursite.ltd --wp ? Because EasyEngine set custom nginx configuration for each cache mechanism, and --w3tc include nginx directives which may not work properly with another plugin.

Additionally you have the choice with several other cache mechanism :

ee site create example.com --wpsc # install wordpress with whisp-super-cache plugin
ee site create example.com --wpfc # install wordpress + nginx fastcgi_cache
ee site create example.com --wpredis # install wordpress + nginx redis_cache

But to answer to your question about WP Multisite, you can convert your current wp instance in a multisite with the command ee site update. The documentation page is available here : https://easyengine.io/docs/commands/site/update/

Before trying a command, make sure to backup your wordpress files and your database.


#3

Thank you so much. No, I did not run the EE update command. But, I will back up and give it a try. I didn’t cause I didn’t notice any issues after removing W3TC. But I do understand what you mean, and it makes a lot of sense. I will review the commands for the multisite conversion, as you suggested. Thanks again.


#4

Hi. I have question about this cache conversion process, though. Can I keep fastcgi cache or should I remove it? also, i am using let’s encrypt… so… what would be the actual command I would use to remove the W3TC settings. Site seems to be working okay with fastcgi and cache enabler, but maybe I am dreaming and missing something. is using both of them redundant and should I only use one? little confused here. Please advise. thanks.