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Installing Multi-Blog Network on subdomain. Is there a work around? (8 posts)

  1. bittersweet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've read the install requirements for WordPress 3.0.1 and creating a multi-blog network. I know the WordPress requirements say to install WordPress at the root of my site otherwise WordPress will not be able to create subdirectories for multiple blogs.

    Here is my concern. I'm already using another CMS application at the root of my site. I'd like to install WordPress under a subdomain so I can create a blog network with subdirectories, something like http://blogs.mydomain.com/subdirectory1, http://blogs.mydomain.com/subdirectory2, etc. Is there any work around that would allow for this to happen in the new version of WordPress.

    If I install WordPress 3.0.1. at the root of my site, I'm concerned that it will conflict with the default page for my site, that is index.html and not index.php.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or am I basically stuck having to install WordPress multiblog network at the root of my site.

    Thanks...

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What doesn't work is if you set up WP3.0.1 in http://www.mydomain.com/blogs/ and go multisite - though I've heard it work for others because root application is not WordPress. No guarantees though.

    And Yes, you can install WP3.0.1 in subdomain http://blogs.mydomain.com/ and then go multisite subdirectory structure like you mentioned above. No worries at all. I have an install set up this way.

  3. I'd like to install WordPress under a subdomain so I can create a blog network with subdirectories, something like http://blogs.mydomain.com/subdirectory1, http://blogs.mydomain.com/subdirectory2, etc.

    Yes, you can do that.

    The restrictions you read about were for different setups, like "I want to install it at mydomain.com/wordpress/ and have all the blogs be whatever.mydomains.com." THAT you can't do.

  4. bittersweet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Mercime for replying to my question. I'm so pleased that I can run a blog network under the subdomain and keep my WordPress blog network off the root of my site (to limit potential conflicts with my other CMS).

  5. ivounnerry
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi.. i have a great problem on installing domain mapping.. im kinda new to this job.. im just wandering why domain mapping and domains options on Super admin menu don't appear?? i'm working on it since yesterday and i couldn't figure out what's the problem.. can you please help me??

  6. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @bittersweet - Cheers.

    @ivounnerry - Read this tutorial.

  7. Kivgaen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a follow up to this question...

    I currently have a WP multiblog set up at: www.(domainHostedByAwardspace).com. I want to move the website, eventually, to www.(domainHostedByGoDaddy).com. The domain name of my website, (www.myWPdomainName.com), will not change.

    The multiblogs that I currently have set up are blog1.mydomainname.com, blog2.mydomain.com, etc...

    The way GoDaddy works is I have a "main" website, (domain name is irrelevant), and all subsequent domains registered on the same hosting plan will be in a sub-directory of the first website. So, this website currently exists: http://www.masterdomain.com/myWPdomainName/

    So... here's the 10,000 question: How do I move over my multi blog from one hosting company to the second hosting company, without an interruption in service? basically, can I have the new multi-blog website set up initially as:

    http://www.masterdomain.com/myWPdomainName/, have all of the sub-blogs set up as: http://www.masterdomainname.com/myWPdomainName/blog1, http://www.masterdomainname.com/myWPdomainName/blog2, etc. Use the "masterdomainname.com" as the "testing" URL, and then when I am satisfied that everything works properly, I change the DNS records of myWPdomainName and add all of the sub-domains to point to the directories as laid out in the above examples. when the DNS has been updated fully, then I can remove reference of the masterdomainname.com and just go back to http://www.myWPdomainName.com, blog1.myWPdomainName.com, etc.

    So -- Can I do this?

  8. Short answer: yes.

    long answer:
    - to change the domain name when you're using multisite means you have to actually visit the database and change it in a few dozen places. Alllll over the place.
    - to host this on goDaddy means you gotta ask them hard questions that their level 1 support people space out on. tho if you're making the sites in a subfolder format, you shoudl be okay. Still, double-check.

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