First of all, I have done a lot of reading about this plugin, the way it works and I know there appear to be some difficulties when used together with WP3.3.1 and other "newer" WP versions. But since I need its functionality, I installed it and it seems to work for at least a part of its job. However there is still an issue I can't resolve and I simply need some expert to think with me :)
Currently I have my website HTML based with a PHP based webshop in the /webshop folder. I have a subdomain http://webshop.mydomain.com which points to this /webshop folder. Nice, it works like a charm.
I am building a completely new website and I installed the WP E-commerce webshop plugin to replace my old webshop. The WPEC plugin creates a shop start page which in named "webshop". So far, so good. When I temporarily rename the old "webshop" folder to e.g. "temp" or "old" ad I go to http://www.mydomain.com/webshop, I reach the WPEC Webshop page and that works good. No complaints here.
My next step is to make the WP "webshop" page to be treated as a subdomain, so http://webshop.mydomain.com should result in the "webshop" WPEC page. Therefore I installed the WP Subdomains plugin. I activated the "Activate Page Subdomains" option and I added the required field to the "webshop" page. The plugin perfectly detects the page I want it to be included in its subdomain conversion. When I enable the plugin, the links on my WP page also are converted e.g. http://www.mydomain.com/webshop changes to http://webshop.mydomain.com . Of course I temporarily disabled the old "webshop" folder by renaming it.
One would guess that, navigating to the subdomain, the plugin would redirect to the proper page. But instead of that I get a 500 server error, which could mean about anything. Now I read about DNS wildcards and editing httpd.conf and .htacces but I'm not sure if I have to do that. The /webshop subdomain already exists, pointing to the IP adress of my main site. Am I overlooking something? Thanks in advance for thinking with m!