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[resolved] Multiple domains and directories simultaneously (7 posts)

  1. mspiegle
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This didn't appear to work out of the box for me, so I'm hoping I just made a dumb mistake. My end result is that the following can be separate blogs under the same install of WP:

    main installation: wordpress.internaldomain.com
    news.mycompany.com
    blog.mycompany.com
    http://www.anotherdomain.com/food
    http://www.anotherdomain.com/entertainment

    Here are the steps I've taken so far:
    1) Install WP
    2) Use wordpress.internaldomain.com as the main site
    3) Enable subdomain blogs
    4) Install domain mapping plugin
    5) Create wordpress.internaldomain.com/food
    6) Map http://www.anotherdomain.com to /food

    After #6, it looks like http://www.anotherdomain.com IS the 'food' blog without the subdirectory. This implies that if I create 'entertainment' and map it to http://www.anotherdomain.com, there would be a collision.

    Is there a way to achieve what I'm looking for?

    Regards,
    Mike

  2. I'm actually really happy to see someone do this in the wild! That confirms something which, well, you won't like...

    What you should do instead og making wordpress.internaldomain.com/food is make wordpress.internaldomain.com/anotherdomain

    THEN map anotherdomain.com to wordpress.internaldomain.com/anotherdomain.

    THEN (I know) use a MultiNetwork plugin to create subblogs off that.

    It's weird, but you can't map subfolders the way you're thinking.

  3. mspiegle
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the speedy response!

    Interesting. I tried using a multi-network plugin with no success, but I wasn't mapping it the way you described. Do you think this plugin will be sufficient?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-multi-network/

  4. That one or the pay one called Networks+ from http://wpebooks.com/networks/

    I know J-trip has said he's behind in updating that one.

  5. mspiegle
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just tried this, and it seemed like it was going to work, but I ended up with the following:

    http://www.anotherdomain.com works fine, but http://www.anotherdomain.com/food does not work. In the wp-admin interface, the link for 'visit blog' is correct, but going to the blog results in the wordpress 404 page (couldn't find the post you were looking for). For some reason, it isn't catching the /food part and mapping it to another blog.

  6. You're not trying to map anotherdomain twice, are you?

    1) Install WP
    2) Use wordpress.internaldomain.com as the main site
    3) Enable subdomain blogs
    4) Install domain mapping plugin
    5) Create wordpress.internaldomain.com/anotherdomain
    6) Map http://www.anotherdomain.com to /anotherdomain
    7) Install MultiNetworking
    8) Add a site onto http://www.anotherdomain.com

    You did it taht way, right?

  7. mspiegle
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Once again, I greatly appreciate your quick response. I ended up trying out the paid plugin you mentioned (with how much time I've spent on this, $26 is CHEAP!). It didn't work at first (super-admin couldn't login to the Network+ site), but after a little tinkering, it's working great now. Does exactly what I want.

    Thanks for the suggestion!

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