[wp-hackers] Multi-domains on Multi-site
filippo.pisano at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 18:01:24 UTC 2013
Thank you all for your quick and exhaustive responses. The throwaway
approach may be really what I need. I think I'll try and map two different
domains to the same sub-blog.
The SEO side of things is not a problem because the second domain (which is
not public) is only served internally in our network because we expose some
web services to other software.
Thank you :)
cel: 3291821355 / skype: filippopisano
On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 7:49 PM, Abdussamad Abdurrazzaq <
abdussamad at abdussamad.com> wrote:
> You can use a sub-domain as your network home aka throwaway blog. When
> installing multi site choose the subsites as sub folders option.
> On 10/15/2013 10:36 PM, Nicholas Ciske wrote:
>> Domain Mapping plugins can generally map multiple domains to any
>> *sub-site* ... but cannot map additional domains the main site/blog --
>> something has to be absolute. That way lies madness and redirect loops --
>> the main site is the main site and can really only have one domain
>> associated with it. You can use a throwaway (non public) domain for the
>> main site (e.g. a .info domain) and run all sites as sub-sites to enable
>> domain mapping for the 'main public' domain.
>> - example.com <- this is your main public site, but is actually a
>> subsite in MS
>> - other.net
>> As Abdussamad said, only one mapped domain can be primary and all other
>> domains mapped to a sub-site will flow towards the primary domain (e.g. via
>> a redirect or the users first click). This is pretty fundamental to how WP
>> is architected (e.g. it won't even allow www. and no www. -- you have to
>> choose one to redirect the other to).
>> If you want multiple domains to point to your main blog domain... use DNS
>> redirects (or .htaccess redirects before the WP rewrite rules *to the main
>> domain* if you need to redirect specific URLs).
>> Avoid mapping multiple domains to serve the same content -- e.g. using a
>> hook to break WP's preference for a single canonical domain per site -- as
>> Mika said, that way lies SEO madness (and duplicate content penalties).
>> Basically, any domain + URL combo should ideally serve mostly unique
>> content... if you have multiple domains/urls serving the exact same
>> content, you're probably doing_it_wrong() and will not likely find a plugin
>> to assist you in hosing your SEO ;-)
>> Nick Ciske
>> On Oct 15, 2013, at 12:15 PM, Abdussamad Abdurrazzaq wrote:
>> The standard free domain mapping plugin can do this:
>>> You can map multiple domains to the same site but one of the domains
>>> should be set as the primary. Other domains will redirect to the primary
>>> On 10/15/2013 09:40 PM, Filippo Pisano wrote:
>>>> Hello Hackers,
>>>> I need to map multiple domains to a multisite installation. What I need
>>>> do is map domain-one.com and domain-two.com to the same blog id. I've
>>>> the "Multi Domains" plugin (
>>>> but it doesn't do what
>>>> I really need because it maps multiple domains to multiple blog ids. I
>>>> to map different domains all to the main blog.
>>>> Is there a way to achieve this? Any suggestions on hooks I could use?
>>>> Thank you! :)
>>>> Filippo Pisano
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