Install WordPress with Multiple Domains or Subdomains


To change WordPress from the standard single site install to a WordPress Multisite which allows you to create a network of sites you need to:

  1. Update your wp-config.php file.
  2. Choose the structure of your Multisite in terms of whether you want to use sub-domains or sub-directories.
  3. Add the extra lines your WordPress installation generates into your wp-config.php.
  4. Add the generated mod_rewrite rules to your .htaccess file, replacing other WordPress rules.

You do this as follows:

Updating your wp-config.php file

  1. Locate your wp-config.php file on your hard drive.
  2. Open your wp-config.php file for editing.
  3. Add the following line to your wp-config.php file:
define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

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