Y’all know I don’t really like to answer these questions. I mean. Presumably you’ve noticed I don’t answer this a lot anymore?
I don’t care if you use Multisite. And I hate this question because you’re (innocently) asking me one of the most incredibly complicated questions possible.
I’m working with a college who wishes to create a portfolio system for their students. Basically, a student can create their own website – or multiple – to share with employers and others. I’m thinking WP Multisite may be a good option. I could have super admin access, the college’s admin can have super admin access, and each student will have admin access to their individual sites. Would you agree that WP Multisite would be an appropriate solution?
I agree it can be an appropriate solution.
I will never agree it’s the solution.
Read the post I linked to above, will you? The one that explains exactly why this is such a damned hard thing to answer.
Now. Ask yourself this:
- Are those students the people who will be happy where they can’t install a plugin or a theme, or will they badger you endlessly to install them?
- Will those students ever want to easily export/move their sites?
- Will they ever need ‘more’ than WordPress and, thus, need shell or DB access?
- What do you want them to be able to do when they’re done?
- How much time do you have to fix their sites?
- Are you able to review and ensure security for all plugins and themes they may want?
- Do they already have webhosting? (Most universities give you some.)
Figure that out and you’ll know if it’s the most appropriate solution for them and you.