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Question on multisites setup (3 posts)

  1. Stauss
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am new to multisites and appreciate some advice from the pros here on how to go about setting it up.

    I have a few domains in mind and would like to set them up using multisites. For example, there are http://www.usa.com, texas.usa.com, arizona.usa.com, http://www.germany.com, http://www.canada.com

    I have a domain let say http://www.countries.com (non-wpms) tied to my shared hosting account.

    Is it possible and easy to set up WPMS in a subdomain example usa.countries.com and using domain mapping it to http://www.usa.com and subsequent subdomains as texas.usa.com, arizona.usa.com?

    or is there alternative approach to above set up?

  2. Stauss
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have setup the WPMS and the domain mapping plugin.

    my current setup:
    mymaindomain: countries.com
    mysubdomain: usa.com
    my sub-subdomain: texas.usa.com (texas.com)

    I have installed a WPMS in usa.countries.com which is accessible via usa.com

    I tried to add a new site texas.usa.com and did a domain mapping to texas.com

    however,
    url: texas.com returns me a 404 error
    url: texas.usa.com return me to the main page of countries.com

    any suggestions?

  3. usa.com isn't a subdomain. It's a mapped domain.

    You would need this.

    Main install: countries.com
    Subsite: usa (I'd use usa.countries.com)

    Then install a multinetwork plugin and make
    sub-subsite: texas (usa.countries.com/texas)

    Now.

    Map usa.com to usa.countries.com

    And then you have usa.com/texas

    You could probably map texas.usa.com to usa.com/texas at that point, but I'm not sure it'd work.

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