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How To Create A Blog Network (9 posts)

  1. zish
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello WP.

      First of all "I am Novice".

    I want to build a Blog Network. I went through the documentation but got confused.

    My questions:
    A: With WordPress MU.
    e.g: If my main site is: http://www.example.com.
    Will the blog network would look like.
    http://www.blog1.example.com OR
    http://www.example.blog1.com and
    Is it possible to have http://www.example.com and http://www.blog1.com and so on ..

    B: As I said above, I am Novice but is it possible for me to start by myself and start to grow the network slowly and gradually.

    Note: For Admins and Mods: Since I would have thousands of questions to follow, Is it possible that when this thread is hopefully answered, I create the same title with extension of Parts. e.g: this post title is: How To Create A Blog Network and the Next questions series could be titled: How To Create A Blog Network - Part 1

    Thanks in advance.
    Zishey.

  2. First of all "I am Novice".

    That's good to admit, but you may want to first get your feet wet with a regular (non-multisite) installation. You need to be familiar with and understand DNS and webserver virtual hosts to really make it work well.

    Give this a read http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    And then read the readme.txt from the domain mapper plugin

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/installation/

    When installed correctly, the Domain Mapping MU plugin (must use, not multi-user) lets you perform the multiple domain to one WordPress Network install.

  3. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Note: For Admins and Mods: Since I would have thousands of questions to follow, Is it possible that when this thread is hopefully answered, I create the same title with extension of Parts. e.g: this post title is: How To Create A Blog Network and the Next questions series could be titled: How To Create A Blog Network - Part 1

    You are free to create threads with whatever title you wish. I would suggest, though, that for the best response, you title your thread specifically according to the question you are asking in it.

    E.G. "Multi-site install gives 404 errors on categories" is better than "Multi-site questions part 1" because it's more specific, and lets people know the issue from the title.

    More specific topic titles and more specific questions are more likely to get quality answers than vague or broad topics.

  4. Will the blog network would look like.
    http://www.blog1.example.com OR
    http://www.example.blog1.com and

    They give subdomain or subfolders, like this:

    blog1.example.com
    or
    example.com/blog1/

    I would also suggest you get your feet wet in regular WordPress, as multisite is a more advanced feature.

    Everything in your thread so far has been addressed in other threads.

  5. zish
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ Jan Dembowski
    @ mrmist
    @ Andrea_r

    I am over whelmed with your responses. Thanks alot, honestly I was not expecting such a quick response from volunteer's. awesome and thanks alot.

    I don't want to jump directly to the conclusion but what I can assume from andrea_r and the site documentation is that the mu gives funtionality for the following only:
    * Sub-domains -- like site1.example.com and site2.example.com
    * Sub-directories -- like example.com/site1 and example.com/site2

    and not my third option, which was:
    example.com and site1.com and site2.com...

    @ Jan Dembowski: Thanks for the documentation, I went through it before I started the thread but made me confused :). Hopefully will give it a good look..

    @ mrmist: Thanks for the advice, I thought mostly my questions would eb related to MU, So I thought to ask and make it a thread from Novice To Professional. As what steps needs to be taken first and thenstep by step.

    @ Andrea_r: Thanks alot, you clarify one concept. I had a little bit hands on experience with One Blog but that was long before and now I want to create a Blog Network of 5 Blogs...

    Thanks for time and support.. But I will not stop asking questions -:)

  6. and not my third option, which was:
    example.com and site1.com and site2.com...

    This requires a plugin, but yes, it can be done. IMO, I would get used to WordPress Multisite in general before jumping into that :)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/

  7. zish
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu..

    OOPs great. So with wordpress MU I can not only have subdomains and subcategories but also import independent blogs as well using a simple plugin. Very kool.

    Now my second question. I guess would be better to write a different post and consider giving credit that this thread is solved...

  8. I wouldn't say it's a 'simple' plugin :) There's a LOT to master before using domain mapping becomes simple.

  9. zish
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu..

    Haaahahahha I know for a Novice like me it would be a hard nut but for a professional like you guys, it would be piece of cake..

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