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Trouble Serving Multiple Domains (3 posts)

  1. thepete
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Up until a couple days ago, I was using WP 2.2. With that version of WP, I was able to serve multiple domains with the same index.php file. In that index, I had "echo $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']" php tags that would invoke the domain the browser was pointed at and then include the appropriate CSS. However, since I upgraded to WP 2.3.2, WordPress seems to be auto-forwarding back to my main domain. It's possible that my host changed the way they forward parked domains, but I think the odds of them doing it on the exact same day as I decided to upgrade to 2.3.2 are pretty slim. I'm guessing this is some security thing with WP trying to bind the content to the domain--can someone confirm this for me? And if I'm right, does anyone have any ideas as to how to stop this from happening?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My guess is it is related to the "canonical urls" introduced in 2.3. Reading: http://wordpress.org/development/2007/09/wordpress-23/
    + the links

  3. thepete
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That was definitely it, Moshu! Thanks!

    For anyone else having a similar issue with canonical URLs, you can read more about it here:

    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2007/09/25/wordpress-23-canonical-urls/

    Or do what I did and just install a plugin that disables this feature--the plugin is available here:

    http://txfx.net/files/wordpress/disable-canonical-redirects.phps

    Personally, I think there should be an option to turn on and off this feature or at least have a way to tell it not mess with the domain for cases like mine. But either way, I'm happy now.

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