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How do I create blog.mysite.com? (5 posts)

  1. BillPuffin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just don't get it, understand it, or know how to even describe it, but I know I want it!

    What do I have to do to have blog.mysite.com go to the blog on my site. The blog is in the folder /wordpress and I am quite happy to leave it there but would rather not have folks have to remember a long URL to get to the blog

    I do not want it to go the home page on my site.

    Thanks

  2. JoshuaIsaac
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You're referring to a subdomain. Unfortunately this is not handled through WordPress directly (although you need to let WordPress know what is going on). Accomplishing this depends on who you host your site through, what your package includes (grid server, dedicated server or basic hosting). Calling or looking in the 'knowledge base' of your hosting provider would be the quickest way to get this type of thing set up.

    Once you have the techincal worked out with your hosting company, you need to place your blog in that directory (subdomain) and then login to WordPress > Options > General and change where your blog is pointing to.

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    need to place your blog in that directory (subdomain) and then login to WordPress > Options > General and change where your blog is pointing to.

    That's OK, if you do it in the opposite order :)

  4. BillPuffin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for that much. I looked in the web host kb and would like to say they spell it out clearly, but I don't find anything relating to sub-domains there.

    Is this what I should be asking about when I approach their tech support for help?

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Almost every host has something in the description of their packages, like: ...5 subdomains or unlimited subdomains or no subdomains. That's what you are after.

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