Creating the myPages Template
By having a template for the salesperson sites you will be able to add new salespeople with ease. The tutorials in this section will include how to setup the template plugin, the content and plugins that should be on your template, in addition to other information.
New Blog Templates Plugin
We use the New Blog Template Plugin from WPMU Premium to make adding new sites a breeze.
You can get the plugin here (affiliate link)
Set up your template
Step One: Creating a site
Create a site that will act as your template and call it something like “Salesperson Template Site” so that it doesn’t get edited or deleted by mistake. A good way to tackle this is to create your “main” site first. Add your header, background, menu and other styling elements that you want to use. Then make that site a template as described below. Create your salesperson template site using the “main” template. If it has more than you want, e.g. home page slider, that is easily removed. Doing it this way will help give your sites a consistent look and save time. Once you have your salesperson site template built you can delete the “main” template as you won’t need it any more.
Step Two: Make the site from step one a template
Create your template. You will need to get the blog ID of your “Salesperson Template Site” first, and you can do this by going to the site list and just hovering over the “Edit” section as shown below. You can also select edit and look in the address bar if you would like too.
Now that you have the plugin installed and the site ID of the site you want to make your template go to Settings > Blog Templates from your network admin (/wp-admin/network/)
Add content to your template
Of course the main idea with having a template is to limit the amount of work that you will need to whenever you add a new salesperson. So what we want to do here is add all the content and settings that will be consistant for each site.
Add Gravity Forms
The forms that are used within the myPages sites for salespeople are going to be very consistent and we have made it easy to add them to the first site. You will want to follow the.
Awesome! now you have a template you can easily create new sites.