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[Resolved] Keep www for root domain

  • maxbuxfiy
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    @maxbuxfiy

    I have a website that is already indexed under www. I wish to add subdomains using WordPress Multi Site but still keep www. on the root domain.
    e.g.

    www.rootdomain.com
    subdomain.rootdomain.com
    subdomain2.rootdomain.com

    I have tried setting up a network on http://www.rootdomain.com but the subdomains appear as, subdomain.www.rootdomain.com
    Thank you

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  • You don’t have to keep www.

    You can just redirect anything coming to www to go to rootdomain.com and not lose any index ranking.

    maxbuxfiy
    Member

    @maxbuxfiy

    Thanks, I know about this. But I am dealing with someone (the owner) who is adamant on keeping the www in place 🙂 Is there a work around?

    BTW, thanks for the fast reply

    And I take it explaining that there is absolutely zero SEO difference between having, or not having, the www helped?

    When you use www in your root domain, the subdomain.www thing is a fairly common problem (which is why we advocate not using it for Multisite). Another reason is that if someone goes to rootdomain.com/pagename, they often get redirected to an error page. Really, Multisite works best with non-www.

    (You can look into forcing it as to your server default in DNS)

    maxbuxfiy
    Member

    @maxbuxfiy

    I have a meeting with the owner tomorrow and will explain this more 🙂 Hope he understands. Thanks. I will mark this as resolved.

    Good luck! I’ve been there, banging my head on the wall trying to point out ‘You hired me because I’m the expert. Why u no listen!?’

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