Easily Create & Manage Multiple WordPress Blogs…

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Any bloggers with multiple WordPress blogs soon realizes the pain and time it costs to maintain the almost identical code base for each blogs when he has to take backups and upgrade his blogs. I was looking at various multi-blog WordPress solutions (not WordPress Mu)…

I couldn’t find any solution which is simple to use and configure, allows me to maintain our existing blogs from a single code base and makes upgrade painless.

Do you know any such solution? Would you like to have one?

We need a solution to easily maintain our several (and growing list of) WordPress blogs which makes upgrade and backup (one code base to backup and upgrade is easier than multiple nearly identical code bases) painless. Also it should allow for existing blogs and wouldn’t require anyone mucking into code. All plugins should work seamlessly out of the box and also all themes.


January 21, 2010: 5:22 am

Hey, is this plugin still avaliable to get somewhere? - sounds like a fantastic idea

December 27, 2009: 2:49 am

nice article, from the nice blog. I hope u still keep the good job. I think wordpress in the future is still the right place to us to make our blog popular. I have always took inspiration from your cute blog. keep blogging.
thanks for sharing

April 6, 2009: 11:36 am

I wonder - since this post was first put in 2008, is this tool still working with the recent wordpress 2.7? Please let me know.

February 18, 2009: 4:30 am

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Wiki_family#Ultimate_minimalist_solution is how I solved this for MediaWiki. Perhaps some of the principles could apply to WordPress.

January 8, 2009: 4:31 am

can you please make it downlaodable

November 2, 2008: 11:43 pm

Hi Ang,

I’m in the market for your solution, as long as it doesn’t cost as much as Blog Matrix Pro Platinum!
Basically, I want to use it to run individual blogs for each country within my Europe Travel site.
Any idea when you’ll have it ready?


October 30, 2008: 1:30 pm

Bonjour ,

Ou en etes vous pour votre solution pour creer plusieurs blogs ?
Savez vous comment integrer un blog sur wordpress ?



October 28, 2008: 6:08 am

So what you want is share the plugins only?
Or all base code?
Please let me know what all blog need to share!

September 11, 2008: 5:43 am

We named it TGPress. We are running the following blogs currently using TGPress:
Computer jobs blog
Ctrl-S - A directory of interesting things
and an internal blog too.

We will soon move our other blogs to this system. We have been testing it over a couple of months with success.

September 11, 2008: 4:28 am

Hi Angsuman,
Please, can you give more details about your solution ?
I’ll be really interested to know if it works, and, how it works !
Thanks :-)

June 19, 2008: 2:14 am

We just finished creating a simple solution to the problem. All the WordPress source code for all the blogs is now in a single directory (no duplication). It doesn’t require symbolic links or any kludges, no manual configuration. You can create new blogs, add existing blogs or even delete blogs in less than a minute. All with simple point and click interface, even your grandmother can do it :)

We are currently testing it on demo sites.

June 18, 2008: 10:22 am

I would love a solution for that problem.

Even with one-click-plugin updater, its still a hassle having 30+ blogs to update, and uploading a new wordpress version takes a while on all blogs.

a one simple solution where you with a few clicks can update all your blogs to the latest wordpress version, along with updating plugins on the different blogs would be BRILLIANT!

June 17, 2008: 4:47 am

Hi ts,

I found the solution too. The problem is that it requires changes to several files and requires an expert to configure.

Don’t you find that cumbersome?

June 15, 2008: 1:06 pm

Hi all of my blogs have the same plugin-park ;) if they need one plugin or not,
I hate automatic updates because I do not need hundreds of languages files and I would like to know what could happend or not.

So I have one testdomain, ..
I download the new WP version, with all the plugins I need, after this I opened my ftp with all blogaccounts and copy and paste — 35 blogs - if nothing happend on my testdomain- 3hours


June 12, 2008: 5:03 pm

someone once offered a mod rewrite based solution with only one WP file installtion and differing “wp_config.php” files in different directories. Actually, I think I found that link in the multiblog section of the codex.

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