Introducing WordPress Multitenancy

Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Auditorium
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

Did you know that running multiple instances of WordPress on a single server doesn’t actually require multiple instances of the codebase? In fact, as of WordPress 3.9, you don’t even need multiple instances of a plugin or a theme! Multitenancy can eliminate massive maintenance overhead in the right situations, think server-wide, near-instant updates that let you stay secure without keeping up with multiple sites. And that’s just the beginning of how it can help.

In this session, I’ll show you how multitenancy can save time and energy while empowering your users. It’s simple, but powerful.


Cliff Seal

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Lead UX Engineer, Pardot, a Salesforce Company

Cliff is a Lead UX Engineer at Pardot, a Salesforce company — a leader in B2B marketing automation — where he is the resident WordPress developer. He’s passionate about keeping people at the heart of UX, and will design, code and research to make it happen.

He’s the co-founder of multiple profitable side projects, such as Evermore and TuneDig. He co-organizes amUX, a morning meetup focused for local UXers. He’s an accomplished speaker who’s given talks around the world. He’s also been developing with WordPress for many years, contributes back into the community and participates in WordCamps.

Cliff lives with his wife, April, in Atlanta, where he can be found at a concert, cycling around the city, or playing guitar.


  • General Lecture Session: Introducing WordPress Multitenancy

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