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Multiple Networks on subdomains with shared users (9 posts)

  1. David Dixon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am trying to create a new website for my school with a log in for both students, teachers, parents and administration. Originally I was going to use a WPMU for this set up, and i have a test website currently set up (still in its alpha stages). Finally i realized that this set up wouldn't really work since the student body makes up around 1500 students, not including staff and parent users. Then i realized that a multi network installation of WordPress would cover what I was looking for. I could set up a network for students on a subdomain (student.sitename.net), one for teachers on another subdomain (teacher.sitename.net), etc. This would allow all the teachers to have a network for blogs for their classes. For students to have a social network for student activities, clubs, events, etc on a separate network, and the administration to have a network with forums, messages, etc. The problem that I have had is configuring the setup with the networks for wordpress plug-in. I have been trying to figure out how to configure the sub domains (should they go inside the original wordpress installation, in a separate folder that has no affiliation with the WordPress installation, should they go inside the installation with a subfolder?). I tried to set it up pointing to separate folder but that didn’t work, the folder didn’t connect to a blog of any kind. Then I tried oping the subdomains to a subfolder in the website, but then it just acted like a blog in a subfolder. I did some more research and found some forums where they said to point the subdomain to the website root. I tried that and it directed to a blog ( I assume in the new network) but I can’t distinguish the difference between the networks, or if there even is a difference. Then comes the problem of administrating the new networks, do I need to log in again? Where do I go? When I tried to log in on the sub domain I was directed back to the main network dashboard.

    my temporary setup is btest.us with a subdomain at student.btest.us

    Thanks for reading, I hope you can help :)

    -student in distress

  2. David Dixon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think i may have figured it out, are the networks created through the Networks for wordpress plug-in virtual? meaning that the admin views it all as one network but the users view it as multiple websites?

  3. David Dixon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok i did a complete reinstall and the subnets work but i cant figure out to administrate the separate networks

  4. Which plugin? Can you link?

  5. David Dixon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes, the link is


    to refine my question, I can't figure out how to administrate the created networks.

  6. David Dixon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    more accurately, I can only seem to administrate the original network. i am able to transfer sites to the new network via the networks for wordpress plug-in, and visit them there. but when i try to access the network options of that network (located at subnet1.domainname.us) i get directed back the domainname.us network admin dashboard

  7. I tagged this post for the author since it's a new one to me: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/networks-for-wordpress/

  8. David Dixon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thank you!
    when i tried visiting the website associated with the plug-in but it doesn't seem operational so i wasn't sure if he still supported it...

  9. The plugin was last updated 2 days ago. He should...

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