You can run different web sites from a single Joomla installation with specific designs, home page content and navigation.
Installation of a separate template per subdomain/domain is recommended.
+Supports Template Styles
+Assigning content to each domain via access levels
+Hide/show menu items per domain
The back-end interface is a bit rough, but with a few more instruction screens and intuitive navigation between component/plugin settings this will be great. Keep up the good work.
Project appears to be dead as last update is nearly a year old. Use it if you can!
Hi Celadore. Thanks for your vote. This project is still alive. This Beta seems to be stable, and the release will follow soon, providing compatibility to Joomla 1.6.
2 notes to this plugin and the previous review:
1) currently you have to include a subdomain in the virtual domain (i.e. www.foo.com & www.bar.com). Just foo.com & bar.com does not work, or do I miss something?
2) I also use sh404sef and it seems putting the virtual domain plugin *after* the sh404sef plugin fixes the problem.
This plugin works particularly well with templates from Rockettheme, that use parameters in the template. No need to modify the index.php code at all. Everything can be done within the template manager.
I did run into some bumps in terms of how it works with sh404sef. It would be great if the developer could look into that at some point, since so many sites use that component. I ended up disabling sh404sef, which was kind of a bummer.
I also ran into some complications with maintaining login/sessions on the subdomain. Joomla core doesn't recognize the subdomain and therefore users don't remain logged in on the subdomains. I found the fix for that here:
Easy to use!a, maybe the allow_call_time_pass_reference set to On restriction can cause problems with some not owned servers ( not may case for now :)
Just had some problems to set as start point an Blog Category menu, don't know why. The rest works very well.
It allows you to associate a subdomain with a template and choose another menu item as the home page.
Allow_call_time_pass_reference must be enabled on your server or the plugin return a warning for version 0.1beta.
If the seperation of content (frontpage, search etc.) is stressed more in the future, Joomla could finally compete with Typo 3!
Developers: Support this extension! :)