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  • I’m using WordPress 3.0 with multi-user turned on. My web host (nearlyfreespeech.net) does not allow wildcard subdomains, so I understand that I have to do this manually. I have read about having to have a dedicated IP address, but I don’t believe I have one. I have created the subdomain through my hosting account, and I have created the blog through WordPress, and they are both sitename.website.com. However, nothing shows up. How do I connect these two? (I understand that this setup will not work for letting others register blogs, but this website is just for me, and I wouldn’t mind doing this for every new site I would make, just as long as I know how! 🙂

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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  • When you say “nothing shows up”, what exactly do you mean? Do you mean you get a blank page? Do you get an “Under Construction” message? Do you get your regular website? What do you see? That will help us diagnose the issue.

    I get Chrome’s default “couldn’t find this page” one.

    Thanks!

    So I waited a little longer and just kept trying– and it worked! Weird. I’ll try to do it with my other subdomains, but I think it ought to work now. I had to make a few changes to my hosting setup, but it’s going well so far.

    Thanks for helping!

    No problem. Good luck.

    Sometimes, manually setting up a new domain name (or even a new subdomain) can take anywhere from 1-24 hours to fully work.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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    I have read about having to have a dedicated IP address, but I don’t believe I have one.

    No, you don’t have to have a dedicated IP. Some HOSTS require it, but WordPress does not.

    I have created the subdomain through my hosting account, and I have created the blog through WordPress, and they are both sitename.website.com. However, nothing shows up. How do I connect these two?

    Of note, you have to point your subdomain to the same folder as your wp-config.php file (so if that’s in /home/foobar/public_html then you point the subdomain to that location).

    And yea, sometimes it takes a while for things to catch up DNS wise. It can take a maximum of 72 hours. At that point, if it doesn’t show up, you screwed up 🙂

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