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  • Hi,

    I have five sites a.com, b.com, c.com, d.com and e.com.

    I have one install of wordpress on x.com

    I have five categories on x.com set-up for each of the five sites a, b, c, d, e.

    On the five sites I’ve set-up five URLs of a.com/blog, b.com/blog, c.com/blog, d.com/blog and e.com/blog.

    I have an iframe running on each of the five URLs and in each case the iframe displays the relevant category.

    So, on a.com/blog the iframe shows the content of the category ‘a’ which is in fact really content from x.com/a

    If someone does a Google search and is directed to my site, the URL displayed/returned is x.com/a/slug-name-etc rather than a.com/blog/slug-name-etc or a.com/blog/a/slug-name-etc

    I understand why. Using an iframe wasn’t the cleverest idea.

    How do I run one install of wordpress on x.com but publish blogposts on a.com which Google will pick-up as being native to a.com rather than coming from x.com?

    [The reason I want one install is that sometimes blogposts are suitable for publication on both a.com and b.com, so I want it to be as easy to do that as possible.]

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  • How do I run one install of wordpress on x.com but publish blogposts on a.com which Google will pick-up as being native to a.com rather than coming from x.com?

    Use Multisite.

    Make four sub-sites (a being the main site, b, c, d and e).

    Map domains to b, c, d and e.

    Post on each site.

    @ipstenu – thank you for your kind and considered response. Returning to this now, I find myself still confused. When you say “Make four sub-sites”, can you give examples of the structure of the URL(s) in this case.

    Please note, I am interested in producing five sites, namely blog.a.com and blog.b.com and blog.c.com and blog.d.com and blog.e.com all running off a single WordPress install (Multisite) at x.com

    What I don’t want is a.com/blog/ and b.com/blog/…
    I also don’t want x.com/blog1/ and x.com/blog2/
    I also don’t want blog1.x.com and blog2.x.com….

    Thanks in advance. Your assistance is much appreciated.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    You can get blog.a.com, blog.b.com, blog.c.com, etc. using multisite and the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/

    You would still install multisite for domain or sub-directory and create those sites. But you would use the plugin to map those sites to the DNS names you want.

    When you say “Make four sub-sites”, can you give examples of the structure of the URL(s) in this case.

    Temporarily they’d be

    domain.com/bloga
    domain.com/blogb
    domain.com/blogc

    Then you MAP bloga.com to domain.com/bloga via the plugin Jan mentioned 🙂

    For example. halfelf.org is actually tech.ipstenu.org, but via the mapping plugin, no one can tell 😀

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