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  • Resolved crzy4prple

    (@crzy4prple)


    I’m wanting to create a mulit-site, but I need some help in the direction I want to take.

    I have 4 sites, that all use wordpress in some manner.

    Site A a store, then the blog
    Site B has a splash page, then blog
    Site C has blog, then store
    Site D has blog, store and forum

    As you can see the multi-site feature would help me out a lot. What is the best way to go about setting this up? What should be my primary domain?

    Thanks!

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  • WordPress MS (Multi-Site) is meant for users wanting to create a blog network on the same domain name (ie, blog1.example.com, blog2.example.com, or example.com/blog1/ and example.com/blog2). What it sounds like here is that you are using different domain names for each site. This would mean that Multi-Site would not work for you. It is possible to configure it to work with domain mapping, however you still must configure each blog separately, because by design the blogs run just like they were their own install.

    Another problem is the fact that you have different setups on each different site. I would recommend just keeping them separate and setting them up individually.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    techlover, actually you can do that.

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

    I don’t know which site you’d want to make the primary though, but it sure can be done.

    I’m leaning towards Site D, for the simple fact, it points right to WordPress. Site C is really a subdomain, so that would be harder. So now to get them all together on the same host… sigh…

    What I meant is that you can do domain mapping, however he wants the blog to be in a subdomain of the domain he’s mapping to. It would be a coding nightmare, and I would say that we can use the KISS principle here and just set them up separately. Or, he could move the store and what-not included in his websites all over to the wordpress problem and then use multi-site with domain mapping. Hmm…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Subdomain? I thought Subfolder, which can be done by fudging permalinks 🙂

    /blog/%year%/%postname% for example will approximate it.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    What I meant is that you can do domain mapping, however he wants the blog to be in a subdomain of the domain he’s mapping to.

    If he wants to map a subdomain for a domain hosted elsewehre YES it can be done using the domain mapping pluin and a CNAME, not the A record.

    No hacking or crazy workaround needed. just business as usual.

    The only thing you can’t map is a subfolder.

    Or, they could go with multiple *networks* and use different subfolders for the URL structures and use domain mapping to do any subdomains.

    Just as doable.

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