should I use 1 wpmu installation or do I need more?

Hi, Im testing to run a wpmu site for 1 community,
with your plugins multi-domain and domain mapping I know
I can run thousands.

But my question is that they would all have to register thru
the main site right?
so If the main site is about Coaching and I want to have
domains about Food so people create food blogs, they would
all have to go to the same main registration?

Also with your plugins that show global tags, global categories
would they show all mixed up?

So in this case should I then have 2 wpmu installations one for
coaching community and separate for food?

In the Multi-Domain plugin I have to point all subdomains to the
main registration with *.fooddomain.com but would I still be able to have a homepage for that page? I mean fooddomain.com/index.html
where people can read what is about, or everyone visiting that domain would have to go and be pointed to my main wpmu installation?

Thanks I hope I explain right and made questions clear

Cheers
Victor

  • Mike

    Hi @victor_espejo

    Thanks for the questions!

    But my question is that they would all have to register thru
    the main site right?
    so If the main site is about Coaching and I want to have
    domains about Food so people create food blogs, they would
    all have to go to the same main registration?

    Yes they would register through the main site so it might be worth having two installations.

    Also with your plugins that show global tags, global categories
    would they show all mixed up?

    Yes but you can exclude certain categories from displaying.

    In the Multi-Domain plugin I have to point all subdomains to the
    main registration with *.fooddomain.com but would I still be able to have a homepage for that page? I mean fooddomain.com/index.html
    where people can read what is about, or everyone visiting that domain would have to go and be pointed to my main wpmu installation?

    Yes this is listed in the network admin dashboard, you just choose the blog with the same name and that is what displays in the root :slight_smile:

    I hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  • Victor

    Thankyou Mike It was really helpfull!

    I just didnt get the last one,

    I added a 2ndDomain.com to my main wpmu installation
    finally got the DNS right :slight_smile:

    but I dont see how to have 2ndDomain.com as a site, to be able to
    choose its template. I tried to add it as a new site but doesnt allow
    me because it has no subdomain. What I need is to be able to develop a
    blog on that 2ndDomain with content

    Thanks Mike!
    Victor

  • Mike

    Hi @victor_espejo

    I think I misunderstood.

    Just to confirm, do you want to have a sub site as part of your multisite that has it's own domain? If so then you should use Domain Mapping rather than Multi Domain.

    If you go to "sites" on your Network Admin page you will see one site that is called "/" this is the main root site.

    Any other sites can have a domain mapped to them using the Domain Mapping plugin, when mapping you need to park the domain in cPanel and make sure it is pointed at the root directory of Wordpress, then you should be able to use them in Domain Mapping.

    I hope that helps and makes sense!

    Cheers,
    Mike

  • Victor

    Hi Mike, thanks again.

    I purchased Domain2 so people can also choose to create a blog with that domain
    so now under registration they can choose the domain they want for their blog

    But what I want is for Domain2 to have its own homepage, since the www. its
    not going to be used by no one they will only be using the subdomains.

    So I will have Domain1 promoting to have their blog with domain1.com
    and the homepage for domain2 will talk about getting their blog with domain2,
    doesnt matter if registration is in the same place, I think for search engines and
    for people looking for those words will help.

    I will use domain mapping if they want to have their own domain hosted in our
    network.

    Hope I explain better, Thanks again!

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