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Mobile "m." subdomain, multisite the way to go?

  • Bbtdesigns


    Hey everyone,

    I am in a bit of a pickle. I am trying to figure out if a multisite is indeed what I should be setting up for what I am trying to achieve.

    What I am trying to do is have a mobile url (http://m.bbtdesigns.com) for the mobile version of my site (http://www.bbtdesigns.com). Basically each site would have the same post contents, pages and comments, but look entirely different.

    I’ve tried the mobile pack that has a switcher but it appends a “wpmp_switch=desktop” or something similar to the end of the url, which I would like to avoid. And there doesn’t appear to be any way to get that the plugin to change the url to “m.bbtdesigns.com” (mask the url?).

    I’ve searched for the better part of two days, and have come up with small solutions, that unfortunately given my knowledge base I don’t understand. (for example this:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7172640/display-wordpress-on-example-com-blog-and-m-example-com-blog)

    So my question: for what I am trying to achieve, is a multisite the way to go? Or is there some way to get m. subdomain working but be linked to the main site’s posts and comments?

    Thanks to anyone who can help, I’ve spent to much time looking into this, but now it is time to ask for help.

    Thanks again,


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  • I’m not sure what the best solution is; but I don’t think multisite is the answer. It seems like the best solution would be to figure out a way to map m.bbtdesigns.com to bbtdesigns.com/?wpmp_switch=desktop, but I’m not sure how exactly something like that could be handled.

    Hopefully someone will come along with a better answer than I have. Good luck.

    Moderator Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Why not just use a plugin like wp-touch?

    Multisite is definitely overkill for this. Multisite is for *separate* content – not copies of the same content.



    Thank you for the responses!

    I kind of thought multisite would be too complicated for what I wanted to accomplish. Thank you for clearing that up for me!

    As for a plugin, I have tried the plugin route (wp-touch, wp tap etc)

    The mobile switchers are great, but one thing they do not do, is allow the “m.bbtdesigns.com” which is what I am trying to accomplish.

    Is there a way to map the switch url to m.bbtdesigns.com or something like that? I see all these sites with “m.” for mobile (engadget, twitter, gizmodo etc) with the same content on both their mobile sites and desktop, just a different theme. Is there any way to accomplish this?

    Thanks again for the responses!



    mainly looking to possibly remove the “wpmp_switcher=true” from the url, so it just says m.bbtdesigns.com when loaded.

    Is this possible? Perhaps this would be a simpler route.

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