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  • Hi,

    I’m new at this, I spent the weekend installing and setting up the multi blog plugin. I read the entire pdf file explaining the setup. Everything was going fine until I tried to set up a sub folder domain. Ok, let me try to explain it like this.

    I installed WP 3.0.1 on my server ( not my first WP website, but the first multisite setup. The website address is I proceeded to do the setup as discribed in the pdf document I bought and as I said, I think everything went fine. So, I bought another domain name: I registered it through Justhost so I assumed the DNS were right, but still I put the IP address in the setup form as requested by the instructions. I loaded all the plugins that were required. Everything works fine. I don’t see any problems with any of the setup.

    Now, my second domain I want to map it to the first (main domain toyourbestofhealth) I keep reading from everyone to go to the “Tools” menu to find a domain link. I don’t have one. Under Super Admin I have “Domain Mapping” and “Domains”

    OK, Under Domain Mapping I can successfully setup allstateseniorservices as a sub account. I save that and I’m able to go to sites and visit it and it looks fine with a default theme, (which is not the one I’m using on the main site).

    Then I go under Supper Admin to the “Domains” link, and the window Domain Mapping: Domains pops up with a “new Domain” form where I put the Site ID for the sub folder, then I put the actual domain URL in the next field. . . and this is where I seem to have a problem.

    If I do not select the “Primary” button . . . I can call the new site from the url just as before as a sub directory.

    If I do select the “Primary” button and I go back to “Sites” and hit view, it does take me to the main URL, but I have no theme installed, I just see a white page with my cgi bin link. . . like there is no website installed.

    I can go back and un-select the Primary button and we are back to simply having a subdirectory link in the browser and the default theme is their again.

    I don’t understand why the system is not allowing the main domain to show up with the default theme?

    I hope this make since to someone, I’ve only become aware of this multi blogs in one account thing just this weekend and I’m not familiar with the terminology.

    If I could just figure out how to get the Mapping to work right I think I will be off and running!

    Please help.

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress needs to be parked on top of your main install. your host has it in its own extra folder, which you will not need.

    Oh Bummer,

    My main website is actually a Mambo website which i have had for years, and I want it to be separate from the multi sites.

    So, I created another directory for what I wanted to be the main website for the multi site which is the “”

    So what you are telling me is the main website for the multi sites has to be in the root directory where my Mambo website is? Is it possible to do that without moving my Mambo site? Can they both be in the root directory? Then I will have to start all over to get the in the root directory?

    Oh, this does not sound good.

    Please advise. And thank you so much for your help.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    No, I’m saying you have to tell your webhost account that all requests for need to go to the install.

    If you can;t use cpanel parking feature (and on your setup you can’t) then use the add-on domain feature and put in the path to the wordpress install, not a new folder.

    You are an angel Andrea_r!

    I had it as an add-on domain, but I did not realize I could set the root path.

    I don’t know why, but it took me several tries to get it to work. I’m thinking perhaps it’s because I didn’t clear the cache.

    Anyway, it’s working now! Thanks much!

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