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  • Resolved peas

    (@peas)


    I have a site already and have already added a subdomain. Maybe I didn’t need to do that???

    I have tried to change things in wp_config and .htaccess based on other posts I’ve seen regarding multisite setup. Nothing has worked and I am back at square one.

    Here is what I hope to achieve:
    Currently, I have a blog on WP.
    I want to keep the blog and add an online shop through WP e-commerce. This I’m slowly doing and don’t need assistance with this (yet!).
    But I would like my subdomain to have a completely different theme and be managed independent from the main site. This is where I am having problems.

    Is this possible and what are my options? Keep in mind that I do not have a ton of experience with coding or anything of the sort, so feel free to dumb it all down for me if you have any suggestion!

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    But I would like my subdomain to have a completely different theme and be managed independent from the main site. This is where I am having problems.

    Okay. So use Multisite 🙂

    * I have a blog (ipstenu.org)
    * I have a second blog (halfelf.org)
    * I have a store (store.halfelf.org)

    All the same network 🙂 You’re doing it just fine.

    Where are you stuck with the themes?

    Hi! Thanks for responding.

    Well, I have had to revert everything I had done in wp_config and .htsaccess back to basic WP configurations because after I made the changes, I couldn’t log in any more. This was all achieved through instructions on setting up a multisite.

    I have my site spellitwithpeas.com (where the blog is and the store will be) and then I have noms.spellitwithpeas.com where I want to transfer all my recipes too. So, the subdomain site is technically working, but I have no way of adding a theme to it. Well, no way that I know of that is. I thought I would see changes within my WP dashboard where I could play with the subdomain site. But there sin’t anything there.

    I hope that made sense.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    What happens when you go to noms.spellitwithpeas.com/wp-admin?

    That, my friend, was a most excellent piece of advice! I never even thought of trying that.
    I was able to log in and now I can add a theme, etc from there. I thought I would have to manage the subdomain through my main WP site, but it looks like it will be separate instead. Suits me fine.

    Thank you so much!

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