[Support request] Map additional domains to individual post categories with unique themes?

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  • #1419886
    micks87

    Hopefully I can explain this in a simple way. My goal is simple:

    1. I want to do all of my posting on a single main site with a single domain
    2. I want additional domains to map to post categories, with their own unique themes. This way a second domain would show content for one particular post category, with its own theme. But I would only have to post on the main site domain, and the additional domain would only show the specific posts for its specific category.

    For example:

    1. I have a main site, e.g. http://www.mysite.com
    2. I have post categories, e.g. http://www.mysite.com/fishing
    3. I want to map additional domains to the post category URL, e.g. http://www.mysite.com/fishing = http://www.ilovefishing.com
    4. This way, the category of “fishing” would only display fishing-related posts, but with it’s own unique theme, pinned posts, etc.
    5. If there was another category of say hiking, ex. http://www.mysite.com/hiking, that would be mapped to http://www.gohiking.com, again with its own theme & only pulling hiking post-category posts

    So two questions:

    1. First, is this even possible? Perhaps with WP multi-site?
    2. Does GeneratePress support this?

    The overall idea is to have a single main site to post to, then custom domains that only show the specific category posts for that domain, with a custom theme. The main site would show all the posts from all the categories, then the additional domains would only show posts from specific post categories, in a custom GP theme for that particular website.

    Ideally, this would all be done seamlessly, so I could just post to the main site & it would automatically update any related domains under their own themes for that topic. Not so much interested in sub-domains or sub-directories as much as just specifically mapping additional domains to specific categories. So a single database, but additional domains are filtered & mapped to one specific category, with a custom theme for that domains.

    I guess post categories (ex. mysite.com/fishing) could technically be considered a sub-directory (not sub-domain) on the main site. But I’d like to be able to custom the category domain with its own separate theme.

    #1420264
    David
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    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    sounds like WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping:

    https://wordpress.org/support/article/wordpress-multisite-domain-mapping/

    If you google that term theres a lot of tutorials and some plugins for that matter.

    Looks like a challenge 🙂

    #1420730
    micks87

    Yeah, you’d think filtering out specific categories to display on additional domains with unique themes would be pretty easy, as the database & themes are all shared via say a multi-site installation! Haven’t found an easy way to do it yet. There are some syndication apps, but nothing nearly as push-button as I’d like it to be. There’s a deluge of information available, but I haven’t narrowed down the right keywords yet!

    #1421100
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Half the battle can be finding the right question. And their sure is a hell of a lot of info out there. Hope you find what you’re looking for.

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