Wordpress Mulsite and top level domains

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Rashef, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Rashef

    Rashef New Member

    Hi guys,

    before even trying I wondered if you had any advice to handle a Wordpress Multisite instance with ISPconfig3 using top level domains (that hopefully also respond to a third level domain name).

    This is what I need to get:
    www.somestuffdomain.com (somestuff.maindomain.com)
    www.otherstuffdomain.com (otherstuff.maindomain.com)

    Do you think domain aliases and subdomains could do the trick?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes. They are made for this kind of configuration. Just add all domains as aliasdomains and subdomains to the site, do not configure a redirect for these domains as wordpress handles this internally.
  3. Rashef

    Rashef New Member

    Hi till,

    thanks for the answer... I just understood I cannot use top level domains anyway (because of a Wordpress limitation - i.e. the Domain Mapping plugin is not working on WP 3.5).

    Actually I'm not able to have the 3rd level domains working.
    I created a wildcard entry in the DNS of the main website (let's say www.maindomain.com) as per Wordpress request:

    * A

    I created a blog as first.maindomain.com and I created a subdomain for website as first. redirected to www.maindomain.com.
    Then I created a second blog as second.maindomain.com, without an entry as subdomain in ISPconfig3.

    None of them is working: they both show an "unstyled" version of another website (the first one in alphabetical order on the server).

  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Do not add a redirect.

    You missed to add the subdomain in ispconfig. How shall apache know which subdomain belongs to your site if you dont add it.
  5. Rashef

    Rashef New Member

    Sorry, I didn't explain it properly. I filled the "Redirect Path" but selected "No redirect" as redirect type.

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