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  • Stompit


    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 and then a number of websites using subdomains and

    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!!!


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  • Roy


    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:



    Fantastic! Thanks Roy 🙂



    For others on hostgator there is some useful info here:

    Enable WordPress Multisite with Subdomains (HostGator)



    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 to It gives you the example that your subdomain sites will end up like etc if you do not.

    I want to use so I took up their suggestion.

    Installation went well, however my master site now appears as instead of 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 and my subdomains to be and and so on.

    Thanks 🙂

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