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Multisite Domain Mapping
February 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm #1368
I’m having a big problem setting up domain mapping in multisite. I have the install, I have one subdomain already established. What I want to do, is bring another domain which was registered with Dreamhost into my network. What I did was this:
Turned on the WPMU Domain Mapping plugin.
Put my IP Address in the ‘Server IP address’ in the Domain Mapping Configuration page. Checked everything on the Domain options section.
Set up a subdomain.
Added the domain, associated it with the subdomain site with the ID, as per the Domain Mapping instructions.
Pointed the domain’s DNS to my IP address.
Yet, it doesn’t work. the site comes up as the original subdomain – yet if I go to the site super admin, the site has the domain name, not the subdomain.
All very confusing.
I don’t know much about servers and how to configure them. I have a private hosting plan with Datagram. Support has not been that helpful. As far as I understand, this should be a simple process. If anyone has a clear step by step process of how to import a domain name into MU, that would be great.February 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm #2334
@Tim– are wildcard subdomains setup on the server?
“Add a wildcard subdomain/virtual host record to your site’s DNS record in Web Host Manager (WHM). If you do not have access to WHM, you must email your web host and ask them to make this one change for you.”February 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm #2335
They should be. I asked them to configure for MU, and it’s all set up. I have two sites working right now.
My original site tim-beckett.com is registered at ‘home’
The other ‘enchantedorgan.com’ is registered at ‘site-2’
Would this make a difference? Or do I have to register in the Cpanel as a subdomain? I really have no experience with this and like I said support has been opaque in their answers.
TimFebruary 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm #2336
@Tim– make sure they have wildcard subdomains setup. May not be by default.February 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm #2337
Hi Steve – thanks. I just wrote them and asked them to check.February 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm #2338
Yes, they do have the wildcard subdomain set up.February 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm #2339
They suggested I make the site an alias of the domain that MU is installed under. Does this make any sense?
TimFebruary 6, 2012 at 11:52 pm #2340
If you set me up as an admin I’ll take a look. Email me credentialsSeptember 26, 2012 at 10:46 am #2341
Having the same issue where i want an outside domain that is registered with GoDaddy, Karenwashington.com (was cname karenwashington.redhart.net though i implemented forward to get it to resolve and tried some other stuff as well) to point to a wordpress multisite subdomain hosted on bluehost with (I think) wildcard dns set up (in subdomains i have:
Subdomains Root Domain Document Root Redirection
* .redhart.net /public_html not redirected)
Your (or anyone’s help) would be appreciated….
Tom Hart (who loaned you the big card to catch the video during the multi-site presentation, btw).September 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm #2342
@Tom– This is the plugin I’ve used in the past, WordPress MU Domain Mapping.
Follow the instructions carefully and should work fine… The one caveat: Bluehost has to support wildcard subdomains.
The entire meetup thanks you for loaning us the video card, btw 😉September 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm #2343
Moved domain registration to bluehost and parked it and got it to work-an acceptable work around…if anyone knows more about it and can explain why it didn’t work from godaddy I would appreciate it.September 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm #2344
@Tom– I’ve never had a good experience with Godaddy hosting and WordPress. In fact, I won’t even work on client sites that choose to host with Godaddy.September 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm #2345
Neither GoDaddy or Lunarpages offer WordPress Multisite, although neither have that clearly stated on their sites. There is a collective in the NYC WordPress group called Tadpole Collective that offers cheap multisite WordPress hosting (http://tadpole.cc). I joined them and it is perfect for me (I outgrew Lunarpages shared hosting but only had one website getting any real traffic and didn’t want to pay for a professional hosting solution). Best wishes.
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