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Wordpress Mu for multiple sub-domain setup ? (16 posts)

  1. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    We have a very active website running a forum software script on mydomainname.com, We plan to setup wordpress as a CMS on multiple sub-domains, for mydomainname.com as follows:
    wordpress1.mydomainname.com
    wordpress2.mydomainname.com
    wordpress3.mydomainname.com
    wordpress4.mydomainname.com
    In all using 10 different product names.

    Questions:
    1. Do we require a seperate installation of wordpress for every sub-domain ?

    2. How can we setup multiple sub-domains using Wordpress ?

    Thank You.

  2. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    If your sure that it's just going to be ten products then I'd go with WordPress Single. However if you believe you might need more in the future then i'd say WPMU would be the ideal choice.

    If you go the WordPress Single route, then yes you will have to have seperate installations for each sub-domain.

    Hope this helps :)

  3. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    i want ease of management as well, with wordpress single I will have to login to 10 times to post something, that will be a big drawback and confusing.
    Can wordpress mu be the best alternative in this case ?
    Please guide

  4. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    WPMU is similar like Blogger or Livejournal. If you setup ten blogs you will have to log into each seperatly to post.

  5. samchng
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I think what OfficeHelp mean is that he would have an admin to post everything like an admin global message or post.

    For that, you would need a main page where all the 10 blogs span out from. You can then post your messages there. MU can do that. Or you can customise the dashboard feed to draw posts from your main admin blog. My thoughts on implementation... Hope that helps ;)

  6. matt
    Key Master
    Posted 16 years ago #

    andrewbillits, that's not true, you can share logins and users between blogs pretty easily.

  7. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    matt, I think my phrasing should have been a bit better. What I meant was that you have to visit each blogs admin panel seperatly to post an article or whatnot. I don't believe there is a feature that allows you to switch blogs yet is there?

  8. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    *cough* There is in WP.com's setup. :)

  9. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Yeah, but it hasn't made it's way to the nightlies yet which is what OfficeHelp would be using.

  10. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Yeah, I know. Just hoping one day that it will. :)

  11. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    What exactly I need:
    I am going to use atleast 10 sub-domains and 1 main domain.

    1.
    I want 1 adminpanel login to be able to post for all sub-domains.

    2.
    Manage all the sub-domains configurations/changes from 1 control panel only.

    3. Have different themes for each sub-domain (if possible)

    thanks.

  12. samchng
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    WPMU achieves 1, 2, 3. :)

  13. OfficeHelp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    should i use this download link ?
    http://blogs.linux.ie/download/wpmu/

  14. samchng
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Yes you can, that's the newest build. But it is rather unstable right now, cause the developer did some changes to push it towards v1.0. You can check your email, I sent you one quick email regarding installation.

  15. ilvblog
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    samchng,
    where i can get a stable version of WPMU?
    thanks

  16. samchng
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

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