multisite subdomain issue in Pro Sites

Hi,

I'm running a multisite (http://www.bostoncommons.net) which has subdomains. One of the subdomains is http://northend.bostoncommons.net/

I have installed the Edublog theme there as well (so multisite on the main theme AND on the subdomain).

I intend on installing multisites for 6 neighborhoods in Boston: North End, Back Bay, South End, Downtown, Beacon Hill & West End. I'll be running these main sites and then I want to run client sites off of these 6 sites.

I setup Pro Sites on the Network level so I'm assuming the settings there will apply to all sites/subdomains.

I navigated to http://northend.bostoncommons.net and clicked on the "Join Here" link. When I did this it redirected me back to http://bostoncommons.net site for the signup.

My questions is: is this the way I want it set up? I think at somepoint I'll use the domain mapping plugin and map the domain to their respective neighborhoods. However, if I do this, and it redirects back to the main site, this would be confusing to clients and me.

I checked the URLs in the North End subdomain and they are northend.bostoncommons.net so the plugin (Pro Sites) must be setup to redirect back to the main site.

I just need some advice from someone who can suggest the best setup.

Thanks!

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey there.

    I setup Pro Sites on the Network level so I'm assuming the settings there will apply to all sites/subdomains.

    Pro sites can only function when Network Activated. Its to manage a network installation.

    I navigated to http://northend.bostoncommons.net and clicked on the "Join Here" link. When I did this it redirected me back to http://bostoncommons.net site for the signup.

    Thats just the way WordPress works, you see all registrations are to the main website by default. There are some plugins like our Membership plugin which allow people to signup direct to a sub site.

    My questions is: is this the way I want it set up? I think at somepoint I'll use the domain mapping plugin and map the domain to their respective neighborhoods. However, if I do this, and it redirects back to the main site, this would be confusing to clients and me

    As I mentioned there are plugins which can handle this. You might even like to look at the Gravity Forms plugin which allows you to build custom registration forms:

    http://gravityforms.com

    Take care.

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