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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#17543 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

WordPress Multisite/MU/Network naming is ambigious

Reported by: novasource's profile novasource Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Site Keywords: close
Focuses: Cc:


What is the official term for when once WordPress instance hosts multiple blogs? WordPress Network? WordPress Multiuser? WordPress MU? doesn't make this clear. "Network" appears in lower case in the first paragraph, but "Multisite" is in upper case (suggesting authority) but in parenthesis (de-suggesting authority). Yet in the WordPress app, the link is called Network Admin. And on this tracker, the component is Multisite.

I'm having trouble consistently communicating to users without knowing which words to use. I would appreciate more clarity in the documentation and consistency between the documentation,, and the product UI.

Change History (5)

#1 @nacin
13 years ago

The feature, particularly in code, is called multisite. A network is a group of sites. So the network admin is for administering a network.

#2 follow-up: @ocean90
13 years ago

  • Severity changed from major to normal

From my standpoint:

Network admin is only the backend for the Super Admin.

Multisite is a network of sites/blogs.

So the official term should be WordPress Multisite (was WordPress MU for WordPress Multiuser). And with WordPress Multisite you can create a network, a network of sites.

See also the constants WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE and MULTSITE.

(I know nacin was faster)

#3 @andrea_r
13 years ago

Also, anything related to WordPress MU (in terms of terminology) is done. We're rapping knuckles in the forum over it. ;) It can make a difference when volunteers give answers.

And the codex page can be edited by anyone with a login. Feel free to tidy that up.

#5 in reply to: ↑ 2 @SergeyBiryukov
13 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
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