I've added the TLD – how do I get to the backend?

Hi,

I’ve done a screencast to show the problem here:

http://screencast.com/t/nDlSmajSUpE

But in brief:

– I added a new TLD using multidomains

– How do I now create a new WP site. Do I have to create a subdomain of it called www. ?

Thanks for the help!

Andrew

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi Andrew,

    Many thanks for the video explanation, makes it much simpler to understand the inquiry! And on that note, have you taken a look at the Domain Mapping plugin? It seems to provide more what you’re looking for.

    With it you could assign a domain name to a particular site on your network, as opposed to using that domain name as a site upon which you can create a new blog/sub-site as would be the case with Multi-Domains.

    Cheers,

    David

  • andrewgmiles
    • Flash Drive

    Thanks. If I do stick with the Multi-Domains plugin though, am I right to think the process is

    (1) add the TLD in the plugin settings. [DONE]

    (2) create a subdomain for that TLD called www and install my theme on that [NOT YET DONE]

    … or have I mis-understood how to use the plugin?

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi Andrew,

    I don’t believe it would work the way you’ve requested. It would merely allow you to use your TLD for instance http://www.tld.com as a site upon which users could choose to create a blog/sub-site such as http://www.tld.com/blog or http://www.tld.com/myblog.

    Assuming you’re using a sub-domain configuration of multisite, you’d be able to use a sub-domain very easily of course. That is, if you’re looking to create sub-domain sites. I wasn’t sure if that’s what you were asking.

    Cheers,

    David

  • andrewgmiles
    • Flash Drive

    Hi David,

    I have 5 websites, some of which use subdomains as well as the main domain (e.g. http://blog.whatever.com as well as http://www.whatever.com).

    So what I’d like to end up with is all 5 sites operating from my one multisite installation.

    – Now that I have the Multi-Domains plugin installed it’s very easy to add new top level domains and, of course it’s very easy to add subdomains to those.

    – So, for example it’s very easy to see how I create http://blog.eatdrinkmerry.com now that I have added the eatdrinkmerry.com domain through the Multdomains plugin.

    Where I’m getting stuck is how to actually create the “main site” itself. i.e. I add a new domain to Multi-Domains but then do not know how to add a site that is accessed through: http://www.eatdrinkmerry.com (and, of course I want that same site to come up when a user doesn’t put the ‘www.’ in, so http://eatdrinkmerry.com should bring up the same site).

    Take a quick look at this if what I’m saying doesn’t make sense:

    http://screencast.com/t/iMQfRaAEahd

    Sorry if I’m missing something obvious on how to do this!

    cheers, Andrew

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for the added clarification. That would all be taken care of in your domain name setup process, preceding WordPress and Domain Mapping. As long as you’ve got both www and non-www versions pointing to your WordPress setup they’ll both be taken care of.

    If you’re using cPanel, you may find the following handy for setting this up.

    http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/CpanelDomains

    Cheers,

    David

  • andrewgmiles
    • Flash Drive

    Thanks David – that tells me how to set the DNS up so that http://domainname.com and http://www.domainname.com point to the right place.

    I still don’t understand how to actually create the WP site in the first place though. I enter the new domain name in the settings panel for Mutli-Domains. All I’m able to do after that is create subdomains of that domain – whereas I need to actually create the main website itself on that domain. I cannot see how to do that.

    Do you see what I’m asking?

  • wpcdn
    • Syntax Hero

    Andrew,

    I definitely recommend reviewing the WordPress docs (especially for multisite) at WordPress.org. In multisite, sites are created by users who sign up, or by the Super Admin from the Network Admin page (Sites > Add New).

    I’d suggest being very careful about setting up multiple domains, the multi-domain plugin, etc., until you’re getting the sites themselves created. Using the multi-domain plugin is NOT how to create a site under multisite. In fact, you might not even need that plugin at all. It’s just for allowing users to choose multiple domains, for example giving users the ability to sign up under their choice of blogname.domain1.com, blogname.domain2.com, blogname.domain3.com, etc.

    Mark

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