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[resolved] Two top level domains configuration (7 posts)

  1. steve.athenainsurance
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I wish to have Domain.today.com and Domain.tonight.com allow for subdomains and subsite to be visible from entry from either domain "search" point.

    For example, someone searching from domain.today.com search event "could" see some event postings that were posted in the domain.tonight.com site.

    Configuration pre-requisites
    Hosting in on dedicated Linux server with apache and MySQL

    I understand that I need to modify the wp-config.php with a allow wp-multisite comment and another wp-config.php replace some code instruction,

    I understand that .htacces needs to be modified also

    Here are the plugins:
    Networks for WordPress
    Wordpress Mu Domain Mapping
    Wordpress MU sitewide Tages Pages

    So here comes the questions:
    1. If domain.tonight.com is the domain that I make the modification to do I also input the same changes to the domain.today.com?

    Also, in the instruction regarding the email. I tried the ssh access to change the file names but I failed horribly. There were not tinier step by step instructions on how to make the changes. I do have access to all the server thru the Plesk 11.xx control panel as Super Admin but I am lost on a. is the change just to the domains or is it a server wide change that affect all domain on my dedicated server?

    Thank you and kind regards,

    Oh.. I am doing a fresh install for both.

  2. steve.athenainsurance
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Also, here is another point of confusion. How do I "merge" two files that are "named" the same and do the best I can?

    Here is the instruction part..."2.Move sunrise.php into wp-content/. If there is a sunrise.php there already, you'll just have to merge them as best you can."

    Can you have two files of the same name in wp-content?
    I am getting an error message that I cannot move the sunrise.php file from wordpress-mu-momain-mapping to wp-content file.

    I am stuck...

    What to do now?

  3. So the reason no one answered you the first time you posted this - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/networked-two-top-leve-domains-sharing-same-database?replies=1 - is because you're doing a VERY complex thing that is a mess.

    1) Read this http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    That's how you create a network.

    2) Pick ONE domain (either tonight or today, whatever) to be the parent.

    foo.today.com
    foobar.today.com

    3) Make a site for 'tonight.today.com' (yes, I know) and DOMAIN MAP it to be tonight.com

    4) Use networking plugins to make subsites off tonight.com

    It's all theoretical, though. You should only need ONE install of WP for all this.

    Can you have two files of the same name in wp-content?
    I am getting an error message that I cannot move the sunrise.php file from wordpress-mu-momain-mapping to wp-content file.

    Can you have two files of the same name in ANY folder on a computer? No.

    You'll have to merge your sunrise files if you have two.

  4. steve.athenainsurance
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Ahh..hmmm...

    I just migrated the sites to a new host.

    All propogation of dns is resolved.

    Installation of the Newtwork went well.. including copying the sunrise.php to the wp-content folder.

    I have dedicated ip's for botht ...today.com and ....tonight.com and included both in the settings....

    Ok.. So now I am lost as to what step to make next. Keepping in mind that I want the ."today.com" people to be able to post to "today.com" and the ..."tonight.com" people to be able to post to "tonight.com"

    When either user searches for an event or blog.. I would like it to be visible to both sites.

    I am confused... Do I setup http://... site.today.com under the domain mapping section? I have a wordpress installed on a stand alone basis on the today site too! Do I delete it and just point to the tonight.com site?

    Thanks...

  5. You can't have both. We went over that with sunrise ;) It's a basic rule of computers: Everything has to be individual.

    Ok.. So now I am lost as to what step to make next. Keepping in mind that I want the ."today.com" people to be able to post to "today.com" and the ..."tonight.com" people to be able to post to "tonight.com"

    Right, that's handled by only adding the today people to the today sites. That's easy.

    When either user searches for an event or blog.. I would like it to be visible to both sites.

    You'll need a plugin for network search. They're out there.

    I am confused... Do I setup http://... site.today.com under the domain mapping section? I have a wordpress installed on a stand alone basis on the today site too! Do I delete it and just point to the tonight.com site?

    As I said last time:

    Pick ONE domain (either tonight or today, whatever) to be the parent.

    [...]

    3) Make a site for 'tonight.today.com' (yes, I know) and DOMAIN MAP it to be tonight.com

    So where are you with this?

  6. LoneWolf95665
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I am back and thanks for the "tips"...

    The customer service person assisted with the tips on Pointing the Nameservers and dedicated ip of the ...today.com to the ...the tonight.com site.

    Then also added and showed me where I go into the cpanel to park the domain of ...today.com. Great! Good thus far.

    I have created the ...today.com site in the parent ...tonight.com site.

    Now I have to wait for the dns propogation.. you wanted to know where I was at..

    fyi..changed my handle to be more apprapo...

  7. LoneWolf95665
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

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