Do not see domain name in 'install to' field

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#1

Hi,

I just moved over from a different hosting provider yesterday and wanted to try the One-click for installing another instance of WordPress. In the ‘install to’ field, I do not see my domain name.

I have checked, and my domain is listed as being fully hosted (which I think is a requirement for this).

Is there a different setting I have to select in the Manage Domains section for my domain to populate in the ‘install to’ field?

Thank you,
Jim


#2

Any domain (or sub-domain) listed as “fully hosted” on the Manage Domains page of the panel should be populated into that dropdown. If it’s not contact dreamhost support, they will need to fix.


#3

Thank you for the fast reply - I will do that. I forgot to mention that it is populated with a bunch of dashes: ‘-------------’


#4

I just took a peek at your account, and it looks like you signed up for a DreamPress account.

DreamPress always has WordPress installed on it. You can’t install WordPress to your domain because it’s already there!


#5

Thank you - dumb question, I am used to creating multiple instances of WordPress blogs under my domain. for example mydomain/photography, mydomain/education, etc. each as their own instance of WordPress. I am normally used to setting all of that up on my own, but had never tried any kind of “one-click” install. Can I use this kind of model with the type of account I set up?


#6

On DreamPress, no. We don’t support multiple blogs on one instance of DreamPress at this time. (Yes, that includes Multisite, which would normally be my suggestion for this.)

But… I would recommend you actually use categories for this instead.

Unless these all really need to be totally separate sites (different admins, different plugins, different themes), you’ll save yourself a lot of heartache by using categories instead :slight_smile: You can even tweak WP so you don’t have domain.com/category/photography if you wanted. The added bonus is also that you only have one place to login and make your updates and edits and everything else.

Works pretty darn well :slight_smile:


#7

That makes sense - I see that I have been making life too hard with how I used to manage the blogs.

Thanks everybody for your input.

Jim