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keeping domain.com, adding subdomain.domain.com (8 posts)

  1. humanengr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a single-site installation of WP at root and want to add a second blog at a subdomain.

    Current installation:
    domain.com

    Wanted in the near future:
    domain.com
    subdomain.domain.com

    In the longer-term future, I want to have:
    domain.com
    subdomain.domain.com
    subdomain.domain.com mapped to domain2.com

    My host (namecheap) advises for the near future to create the subdomain.domain.com site as a separate single site installation.

    Is it more appropriate that I go with a multisite installation now and, if so, should I first move my domain.com root single-site installation to a subdirectory (domain.com/domain_blog) while keeping the Site Address url as domain.com? Do I need to/should I 'import' domain.com into the multi-site installation?

    Is the "Domain Mapping" and/or "Multi-Domain" or other plugin needed/really helpful for the above? Or should this all be done 'manually'?

    Thoughts?

  2. W.P. Ginfo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why not keep things simple for now and the foreseeable future?

    The single database that runs 'mydomain.com' is more than capable of running several subdomains.

    1. In the webdashboard of your webhost, create a subdomain
    2. download a fresh version of WP to your PC
    3. FTP: upload the wp-files to the subdomain-folder
    4. Browser: http://sub.mydomain.com
    5. the 5 mins. installation of WP starts
    6. !!! NOTE !!!

    7. Use the [almost] SAME database-settings, for the sub and the main domain
    8. !!!! EXPEPTION !!!
      Use a DIFFERENT prefix in the wp-config settings; This separates the domain from the sub in the database
    9. The sub-site will start up and is ready to be appended to suit your needs

    Obviously the optios available in a multiple site setup are sometimes preferrable. But they can also be complex and somewhat convoluted.
    So KISS [keep it short and simple], I think is sometimes easier.

  3. humanengr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks -- I'll go that route for now.

    If anyone would care to offer an opinion on my last question:

    > Is the "Domain Mapping" and/or "Multi-Domain" or other plugin needed/really helpful for the above? Or should this all be done 'manually'?

    that would be helpful for my future reference.

  4. Domin mapping is the best way to get to here:

    In the longer-term future, I want to have:
    domain.com
    subdomain.domain.com
    subdomain.domain.com mapped to domain2.com

  5. humanengr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks -- any thoughts on my related q:

    Is the "Domain Mapping" and/or "Multi-Domain" or other plugin needed/really helpful for the above? Or should this all be done 'manually'?

  6. For ... which above? Like I said, if you want subdomain.domain.com mapped to domain2.com, you absolutely must use a domain mapping plugin.

    Doesn't matter which one. There are free ones, pay ones, and hand-built ones. But attempting to do it manually via WP is the path to madness :)

  7. rambansal5
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a domain.in with wordpress install. It is working fine. Additionally, I have 4 blogspot blogs which I want to import to the same domain as subdomains. This may require me to make the current wordpress install too as a subdomain.
    Would somebody guide me how to do it. I am quite a layman on such issues. So the guidance should include the mechanical process I am to follow.

  8. rambansal5 - Pleas emake a new topic for yourself instead of resurrecting a 5 month old one.

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