Wordpress consolodation (inc non wordpress sites)

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by thecounthahaha, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. thecounthahaha macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if you can help me out with a slightly confusing issue?

    I'm doing some work for a client (friend of a friend) with several websites. We're consolodating them all into one easily updateable wordpress site, but want to keep all of the current domain names linked to the new site.

    We have:

    Website A (html, domain name #1)
    Website B (html, domain name #2)
    Website C (wordpress, domain name #3)

    As a wordpress is already in place, we've updated website C to be the new website. However, we want domain name #1 to go with it.

    So we're after:

    Website C (wordpress) with domain name #1. Domain names 2&3 then link to it.

    What's the best way of going about this? I think it's easy enough to reference domain 2 to the new website, but how do we go about the switching around of 1&3 whilst not losing 3 completely?

    Thanks very much for any help you can provide!
  2. manueld macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I'm a tad confused by your question..but I think a wordpress multisite is what you're looking to do as you can control the domains associated with each site and only having one wordpress install. You can install a wordpress multisite and import the wordpress one into it.
  3. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    If you just want all three domain names to point to the same website, then you should be able to set that up using your web host's domain control panel.
  4. thecounthahaha thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    Sorry for being confusing.

    Yeah essentially we just want to point all the domains at the one website. However we want to change the wordpress site's one first. Is there an easy way to do that?

    The wordpress site is hosted on varihost, but the domain I want to change the wordpress site to was bought through another hosting company. Does that make a difference?

    Thanks for the help guys!
  5. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    You should be able to find some kind of setting to forward all requests to another URL. Worst case you could set up a static HTML file with a redirect:


    Or you set up a .htaccess file:


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