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I have primarydomain.com and an addondomain.com

addondomain.com points to primarydomain.com/addondomain

I have installed 2 seperate installs of wordpress on primarydomain.com and primarydomain.com/addondomain

Can I activate multisite on primarydomain.com/addondomain as addondomain.com?

My reason for this is these are two separate sites with two separate functions, so I wanted to use separate databases. Is this possible?

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Yes, it is possible, as long as you use addondomain.com to access the Multisite.

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So all I need to do is activate the multisite on addondomain.com, and it'll work? Simply uploading a backed-up multisite into won't do? – Yukihana Jan 23 '11 at 8:43
Yes, if you activate the multisite on addondomain.com, it will work. – sorich87 Jan 23 '11 at 8:52
Uploading a backed-up multisite will work too. You will just need to replace all the occurrences of the old domain name by the new one in the database and wp-config.php – sorich87 Jan 23 '11 at 8:53
Thank you. One last thing: the backup I am using has the subsites in subdomain.addondomain.com but right now it doesn't work anymore. Do I need to do something else for this to work? Or I'll have to settle with addondomain.com/formersubdomain ? – Yukihana Jan 23 '11 at 11:55
@Yukihana, see @andrea_r reply. – sorich87 Jan 24 '11 at 7:14

For the subdomains, if you have access to Apache you can enable the wildcards for the add-on domain.

if not, and you only have cpanel, you're stuck. on most shared hosts, the wildcard record goes to the primary domain only.

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I see. Thank you very much. – Yukihana Jan 25 '11 at 4:03

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