we CAN'T MAKE SUBDOMAINS!

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  • #2880732

    gunsully
    Member

    My brother and I are trying to make a sub-domain for ThePodcaste.com to only show posts tagged ‘MUSICSHOW’:
    https://thepodcaste.com/category/musicshow/

    Simple enough concept, right?
    you go to music.thepodcaste.com and you see all our music related posts… except no. The website will not let us do that.

    We go to ‘Domains’ DNS Records and we try to add the subdomain and the target and it does nothing.

    Please fix this and let us have music.thepodcaste.com direct to https://thepodcaste.com/category/musicshow/

    thanks,
    sully

    The blog I need help with is gunsully.wordpress.com.

    #2880832

    timethief
    Member

    Map a subdomain (for a domain with an existing website) to your WordPress.com blog – if you already have a website you don’t want to affect, and you want to add a blog to it under a subdomain (for example, blog.yourgroovydomain.com).

    I will type modlook into the sidebar tags on this thread for a Staff follow-up. How do I get a Moderator/Staff reply for my question? https://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-help-in-the-forums/#how-do-i-get-a-moderatorstaff-reply-for-my-question Also subscribe to this thread so you are notified when they respond and be patient while waiting. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.

    #2880879

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    You cannot map just one category on your existing site to its own subdomain. WordPress.com doesn’t work like that. If you want your podcasts to be on their own subdomain you first need to create a new WordPress.com site, and publish your podcasts on that site.

    Then you need to purchase a paid plan for that site so you can map it to a subdomain of the domain you own.

    #2880892

    gunsully
    Member

    I don’t think you understand what we’re doing.

    We own Thepodcaste.com
    We’ve created music.thepodcaste.com
    We want to send music.thepodcaste.com to
    https://thepodcaste.com/category/musicshow/

    Shouldn’t be a hard concept. I could do it in 2 minutes on GoDaddy or brinkster.

    #2880895

    kokkieh
    Staff

    I understand exactly what you’re trying to do, and it’s not possible. You cannot make https://thepodcaste.com/category/musicshow/ show at music.thepodcaste.com. WordPress.com does not work like that.

    On GoDaddy you can do it, because there you can edit your .htaccess file to create this kind of redirect. On WordPress.com it cannot be done.

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