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How to change domains? (7 posts)

  1. Melodiefabrieknl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have setup MU under <domainname>.nl but I wanted to use http://www.<domainname>.nl but there's no easy way to do that. So I changed all values in de database to the new domain with the www sub. No luck, it now redirects to http://www.<domainname>.nl/wp-signup.php. No way for me to access wp-admin at all!

    I am using subdirectories not subdomains for MU.

    What can I do, reinstall the whole thing? I have done this in the past before switching to a live server because MU seems not flexible at all. But for this one I don't what to reinstall it because it is the live server!!! It only needs to have a www as sub. Why is this so hard???

    Or is there an easy way to change domains in MU?

    Please help me. I have setup MU on 4 different servers now and every time I switch domains it's hell!

    Thanks in advance!

  2. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Using this would let you know that use of the www subdomain is not required, nor supported.

  3. Melodiefabrieknl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks.

    I have not found official statements about this, but can anyone confirm this:
    WordpressMU cannot be installed as http://www.<domain>.com/<subdirs>; only without the www.

  4. drmike
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    While there's issues with WPMu using the 'www' bit, chances are your webserver and DNS don't have it either installed that way. Domain name is defined to be without the 'www' bit.

  5. bradmkjr
    Blocked
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Could you add the www in the .htaccess?

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^wordpress\.org [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.WordPress.org/$1 [R=301,L]

  6. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Talk about a major internal 500 error. <roll eyes>

  7. drmike
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You could but remember that's not an internal file of Apache. It doesn't change how the webserver operates. Just what shows up in the URL bar.

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  • Started 10 years ago by Melodiefabrieknl
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