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SUBDOMAINS (9 posts)

  1. derekd
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Hello everyone! I am new to MU. I have done many standard WP installations but this is my first MU install.
    I got my WordPress MU installed and everything looks good. However, When I create a new blog it creates it as a subdomain (which is what I wanted). But the subdomain doesn't work : (

    I have a reseller account with HostGator. They allow unlimited subdomains. The hosting package I created is set to allow unlimited subdomains as well. I have spoke with HostGator support and the person I spoke to did not have much knowledge about WordPress MU.

    My question is simply what am I doing wrong? I did the WordPress MU install and everything appears to be working fine. But when I go into the SITE ADMIN >>> BLOGS >>> ADD BLOGS section of my WP MU Backend it allows me to create a new blog and give it a blog address (ie... and it will say that the new blog was created successfully or "Blog Added". But when I try to go to my new blog internet explorer can't find the page.
    Do I have to manually go into my hosting and set up a new subdomain each time I want to create a new blog? Can I set up my MU site to automatically do this for me?

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Thank you!!


  2. SteveAtty
    Posted 14 years ago #

    You need to set up a wildcard on your domain DNS records and also ensure apache is configured to support wildcard domains too.

  3. derekd
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Thank you Steve! Is there some documentation somewhere that shows me how to do this?

  4. tdjcbe
    Posted 14 years ago #

    No offense but the readme file included with the download would be a good start. :)

    Google's pulls this up as well:

  5. derekd
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I read the "read me" file as well as the link it referenced

    but I still am not extactly sure how to do this. Sorry... I am a newbie.

  6. derekd
    Posted 14 years ago #

    This helps:

    mod rewrite is already on; register globals is already off. you won't have access to the httpd.conf on your shared machine, but shouldn't need it. hg does allow .htaccess overrides, and if you have trouble with your memory limits, ask support for help. you can also use php.ini if needed, but you probably won't need it.

    I didn't know how to edit the http.conf file but it turns out that with host gator I can't : )
    I just put a ticket in with hostgator support and they will set up wild card for me on their end.

  7. tdjcbe
    Posted 14 years ago #

    That's why I gave you the extra link. :)

  8. alanbliss
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I'm on Bluehost and having the same trouble.. found this in help

    Wildcard Subdomains or DNS
    Top :: Bluehost Support :
    Top :: Bluehost Support : Domain Issues : DNS :


    Do you support wildcard subdomains or wildcard DNS entries?


    Unfortunately we do not support wildcard subdomains or wildcard DNS records. If you require wildcard DNS, you may use another DNS provider such as or

    Keywords: subdomain domain DNS wildcard zone

    Has anyone else tried using other dns providers or is it just easier to try another host ?

    At the present stage I just wanted to try MU to see if it was right for me. Basically I'm looking to be able to have a main domain but have subdomains to help organise the content and for certain common info to be shared across.

  9. johnnymestizo
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Stay with bluehost.

    If you want a wildcard subdomain

    Go to your CPANEL


    * .yourdomain

    point to your WPMU install

    worked for me



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