Introducing Multi-Site Management

Jul 2 2008


RD2 worked with StoneGate Senior Care on a content management solution requiring many websites to be deployed within one master website. The challenge, all of them need to have autonomy while using the same system for publishing and maintaining content.

We’ve done this sort of thing before, but for very large companies, developing within enterprise-class software rather than leveraging the power of open source. StoneGate wanted to be able to scale beyond 50 websites with one content publishing system. Drupal is a perfect fit, except for one important thing. There was no available mechanism for deploying multiple sites within one system that is managed and maintained from one central source. So, we built one.

Now, StoneGate Senior Care is creating new websites quickly and easily using one system with “single sign-on.” New facility websites will be a popular thing for StoneGate. We received accolades from StoneGate’s marketing communications manager and the VP of StoneGate’s development arm for how easy it is to deploy and manage these websites.

StoneGate Senior Care and RD2  will be giving back to the Drupal community by making our Multi-Site Management module available for use with any Drupal 5.6 and 5.7 website. We’ve seen some great things happening in this community and very soon we can share more.

Today we are releasing a series of screencasts that introduce the Villages of Jackson Creek web site and the Multi-Site management module. We will be adding more screencasts each week to showcase the many features of Drupal that were implemented and customized for StoneGate.
Many thanks to StoneGate Senior Care for their support and many thanks to Ryan at Slant for a great user interface to make this come together.

With no further ado:

6 Comments to “Introducing Multi-Site Management”

  1. Watched all the casts, impressive!

    By Robbie Michael on April 25th, 2008 at 8:38 pm
  2. Impressed with the production. Some very exciting things here to look forward to.

    By Graham Sutcliffe on April 25th, 2008 at 11:59 pm
  3. Please contact me. I want this for a project I’m on. Thanks.

    By Chris Charlton on April 26th, 2008 at 11:43 am
  4. Very nice.

    By Ryan Gagnard on August 27th, 2008 at 4:03 pm
  5. Hello. I have my Drupal 5.12 running and I need to implement the multisite utility then i downloaded the multisite manager module from and it doesn’t look (and work) like this one you show here… where could i find this? I really need to make multisite work and I don’t know how!
    I would appreciate your help.

    By jorge on October 27th, 2008 at 4:47 pm
  6. Hi,

    Did you guys release this in the end? We’re contemplating a similar concept but Drupal 6 and would prefer to build on existing work.

    Thanks, Jayen.

    By Jayen Vaghani on April 12th, 2009 at 5:58 am

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