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[resolved] Multisite on non-primary domain, not static IP, url rewrite (3 posts)

  1. TheJRWesley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm currently running two multisite wordpress installs, same host company but separate hosting packages. The multisite install on the primary domain of my first host package works just fine.

    The current problem of the second multisite install is that after creating a new site, the database entries are live, but the url does not direct to the subdomain properly - it directs to a completely different website altogether, one that I'm not the administrator of.

    For reference: the non-primary domain with its own wordpress multisite install: bloodtidezine.com
    The new site as a subdomain: store.bloodtidezine.com

    bloodtidezine.com is a subdomain of my primary site on that host. I'm assuming that the problem stems from something that should be in my .htaccess file to handle this situation...

    ...or is it not possible to have a non-primary domain run a subdomain multisite wordpress install?

    I'd like to have the multisite be subdomain based, not subdirectory.

    The hosting package does not include a static IP.

    Thanks.

  2. The current problem of the second multisite install is that after creating a new site, the database entries are live, but the url does not direct to the subdomain properly - it directs to a completely different website altogether, one that I'm not the administrator of.

    That sounds familiar and I don't think it's htaccess, I think it's httpd.conf and your VirtualHosts.

    When you say 'non primary domain', are these separate domains, or is one an add-on to the other?

    And does it work if you manually create the subdomain, vs using (I presume_ wildcards?

  3. TheJRWesley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Addon domain. And yes, wildcards.

    After reading your suggestion about manually creating the subdomain, I first tried a DNS entry, which didn't pan out.

    However, my next attempt was to manually add a subdomain listing that pointed to the multisite network folder (the folder of the addon domain with the multisite intsall) I was directed to a shiny new twenty-eleven subdomain site like its supposed to do.

    So thanks!

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