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Previous Subdomains (23 posts)

  1. rkalajian
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Before installing WPMU I had several other subdomains on our site. Now the WPMU is installed with Virtual Server support these other subdomains don't work anymore, I just get a message saying a blog with that name doesn't exist. Is there a way to get the old subdomains working nicely with WPMU?

  2. dano1979
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Were the subdomains created with cpanel?

  3. rkalajian
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    No...the subdomain records were created by hand for Apache 1.3 in OS X.

  4. kahless
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Mail me at kahless at mac.com and I can talk about how I have my Xserve set up. I have three sites running under the Apache 1.3 and wpmu is one of them. It will probably be VHost issue.

  5. kyte
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I'm about to install MU on a site with subdomains created with cpanel...

    Is there a problem with this? and a way round it? (the subdomains are not "mission critical" but I'd rather preserve them)

  6. haalaaluu
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    It's no problem. You can control how many of your other custom subdomains under same TLD as WPMU installation. Just add your custom sudomain in ".htaccess" of root.
    for example: http://support.haalaaluu.com is running Phroum where http://haalaaluu.com is running WPMU. And locked "support" or whatever your custom subdomain in WPMU's MySQL through admin dashboard. And even addon domain cpanel function is also working. for example: http://nypmyanmar.com is add on of my main site.
    Good luck! :)

  7. mspecht
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    here is a silly question, what do you need to your .htaccess file??

  8. haalaaluu
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    no problem. here, add the following setting accordingly after www rewrite rule.


    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} subdomain.maindomain.com
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !subdomain/
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ subdomain/$1 [L]

    where your folder path:
    public_html/subdomain/

  9. rkalajian
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Right now the subdomain I want to work is wiki.mydomain.org. All the site's files are kept in a directory called mydomain, which is MU's root. Under that folder is a folder called wiki.

    Here's what I have added to mydomain/.htaccess:

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} wiki.mydomain.org
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !wiki/
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ wiki/$1 [L]

    It still doesn't work. I'm getting a "cannot find blog" error

  10. rkalajian
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    AHA! Never you mind. Got it working now. For some reason I needed those lines in the .htaccess of my root and in the wiki folder. At least that's how it is now and it's working

  11. gappiah
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Yep .. got it working for me too. But I've a couple of folders. Is there a kind of shortcut to specify this for several folders, or do I have to add those all 3 lines for every folder? (of course with the right folder names :-) )

  12. mozey
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    i'm using mu with subfolders. ANd i am getting the same user does'nt exisit at my
    /forums, any ideas?

  13. imgoel
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi,
    i am installing WPMU on subdomain like: blogs.domain.com and the user is getting his/her blog on: user.blogs.domain.com.

    but i dont want this. i want to give my users sub-domains like: user.domain.com

    pls hlp...

  14. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Install it in the site root.

    Out of the box MU will append the username to whatever url you give it. Whether it is a subdomain or subdirectory type install.

    It is possible to "circumvent" this for subdomains, but it is quite an advanced modification to the core that requires a very strong knowledge of php.

  15. zetx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    hi, for my forums subdomain I have this in its .htaccess as well as the root / directory

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} forums.domain.com
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !forums/
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ forums/$1 [L]

    This works fine for the / page, but even if I go forums.domain.com/index.php where the same index page is, it'll go back to trying to ask if I want to sign up with a blog of that name.

    What am I doing wrong?

    (Sorry for bumping the rather old thread up, but it seemed like there was recent activity.)

  16. zetx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Nevermind, I moved Rewrite things so it was right below the rewrite conditions for http://www.domain.com to domain.com and it worked fine. :\

  17. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    And you added "forums" to the exclusion list of names under Site Admin-> Options?

  18. zetx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Yup. Everything works fine now with it, but I have another question.

    I have "add-on domains" and I haven't modified my htaccess for them, but if I don't add "www." before the domain it works fine, however if I go to "www.domain.com" it redirects me to "domain.com/domain.com"

    This doesn't bother me very much, but if I wanted to fix it what would I need to do? (The domains' files are in a folder named domain.com in my public_html)

  19. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    addons as in addon domains within your hoster's backend or addons within wpmu?

  20. zetx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    More like the former. I added them using cpanel.

  21. malcs_64
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I had a standalone blog at records.towerofbabel.com but now that I have an MU I decided to nuke it as well as that subdomain and just rebuild it in the MU but every time I try to establish "records." it never works, even though my host has set a wildcard DNS for it and apparently nothing else is wrong. Is there a conflict with previous subdomains being able to be used for new MU subdomains?

  22. tdjcbe
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    [Never mind]

  23. malcs_64
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Rightio.

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  • Started 17 years ago by rkalajian
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