Me again with the Multisite questions
Thankfully this time I’ve got this deploy up and going successfully. I’m just wondering if how I’ve gone about it is the best way or if something simpler could be done…
I’ve read a bunch of docs recommending setting up a wildcard domain (like *.example.com) so that every new site you create on the install will work. However I’m finding even after setting up a wildcard record at my registrar the new sites don’t load. I have to create a new DNS record pointing to the same host for each new sub-site’s subdomain.
Is this an issue with my registrar perhaps? Can you ping/test a wildcard subdomain?
Then the next issue is that when I get these subdomains to load, they don’t have valid Let’s Encrypt certificates. So I can load example.com but not subdomain.example.com because there’s no secure connection. So my wordpress_sites file for development looks like the below, but this seems messy, is there a more efficient way? The below ensures a valid certificate is generated for every domain, and subdomain for each sub-site.
- canonical: example.com redirects: - www.example.com - canonical: subdomain1.example.com - canonical: subdomain2.example.com - canonical: example2.com redirects: - www.example2.com - canonical: example3.com redirects: - www.example3.com
Reason I’m asking for clarification on all this is that as far as I can tell it would not be possible on Trellis to have a multisite install where sites can be added regularly. Currently to add a new site with a valid certificate I’d need to:
- Generate a new DNS record for each subdomain
- Separately add each site’s unique domain and its subdomain to
- Remove the old certificates from the server
- Re-provision it to generate new certificates
Is that correct?
Again, everything on this deploy works, even with a domain mapping plugin too. Just questioning if there’s a better way.