[wp-hackers] Managing Multiple WP Sites

Mika A Epstein ipstenu at ipstenu.org
Fri May 4 03:04:07 UTC 2012

It's really not that hard.

Install WordPress at site1.com

Turn on Multisite.

Your sites will INITIALLY be site1.com/site2 (or site2.site1.com), don't panic.

Then you install Domain Mapping plugins (the free one from wp.org is great, works perfectly).

Park the domain site2.com on top of site1.com, and map it via the plugin to site1.com/site2 (whatever).

That's. It. The hardest part is getting the domain parked, but once you do that, the rest is a cake walk.

See it in action:
halfelf.org (which is 'secretly' tech.ipstenu.org)

If you need more help with that, there are the forums :)

On 3 May 2012, at 8:48:13PM, Ryann Micua wrote:

> Hi,
> #1. I'd like to know if it's possible to manage 3 sites - with different .com domains, hosted on the same server - under 1 WP dashboard.
> As in site1.com, site2.com. site3.com
> AND NOT sub1.site.com, sub2.site.com, sub3.site.com or site.com/sub1, site.com/sub2, site.com/site3
> #2. And if it's possible, how do I go about doing it? A link to a reliable article about this is fine. I've been googling around and seem to have a hard time finding one that "reliably" works as some would point out that the "steps" doesn't work on their install or some articles don't make it clear whether the end result domains would end up as site1.com, site2.com and site3.com, etc. Most of the articles I found used WP MU in some way.
> Here are a couple of plugins I'm considering:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/
> http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/domain-mapping
> #3. And if it's possible, will the solution still work if in the future the client wants to add a subdomain on one of the sites so that we now have
> blog.site1.com
> site1.com
> site2.com
> site3.com
> Server is VPS, all domains hosted on the same server. Solution doesn't have to use WP MU. All that matters is to manage all 3 (and future) domains on one WP admin area.
> Thank you so much for your help!
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