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Domain mapping & subdirectories (11 posts)

  1. brinxmat
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I have a Wordpress MU install at http://my.blog.host.tld, I want the different blogs appear under http://www.domain.tld/blogs/ub/+blog...

    I wonder what I have to do in order to get the Wordpress MU install to work properly in the way I want?

    Do I a) have to do something during the WPMU install? or b) post install? If so, what?

    I have found a few questions about this, but no answers that correspond with my understanding of the problem. A point here is that I may just have too little understanding of domain-jiggerypokery and/or WPMU. Any help gratefully received!

  2. amanzi
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    There are two, standard, supported methods of setting up WPMU:

    1. Subdomains - your WPMU installation is installed at http://example.com and your site's blogs are created as http://blog1.example.com and http://blog2.example.com (etc...)

    2. Subdirectories - your WPMU installation is installed at http://example.com and your site's blogs are created as http://example.com/blog1 and http://example.com/blog2 (etc...)

  3. brinxmat
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Yes, I want (2), but my WPMU isn't installed at the domain, it is hosted externally.

  4. brinxmat
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    ...and therefore the question remains unanswered!

  5. amanzi
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I can't understand how you could end up in this situation? What do you mean that your WPMU is hosted externally? Do you have two different web hosts with different DNS?

  6. brinxmat
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    WPMU _is_ hosted externally (at http://my.blog.host.tld). However, I want the blogs to appear with the address http://www.domain.tld/blogs/ub

  7. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    So you have domain.tld at one location, MU at a second location, and want to point location2 to a subdirectory of location1?

    Um, that won't be possible.

    Domains are cheap. Get another one, or host your blogs on a subdomain like blogs.domain.tld that can be pointed to the second location.

  8. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    If you want it to look like http://www.domain.tld/blogs/ub, you have to install all the files at http://www.domain.tld/blogs/ub.

  9. brinxmat
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Thanks for the replies, I kind of figured that this wouldn't be possible -- we can perhaps hack together a solution.

    Unfortunately, I work at an educational institution that has a strict naming policy for their official URLs. Our problem arises from the fact that our IT people didn't want to install WPMU at all, so we got a third party to host it for us.

    Thanks again!

  10. jpatambag
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    hello, I got trouble in my wordpress Mu. I have installed it in the subdomain,I have tried to do a domain mapping. I just want the URL to be this way : blogname.ionqi.com instead of the long url address : blogname.ionqi.com/blogs. Anyonw knows the solution please HELP me.. thanks a lot

  11. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Let me see...

    Common sense dictates that if you put something in a subdirectory, that subdirectory will be in the URL.

    As been said 1000 times in these forums, one more time for the cheap seats. Install it in the site root, and not in a subdirectory.

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