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How To Set Unique Domains To Your Multisite Subdomains or Subdirectories

  • GOAL: To set a UNIQUE Domain to one of the subdomains/subdirectories within the Multisite Network.

    For example: Main Network site & 3 Multi-sites
    Main Network Site
    1. Mainsite.com
    Multisites
    1. Site1.mainsite.com
    2. site2.mainsite.com –>Goal:Change to Unique–> http://SITE2.COM
    3. site3.mainsite.com

    Questions:
    1. What are the steps to do implement a unique domain to the sub-domain or sub-directory?

    2. If this is possible, & you use Tracking code on the unique domain site, what’s actually being tracked? The Entire Network site, or the Unique Domain site?

    3. If this is possible, how are pages/posts actually created within the Admin? Will you be creating pages such as:
    1. Uniquesite.com
    2. site2.mainsite.com/page1 site2.mainsite.com/post2

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  • Hello,

    1. You need http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/domain-mapping

    2. If you mean something like GA – then http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/google-analytics-for-wordpress-mu-sitewide-and-single-blog-solution is what you need.

    3. Not sure what you mean here 🙂

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/
    is the free one.

    @eirlymeyer you;re setting up your own version of wordpress.com.

    Thanks Andrea & Venture Maker:

    So basically, if we use the concept of Domain Mapping then

    site2.mainsite.com –>Goal:Change to Unique–> http://SITE2.COM
    Then a person who comes to the site will see “site2.com” in their address bar?

    But what about registrations? Will the default to the subdomain/subdirectory or is it possible to register people through the “Mapped Domain” ?

    But will they see that same thing in the bottom address bar as well (ie: the left hand bottom of the screen that shows the URLs)?

    So basically, if we use the concept of Domain Mapping then
    site2.mainsite.com –>Goal:Change to Unique–> http://SITE2.COM
    Then a person who comes to the site will see “site2.com” in their address bar?

    Either site2.com or both – site2.com and site2.mainsite.com
    At least, premium plugin offers these 2 options 😉

    But what about registrations? Will the default to the subdomain/subdirectory or is it possible to register people through the “Mapped Domain” ?

    If you mean creating blogs like xxxxx.site2.com where site2.com is the mapped domain name – I’m afaid, no.
    You might want to check this thread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-use-multisite-and-domain-mapping?replies=3 and/or WPMU Blog Registrations at http://uglyrobot.com/

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Either site2.com or both – site2.com and site2.mainsite.com
    At least, premium plugin offers these 2 options 😉

    So does the free one.

    If you mean creating blogs like xxxxx.site2.com where site2.com is the mapped domain name – I’m afaid, no.
    You might want to check this thread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-use-multisite-and-domain-mapping?replies=3 and/or WPMU Blog Registrations at http://uglyrobot.com/

    Actually, what i meant was if you have:

    mainsite.com =As the main site
    site2.mainsite.com == As the subdomain
    uniquesite2.com = As the unique domain mapped to site2.mainsite.com

    Whereas, if you were to set up a membership site, or for people to register to use “uniquesite2.com”, then would the users end up having to go to a page to either 1.) Register or 2.) Lgoin at subdomain level (ie: site2.mainsite.com)
    ~ OR ~
    will these tools you mentioned allow users to register & login at the unique domain (ie: uniquesite2.com)

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Neither domain mapping plugin messes with the registration. by default, users woudl register at the main site – the original one.

    Ugylrobot *had* a plugin available for per-blog registration, but it’s been removed.

    If it’s in the repo, feel free to point it out to me.

    Hello Everyone:

    I set up a multi-site in a sub-domain config, but getting visitor stats from them through our CPanel and Google analytics was not working (and yes I tried every configuration that was suggested for this), so I have set up the sub-domains individually and now the stats are reporting.

    What I want to do use the domain mapping plugin to connect them to the main blog for administration. Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    If they are individual install, no.

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