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Wordpress 3 multidomain

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by okapi, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. okapi

    okapi Newbie

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    I've heard much of Wordpres Mu possibility to build a "hive" of blogs, usually with subdomains but with some mod it should be possible to use many domains with the same windows mu installation.

    Now that wordpress and wordpress mu are united, how difficult is to unite different blogs keeping their own content, and database, but sharing plugins and themes?
     
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    The core of WPMU is incorporated in WordPress, means that you can now run multiple blogs from one installation of WordPress. By default this feature (Network/Multi-site) is disabled. If you want to use this option in your WordPress you will need to enable it, to do simply open your wp-config.php file located in your WordPress root folder. Then add the following line anywhere in the file:

    Once you have done that, you should be able to access the network page from Tools ยป Network.

    You can run multiple blogs from one installation, by default, you would only be allowed to run other blogs as a subdomain, but if you want to use other domains for blogs, you can use a Domain Mapping plugin like wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/

    This will be just like MU, so this will be limited.
     
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  3. okapi

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    I can't find "WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE" in config.php. There is not such thing in wp3, which version do you use?
     
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    you have to add it to the file
     
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    Maybe this guide will help (not tested myself):

    Code:
    hxxp://journalxtra.com/2010/06/activating-wordpress-3-0-multi-site-formerly-multi-user-mu/
    Good luck! :cool:
     
  6. plasmaflux

    plasmaflux Registered Member

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    This is exactly how the Multisite functionality works. Each subdomain has its own independent database and content, but the themes and plugins are managed by the 'Super-Admin' account. As Super-Admin, you decide which plugins and themes are available to which subdomains.

    I recently had to do some pretty heavy coding to make a couple advanced features of a premium theme truly MU/3.0 Compatible. Got pretty familiar with the ins and outs of MultiSite in the process. Post back here if you get stuck anywhere and I'll do my best to help.
     
  7. geteasymoneynow

    geteasymoneynow Regular Member

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    yeah it is true and opens up so many new possibilities
    which as a wordpress fanatic I am going to jump on!
     
  8. Italian Hawk

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    This could save me a lot of time when setting up new sites! The most difficult part of starting new small niche sites is not a lot simpler :)
     
  9. plasmaflux

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    The only problem is that they all share a common domain, which might not be the best for SEO in varied niches.

    For example, you wouldn't want forextrading.greenplanet.com, sunlesstanning.greenplanet.com, technews.greenplanet.com.

    If you get creative with you top-level domain, though, it could be an asset. For example, if you decide you want to create a series of 'Review' sites for various niches, you could then do something like forextrading.hotproductreviews.com, sunlesstanning.hotproductreviews.com, technews.hotproductreviews.com, etc.

    It does save some up-front overhead time-wise, but I think it requires more in-depth planning overall.
     
  10. okapi

    okapi Newbie

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    Ops, anyway same problem.

    I added that:
    define(?WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE?, true);


    in wp-config.php,

    but anyway if I try to open mywordpress/network.php I got:

    "You must define the WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE constant as true in your wp-config.php file to allow creation of a Network."

    Tried in 2 already existing blogs in 2 different hostings. No Idea.
     
  11. okapi

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    after 10 tries I see no way to make multisite work with Version 3.0, anyone got it working?
     
  12. plasmaflux

    plasmaflux Registered Member

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    I've got it working on a number of development and live sites.

    Check out the instructions right on the Wordpress Codex:

    Code:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network
    Are you placing the code at the very end of the wp-config.php file, or are you placing it above the line that says:

    Code:
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
    ?

    Try the Wordpress Official instructions step-by-step and report back if it's still not working.
     
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  13. okapi

    okapi Newbie

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    Now the multisite works, it makes subdomains too. :)
     
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    johnnyfu829 Newbie

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    does wp3 works on bluehost? i mean multidomains only one installation
     
  15. nahya

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    it should work on bluehost too without any problem.