I'm trying to get multisite working and started a fresh install with J3.5.1 and Seb 3.8.1. On J install I choose to setup 3 languages automatically, with demo menu items and articles. I've also enabled multisite and setup one site and just trying to get it working. My joomla is installed here: in a subfolder
joomla root folder = domain.com/rootfolder/
First Multi Site = domain.com/rootfolder/website1
My first question is with the redirect, I can't find any examples of this anywhere in the documentation so I'm not sure I understand how the redirect is supposed to configured. There's a message in the admin email but I'm not sure I have it correct.
This is what I set for a redirect:
“domain.com/rootfolder/website1” is currently being redirected to: http://domain.com/rootfolder
but I end up at
I've also disabled the language filter so now I redirect as the declatation http://domain.com/rootfolder/
I've also changed the Access on my Menu Item and Article for "website1"
Can anyone help me confirm the proper redirect setitngs? I feel like I don't have this correct.
Redirects are mentioned a few times in various multisite posts on
the forums. There is also a message from Seblod that is sent to the admin email
when you create multisites.
"In order to complete the setup of this site you should create a
redirection of the previous url (domain or sub-domain) to the root of
your current Joomla! website, thanks to the configuration panel of your
I think I understand what this
is trying to say now, which is not to create redirects, but to create
the appropriate dns records to point the domain or subdomain to your
hosting, and also create addon domains on the hosting to accept the
request for the domain/subdomain and map it to the root folder of the
website. So no redirects but in my case it involved creating A records
and add on domains. So at least I know i can get multisites to work
this way now. (domains / sub domains test).
But, this isn't what I was trying to do
initially, I wanted to use a folder scheme, not domains/sub domains. So
I'm assuming if I could get it to work that it doesn't need dns (or
redirection) if you aren't using domains or subdomains.
The good news is I was able to get this to work using a domains/subdomains. So at least I know I can do it.
haven't got a folder / subfolder site structure to work though, but at
least I think I see that I don't need redirects here... or anywhere for
Sure would be nice to find a solution to what I'm trying to accomplish with joomla. The problem with lots of sub domains is that is less beneficial for SEO because every site is a unique domain, where with folders it's all one website.
The only way I could figure out how to do a multi-country/multi-language website using one domain would be multiple joomla installs in sub folders, one for each country.