3.0 Multiple blogs, best setup (5 posts)

  1. Stompit
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi There, I am about to install 3.0 and build out a number of websites on the same server. The plan is to have a master site under http://www.x.com and then a number of websites using subdomains http://www.site1.x.com and http://www.site2.x.com.

    Ideally I'd like to use the one WP installation to manage all of these websites. I understand this is possible with 3.0, but before I dive in I was wondering if there were any thoughts from experienced forum members on how to best do the setup.

    I have experience in setting up a number of wordpress sites, I just want to get this right first go :)

    Thanks Peeps!!!


  2. Roy
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You can simply chose to have the new blogs as subdomains or subfolders.

    I went from six WPs to a multisite when I went to 3.0. Works like a breeze.

    Read this though:

  3. Stompit
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Fantastic! Thanks Roy :)

  4. Stompit
    Posted 6 years ago #

    For others on hostgator there is some useful info here:


  5. Stompit
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Daaa! This is driving me nutts!

    In the network options, just before you install the network to receive your new config and htaccess details there is a suggestion that you change your site address from http://www.x.com to x.com. It gives you the example that your subdomain sites will end up like site1.www.x.com etc if you do not.

    I want to use http://www.site1.x.com so I took up their suggestion.

    Installation went well, however my master site now appears as x.com instead of http://www.x.com... first bummer.

    Now I find that I cannot create the sites I want to. When attempting to create a new site using http://www.site1 etc I get an error message saying that it is an invalid address, presumably because of the period.

    Anyone know what my options are? If I find out I'll update the post but it would be great to get the info from anyone that has run into this prob already.

    Ideally I'd like my root site to be http://www.x.com and my subdomains to be http://www.site1.x.com and http://www.site2.x.com and so on.

    Thanks :)

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