What is multisite?
By multisite we mean the solution where you have multiple websites using the same base. The websites have independent domains, so they run separately from each other, but are still connected to each other and use the same functions.
How does multisite work in Plate?
Multisite is a core functionality within Plate. So you don't have to install expensive software to use it. All templates are multisite from the moment more than two derived websites are created. These websites are easily linked to the source template, also know as mother template, which contains all the functionality that the linked websites need. Think for example of a calendar function, a simple way to add staff members, a vacancy module, a link to a CRM system or other useful functionalities.
With multisite your organisation can easily scale to multiple websites without high costs for custom development. New expansions are applied to the mother template and synchronised with all websites that are linked. This way, new innovations are rolled out directly to all websites within your company, without extra money or energy costs.
With our API and webhooks it is also possible to link the websites within your multisite, so you can exchange information across the websites.
Do want a deeper dive into the world of multisite?
Read our blog Why all websites benefit from a multisite core.
The copy function is standard in Plate. This allows you to copy all types of pages, including all content on them.