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Installation on multiple sub-domains (18 posts)

  1. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Scenario - We have a very active website running wordpress on http://www.mydomainname.com. We plan to setup wordpress as a CMS on multiple sub-domains, for http://www.mydomainname.com

    I need to use wordpress this way:
    product1.mydomainname.com -> shall be used to publish articles about product 1

    product2.mydomainname.com -> shall be used to publish articles about product 2

    In all using 10 different product names.

    Questions:
    1. Do we require a seperate installation of wordpress for every sub-domain ?

    2. How can we setup multiple sub-domains using WordPress ?

    Thank You.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    1. Yes.
    2. You cannot make subdomains with WP. You create them in your site control/admin interface (if your hosting package lets you to have 10).
    Then install WP 10 times and... happy blogging :)

  3. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    moshu thank you for replies to our questions quickly, is there a way to contact you directly ?

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just ask, that's why we are here...
    (but on any of my sites there is a contact page)

  5. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thank you moshu :-) email on the way to contact page.

  6. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think there is a plugin to do what you are asking. One minute and I'll see if I can find it.

  7. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://tools.webguerrilla.com/wordpress-subdomain-plugin/

    It turns categories into subdomains. May or may not work for your needs, and I've not tested it myself.

    But might be worth a look.

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow, every day discovering something new! Never seen this plugin, but bookmarked now!

  9. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hello milkb, thank you for replying back to this topic.
    I dont think the above plugin will help us, as the same makes every main category as a sub-domain.

    I think, we will have to go with installation of wordpress on multiple sub-domains to get product1.mydomainname.com

    Although, we can make effective use of above plugin to get something like this:
    features.product1.mydomainname.com :-) using (features) as a category name for wordpress installation on product1 (subdomain)

    Thank You.

  10. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is it possible to display different content on side-bars for every different category ?
    or
    sidebar content is static for all pages for a single installation of wordpress ?

  11. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    office help, keep in mind, you can have sub categories of the main categories. So cat1.yourdomain.com then have sub categories of cat1 be your actual categories.

    And you should be able to do condtionals in your sidebar to determine content. See the default theme's sidebar for an example of some condtionals, I believe you can simply use if (category-1) etc,

  12. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Conditionals on sidebar is a very handy feature for dynamic content (I should definetly spend time with wordpress now to explore its versatile usage).
    Plugin you have mentioned above is great, but the same adds lot of code to .htaccess (I hate to touch this file) which shall create problems in case we plan to change our hosts in future and/or changes made to to server software.
    This might lead entire site to collapse in a moment.

    our site http://www.mydomainname.com is a production site and I am placing wordpress as a articles/cms/news publising feature here.
    Using the dynamic sidebars, we can do miracles with wordpress :-).

    Can you make a wild guess if techwhack.com I assume they are using the sub-domain plugin as well ?
    thats a very impressive way to publish content online.
    If you have better examples of publishing articles/news please share, this can give us better idea about power of wordpress.

    Morever, does wordpress also offers paid/priority support options ?
    Thank You.

  13. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Morever, does wordpress also offers paid/priority support options ?

    No.
    But there is a wp-pro mailing list where you can post your request and those interested will offer you their quotes.
    http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-pro

  14. cori
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OfficeHelp;

    One thing not mentioned thus far is WordPressMU, the very beta, public version of the code that runs the wordpress.com sites. Its intention is to have multiple different blogs on subdomains from one installation.

    Might be worth a look: http://mu.wordpress.org

  15. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    does the download on this page
    http://blogs.linux.ie/download/wpmu/

    supports multiple blogs ?

  16. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you want MU why not directly from the source - from the link cori has posted?
    The link you gave seems to be an older mirror of WP MU.

  17. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    alrite guys, updating the topic again.
    i tested wordpress with various possibilities posted above, i tried multi-domain installation with link milkb posted above but i becomes a big pain to manage the big .htaccess file.

  18. SelArom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hi, how exactly does wpmu work? does it throw everything into one table? if so how does it keep track of who is posting what? what exactly is different in the implementation between mu and regular wordpress? I looked through the source for a while but I'm not very strong in PHP unfortunately.

    -SelArom

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