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  • Resolved roxor


    Hello all the good people,
    I have a main domain and have several other domains mapped to it such that people can create their own blogs on mapped domains. (using multisite and domain mapping)
    Say- -main domain -mapped domain 1 -mapped domain 2
    The problem is I can’t have same name sub-domains or sub-directory blogs on all three domains OR -is fine. OR -says this site is already reserved. OR -says this site is already reserved.
    seems like WP is ignoring the domain name part
    Finally I came across this plugin *Networks for WordPress*, I am excited to know Will creating a network with this plugin solve the issue or is there other way around?
    I also want a single buddypress install on main network domain, so that people of one sub-network can also interact and be friends with people on other sub-network. Do you think “BP Multi Network plugin” will be helpful in this case ??
    I will be very-very thankful for any kind of support 🙂

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  • I haven’t used the plugin, but I see mentions this under “known issues”:

    Plugins that create global (i.e. not blog-specific) tables will behave as though they are on a single network install. This is a limitation of WordPress’s table naming scheme.

    As blog names are held in a global table, I would not expect the plugin to fix your issue, with the site continuing to offer “first come first served” rights to blog names.

    roxor – You would need to remove your mapped domains and recreate them as new networks. This would allow you to have blogs with the same path on all three domains.

    But be aware that having 3 networks means managing 3 sets of themes, plugins, and policies. Also be aware that any sitewide / network-wide aggregator plugins will probably not span all 3 networks.

    And my understanding is that BP Multi-network allows you to run multiple instances of BP by making the tables blog-specific, which is really the opposite of what you want. But you should check with the authors to confirm.

    dgilmour / roxor – I *think* the problem isn’t that the blog names overlap (blogs are stored by ID), but that the URLs (real domain and path) overlap. WP doesn’t know or care what you’ve mapped to those blogs.

    David, that’s what dgilmour meant 🙂

    The blog ‘name’ (i.e. cats or dogs) is the ‘path’ name when unmapped, so WP only lets you have one.

    Ipstenu – I just added that to clarify that it’s the combination of domain and blog “name” that must be unique, not the blog name itself.

    Since WP knows that the site/network domains differ, running multiple networks (e.g. with this plugin) allows you to use the blog “name” once per network.

    hi David,
    so I went ahead and tried the plugin.
    i followed the steps as mentioned-
    1- my DNS setup is fine.(all three lines green in network preview)
    2- Commented out DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE in wp-config.php file.
    3- I also followed all the steps as mentioned on
    4- I have plugin install on my main site
    5- I made 5 networks and added these domains,,,,
    So the problem now is if I make a site

    then I can’t make other sites/usernames like,,,,

    It says that username already excists, this site is already reserved 🙁
    I also tried a few combinations in advanced options but still no luck.
    Forgive me if I am doing something stupid, I am a newbie just 3 weeks since I started using WP.
    you can check the links, i also wanted to share the network passwords with you so that you could see what’s going on at backside.
    also Ipstenu and dgilmour, thanks for the replies maybe you guys can also throw some light on it.

    Username isn’t the same as blog name… But still, yeah, that sounds right to me. Blog names, like user names, must be unique.

    hello ipstenu,
    if we have a network setup then atleast we should be able to have same blog names in each network.
    this was my orignal question on which David said it is possible.

    roxor – You would need to remove your mapped domains and recreate them as new networks. This would allow you to have blogs with the same path on all three domains.

    Do you think I am missing something & being wrong somewhere or It can-not be done with this plugin.

    I don’t think David’s right, actually. I’ll ping some folks who should know more than I, though.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You can’t reuse *usernames* acros the networks.

    Well, usernames yeah. I just didn’t think you could do sitenames either…

    Try username test1-b and sitename test1 on a network. See if that works.

    No luck either way, even if i put username test1b and try to register site name test1 on other networks it doesn’t happen.

    Hi Andrea, In my case I want unique usernames across the network, but blog/site names could be repeated. Please tell me how can I achieve that ?

    Are you SURE you’re creating these under a different network?

    yes I think i am pretty sure.
    Ipstenu would you mind if I ask you to check it as an admin.
    that would make it more clear and It would be great help too.
    I could mail you the passwords.

    I only do that level of support for people who’re paying me. ddean would be a better reseource, as it’s his plugin. I don’t use this one.

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