multisite and godaddy

help configuring dns

  • Connectivity.Engineer

    Setting up WordPress Multisite with GoDaddy hosting is more of an “If you have to…” situation, which means if you’re being compelled by a die-hard GoDaddy customer. I wouldn’t recommend GoDaddy hosting to anyone, but if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to work on it for someone else, here’s what to do:
    1. Step 1: Enable Multisite

    This is easy. You’ll add this to your wp-config.php file:

    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

    Step 2: Set the structure of your Multisite installation

    Log into WordPress and go to Tools > Networks. Select sub-directories. P.S.: You’re not going to get another chance on this one, so make sure you choose the right option.

    Please Note: You cannot use the WordPress Subdomains option with GoDaddy hosting.

    This means you must select sub-directories.

    Now add your network title and admin email.

    Step 3: Complete the installation by following the instructions displayed after you click Install

    WordPress will tell you where to go from here. You’ll copy and paste some code into your wp-config.php file and call it a day.

    This link may help you:

    and I copied this from here:

  • marcello_ritondo

    Multisite “sub-folder” option using GoDaddy
    Objective: One godaddy deluxe linux hosting account hosting multiple sites using the multisite “sub-folder” option.

    Say it ain’t so...
    Godaddy recommends doing multiple wordpress installations using their installation wizard, each in a separate folder for each site. Beyond this you are on your own. The information available here and elsewhere is excellent and led me to a clean installation of wp at the root followed by Multisite instructions and the wpmu dev domain mapping plugin (not the multi-domain plugin).

    Enabling Multisite (I recommend reading all three)

    Adding hosted domains in godaddy
    When adding hosted domains in your godaddy hosting account, point them to the root just like the primary domain. The additional domains are configured exactly like the primary except of course for the domain name. No need for folders or to change any DNS settings, just wait up to 24 hours for the changes to take affect. Multisite and domain mapping will manage the requests for the various domains going to the same ip address. It presents each of them as the root of that particular domain. Very nice!

    Domain mapping plugin
    This enables you to manage multiple sites with unique domain names. It uses “virtual sub-folders” to store the unique information for each site. The folders aren’t represented as such in your actual directory structure...

    After Multisite and the domain mapping plugin are installed, adding a new site requires that you designate a unique folder name (path) for the new site. Example:

    Add New Site
    Site address: (your site info is already displayed here)
    The empty field bellow this is where your “virtual sub-folder” name is entered, for example, your-second-site (no slashes and no .com).

    After adding the new site go to the dashboard of the new site, tools/domain mapping. For Custom Domain, enter your full domain name, http://www.your-second-site and click add.

    Disclaimer: I can't provide documentation or technical support on multisite installations. Having the details above would have saved me time. I share my experience but I make no representations except that you should back everything up three times, measure twice, cut once and proceed at your own risk...

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