Redundant Hostnames & MultiSite Network

Redundant Hostnames; So we all know what it is. Usually, we do a 301 redirect traffic to one consolidated domain. However, their website has some history.
They used be http:, after 700 posts, they decided to be https, instead. Now currently the website is 10 times bigger . They were able to open a network, have two sub-directories with and without the www. However, they also have their domain, with and without the http://www.. Google analytics is now given them a Redundant Hostnames error. Their theme is now given them php memory issues, and 404 error, under domain.com. They want to keep their domain as "domain.com" with new pretty links for the future posts and without changing any of the current posts. I''m trying to put the pieces together first but if anyone could shed some light, it will be great. Hopefully, I didn't confused anyone.

  • Kasia Swiderska
    • Support nomad

    Hello IAMS,

    Redundant Hostnames should be fixed with redirect in htaccess http://blog.properhost.com/2014/12/15/80/how-to-solve-the-redundant-hostname-warning-in-google-analytics

    Their theme is now given them php memory issues, and 404 error, under domain.com.

    Try increasing memory limits for their site https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/increase-memory-limit/

    They want to keep their domain as "domain.com" with new pretty links for the future posts and without changing any of the current posts.

    So their old posts are not pretty links and they only want to switch that for new posts? So two separate url patterns? What is their old style for links?
    I'm not sure that is even possible - WordPress when switching from default to pretty links will correct redirect to new link when someone will try access old link, so I'm not sure why they want to do that.

    kind regards,
    Kasia

  • IAM
    • Flash Drive

    Hi Kasia,
    Thank you for your reply and the information. Taking care of the first two situations is no problem. I was just providing a little history in regards to their situation. The reason I brought up the redundant hostname issue is because before I do anything, I'm trying to figure out, what's the best option. Your answer is correct and usually that is the way to go. However, this site patterns is what concerns me. Why do they want to keep their old urls? The answer is GA. You just don't redirect someone site and not consider any possible upcoming troubleshoots. I was just wondering if someone else had dealt with a similar situation like this. For now, I'm just going to pre-map the site and fix the minor errors. :slight_smile:

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