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Redirecting second URL to main MultiSite Installation without creating a new blo (14 posts)

  1. Roswitha Gerhart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want to redirect one page (abc.com) to the WordPress MultiSite installation on a second domain (a-b-c.com).
    If abc.com is entered, the main page under a-b-c.com should start and the user should directly get the content from this main installation, as abc.com is only a variation in the writing style and not meant to be a separate website.
    The domains both are already rooted to the same directory and when I start the second domain, WordPress (with activated MultiSite) treats abc.com as if I try to register a new blog for the a-b-c.com installation and leads to the following URL:
    http://a-b-c.com/wp-signup.php?new=abc.com
    Is it possible to completely treat the WordPress start as if I had started the a-b-c.com ULR when entering abc.com?

    I already tried it with the Rewrite-Code for single WordPRess installations in the .htaccess, but that did not change anything.

    Thank you for your kind help!
    RGerhart

  2. I want to redirect one page (abc.com) to the WordPress MultiSite installation on a second domain (a-b-c.com).

    One page or the whole domain? If it's ONE page, then you should be trying to redirect abc.com/onepage and not the whole domain.

    Which one is the MAIN (i.e. orginally installed to) domain on the network?

    If you're using domain mapping, you can map multiple domains to sub sites, and possibly the main site...

  3. Roswitha Gerhart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry for the used unclear terminology (I translate here).
    I need to redirect the whole domain abc.com to the main WordPress installation on the domain a-b-c.com.
    abc.com is no separate installation or should not appear with separate content at all, but only should redirect the user, who enters this writing variation, to a-b-c.com.

    a-b-c.com is the main installation, already running as it should as a WordPress MultiSite network, where the registration of new blogs is blocked.

    Thank you for your help, Ipstenu!

  4. Hmm. You could try parking abc.com on top of a-b-c.com, but if you're using domain mapping plugins, you may need to do that AND add a second map for it on your main site.

  5. Roswitha Gerhart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am not sure how I can do the parking of the domain and get it to work correctly.
    I am currently not using domain mapping plugins.
    The abc.com domain is already set to start the root directory of the a-b-c.com installation. There it does start the WordPress-installation, just is not recognized as a parallel entry point to the a-b-c.com website, but instead is treated as a new blog.

    I already contacted my server provider and got the answer,that all settings regarding the server are o.k. and correctly set. The remaining settings would need to be adjusted in WordPress.

    So here I am and trying that.
    Thank you for your kind help, Ipstenu!

  6. Did you park the domain or make an add on? They're different things.

    Parking just means if you go to URL1.com it drops you in URL2.com. You don't set it to 'start' anywhere, most of the time.

    An add on is different.

  7. Roswitha Gerhart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry for making it so complicated and unclear. I am not sure the terminology of my server provider is the same as how you use it.

    The abc.com [URL1] domain should normally just start the a-b-c.com [URL2] and this already works for other installations I have on that server, not running with WordPress. So this setting should be equivalent to what you call 'parked'.
    The whole WordPress installation for a-b-c.com is situated in an add on, but here I am not certain that my server provider uses it in the way you do.

    I hope that makes it a bit clearer what settings I made for the WP-Network.
    Thank you for your patience and help, Ipstenu!

  8. So this setting should be equivalent to what you call 'parked'.

    Sadly the answer to that is 'maybe.'

    Can you ask your host if the a-b-c.com domain is an add on or parked?

  9. Roswitha Gerhart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    a-b-c.com is an Add-on domain. (I have other installations and domains in that account as well and this domain is a separate Add-on domain in that account space.) abc.com would be the parked domain, which should go on top of the a-b-c.com installation and should not appear as separate entity.

    I hope that information helps.
    Thank you very much, Ipstenu!

  10. Okay.

    So a-b-c.com (aka the REAL domain) is an add-on itself. That's ... complicated.

    I would try this method: http://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpanel/how-to-park-a-domain-on-an-addon-domain

  11. Roswitha Gerhart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you very much, Ipstenu.
    The parking of the domain already re-locates the abc.com domain to the a-b-c.com domain. The server settings in that regard are already in place and are counterchecked by my server provider, so really should be as they should. And the entry of the abc.com URL does already start the a-b-c.com URL.
    The remaining problem is, that the WordPress installation now treats the incoming second domain abc.com as a newly to register blog and not the identical start for the main a-b-c.com.

    Is that something I can get the WordPress installation to handle as intended? I think, the WordPress installation somehow needs to get the message to treat the abc.com domain like the a-b-c.com domain.

  12. I've never parked a domain on a Multisite without the intent of using it as a subsite (ie. domain mapping). I don't know why this would be so radically different on Multisite. I park domains on singlesites all the time.

  13. The remaining problem is, that the WordPress installation now treats the incoming second domain abc.com as a newly to register blog and not the identical start for the main a-b-c.com.

    Is that something I can get the WordPress installation to handle as intended?

    Nope. You cannot have more than one domain showing up for the main site.

  14. Roswitha Gerhart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you very much, Ipstenu and Andrea_r, for helping me with my problem.
    I fear, that leaves only the option to rethink the page concept and throw the current installation out and make it a single WordPress installation.
    I am not really happy with that, but think that is the only option left open now.
    Thank you very much for your kind help !

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