Instructions for installing for Domain AND SubDomains (8 posts)

  1. championc
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all,

    I have installed 3.7.1 on my Domain and it's working. I have installed now for Multisite but I cannot get my SubDomains on this SAME Domain working.

    I have found about 3 different installation Blogs detailing different methods, ranging from simply Enabling Multisite with changes to the wp-config.php and the .htaccess files, to other blogs including details about installing MU Domain Mapping, Parking Domains and other stuff.

    Can someone please point me at a link which is 100& correct for installation on ONE Domain and on any number of Subdomains on this One Domain ?

    I think I'm wandering into multiple Main Domains on one Multisite install, whereas I just want one domain with subdomains of this domain

    The links I am looking at are

    Thanks in advance


  2. Start with http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    You're trying to run before you walk. Start at the begining. CREATE a network. Does it work? Okay, we can go from there.

    Also, define 'not working.' What happens? If we can't see your site (and you didn't give us a URL), we're going to need you to be descriptive here :) When you go to subdomain.yourdomain.com, what DO you see? Is there a 404? Is there an error? Is Google saying 'No site!'

    You get the idea.

  3. championc
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Ipstenu

    OK, I've checked the link you gave me and I've done all of this and I have access to my Network Admin Dashboard and have access to my root domain http://www.syngestreet.com

    I have added two subdomains - secondary.syngestreet.com (ID=3) and test.syngestreet.com (ID=4)

    I get a 404 error when trying to access BOTH subdomain

    I tried installing the Domain Mapping Plugin and mapped 4 to test.syngestreet.com to see would that do anything but no joy at all.


  4. hostknox
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In order for your multisite to work with subdomains your hosting account should be configured to work with wildcard subdomains. This is done in the virtual host file for the account. You probably don't have access to it.

    In any case you'd better contact your hosting provider for that.

    You don't need the domain mapping plugin to make your subdomains work. It's useful for other things.

    Hope this helps.

  5. championc
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I have access to the Simple DNS Zone Editor in cPanel and I have the following added

    *.syngestreet.com. A 199dot85dot212dot29

  6. hostknox
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's fine, you'll need that as well. But this is not what is meant by wildcard subdomains.

    The wildcard A record is on DNS level, while wildcard subdomains are so to say on the server level. You don't have access to that from the control panel of your hosting account, so you'll have to contact the support team of your hosting provider. They'll know what to do.

  7. championc
    Posted 1 year ago #


    Added now to the DNS Zone Record. The Domain hosting is with a different crowd than the hosting of the website itself.

    I suppose I'll have to wait a fair few hours before I'll possibly see the result.

  8. championc
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, I misread your reply. I'll contact the hosting company now

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