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How To Set Unique Domains To Your Multisite Subdomains or Subdirectories (10 posts)

  1. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    GOAL: To set a UNIQUE Domain to one of the subdomains/subdirectories within the Multisite Network.

    For example: Main Network site & 3 Multi-sites
    Main Network Site
    1. Mainsite.com
    Multisites
    1. Site1.mainsite.com
    2. site2.mainsite.com -->Goal:Change to Unique--> http://SITE2.COM
    3. site3.mainsite.com

    Questions:
    1. What are the steps to do implement a unique domain to the sub-domain or sub-directory?

    2. If this is possible, & you use Tracking code on the unique domain site, what's actually being tracked? The Entire Network site, or the Unique Domain site?

    3. If this is possible, how are pages/posts actually created within the Admin? Will you be creating pages such as:
    1. Uniquesite.com
    2. site2.mainsite.com/page1 site2.mainsite.com/post2

  2. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    1. You need http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/domain-mapping

    2. If you mean something like GA - then http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/google-analytics-for-wordpress-mu-sitewide-and-single-blog-solution is what you need.

    3. Not sure what you mean here :)

  3. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/
    is the free one.

    @eirlymeyer you;re setting up your own version of wordpress.com.

  4. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Andrea & Venture Maker:

    So basically, if we use the concept of Domain Mapping then

    site2.mainsite.com -->Goal:Change to Unique--> http://SITE2.COM
    Then a person who comes to the site will see "site2.com" in their address bar?

    But what about registrations? Will the default to the subdomain/subdirectory or is it possible to register people through the "Mapped Domain" ?

    But will they see that same thing in the bottom address bar as well (ie: the left hand bottom of the screen that shows the URLs)?

  5. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So basically, if we use the concept of Domain Mapping then
    site2.mainsite.com -->Goal:Change to Unique--> http://SITE2.COM
    Then a person who comes to the site will see "site2.com" in their address bar?

    Either site2.com or both - site2.com and site2.mainsite.com
    At least, premium plugin offers these 2 options ;)

    But what about registrations? Will the default to the subdomain/subdirectory or is it possible to register people through the "Mapped Domain" ?

    If you mean creating blogs like xxxxx.site2.com where site2.com is the mapped domain name - I'm afaid, no.
    You might want to check this thread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-use-multisite-and-domain-mapping?replies=3 and/or WPMU Blog Registrations at http://uglyrobot.com/

  6. Either site2.com or both - site2.com and site2.mainsite.com
    At least, premium plugin offers these 2 options ;)

    So does the free one.

  7. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you mean creating blogs like xxxxx.site2.com where site2.com is the mapped domain name - I'm afaid, no.
    You might want to check this thread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-use-multisite-and-domain-mapping?replies=3 and/or WPMU Blog Registrations at http://uglyrobot.com/

    Actually, what i meant was if you have:

    mainsite.com =As the main site
    site2.mainsite.com == As the subdomain
    uniquesite2.com = As the unique domain mapped to site2.mainsite.com

    Whereas, if you were to set up a membership site, or for people to register to use "uniquesite2.com", then would the users end up having to go to a page to either 1.) Register or 2.) Lgoin at subdomain level (ie: site2.mainsite.com)
    ~ OR ~
    will these tools you mentioned allow users to register & login at the unique domain (ie: uniquesite2.com)

  8. Neither domain mapping plugin messes with the registration. by default, users woudl register at the main site - the original one.

    Ugylrobot *had* a plugin available for per-blog registration, but it's been removed.

    If it's in the repo, feel free to point it out to me.

  9. Uma Sumeros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Everyone:

    I set up a multi-site in a sub-domain config, but getting visitor stats from them through our CPanel and Google analytics was not working (and yes I tried every configuration that was suggested for this), so I have set up the sub-domains individually and now the stats are reporting.

    What I want to do use the domain mapping plugin to connect them to the main blog for administration. Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  10. If they are individual install, no.

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