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Ok here is a setup I am aiming for, hopefully someone knows how to get me there:

  • One Wordpress Install on
  • will be a landing page that points to two Category links: Work, Play
  • Work Category defaults to domain
  • Play Category defaults to
  • Any other Wordpress Pages will maintain as domain (ex.

Right now the old blog resides on, so I am hoping to prevent the URLs of individual postings from changing (ex. as I migrate the install to

For now, I have built the site, and all of the loops and pages are functioning correctly. The only thing left to do is get the domains to play nice so I can make the move.

All of my research keeps pointing me towards creating a network, but I'm hoping there is a way to keep it all running on a single install.

Can it be done?

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Did you check out WordPress' Multisite feature? Simply put, it allows you to create a network of sites under different sub-directories, sub-domains, or domains. As with your case, each site in the network can work like a category.

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This may be possible with a combination of website redirection and htaccess.

You can park (or addon) your domain names to their respective categories such as: goes to goes to

Then, use htaccess to rewrite the URLs to show how you would like them to appear using this as a guide.

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Thanks for the response, I've been playing around with this but don't think I am 100% clear on what I can and can't do with this method. If I rewrite to, can I still make the URL display as When I have tried to set it up I think I have basically setup an endless loop. – Chris Jul 20 '11 at 2:30
This plugin may be useful for this task: – brasofilo Jun 4 '12 at 20:34

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