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[resolved] can't map domains for multisite install (7 posts)

  1. marisqa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here's some background. I was having a problem absolutely identical to this wordpress user's.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/cant-access-2nd-multisite-dashboard?replies=7

    These are the steps I'm hung up with:
    4. Logged into my hosting account Cpanel and DELETED the "redirect" entry for my parked domain,"domain.info"(this was previously redirecting to "domain.org", it now doesn't redirect anywhere)
    5. Still in my Cpanel, set up a subdomain entry for "portfolio.domain.org"

    I don't necessarily have a redirect entry - but I do have a parked domain? Do I need to remove this?

    Do I need to edit my DNS zone settings again?

    How do you set up a subdomain entry?

    Thanks.

  2. marisqa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm trying to ask these questions to hostmonster, but they say check the wordpress forums! Argh. :)

  3. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, the domain(s) shouldn't be parked. They should be pointed to the root directory of the public_html folder. If you're using subdomains you have to setup a wildcard domain. The WP codex has much information here.

    Question: do you have the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin installed? I have a short step-by-step guide here as well but the codex should guide you through very efficiently.

  4. 5. Still in my Cpanel, set up a subdomain entry for "portfolio.domain.org"

    Make sure that points to domain.org's public_html and NOT public_html/portfolio (which is the default for subdomains).

    As for the domain mapping, in cPanel I parked my domain and aimed it at /public_html/, which works fine.

  5. marisqa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks to both of you! So thrilled to see a reply. I will look at all of this.

    @Patrick - I do have the MU domain mapping plugin installed.

  6. Before you try mapping again, I would make sure that "portfolio.domain.org" shows the site. If THAT isn't working, Mapping makes it harder to fix.

  7. marisqa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all - thanks for the help. I realized I did not need to go with mapping. I switched my hosting service and then when I followed the basic codex tutorial for setting up a network with wordpress 3.3.1 using subdomain it worked. Thanks for the replies!

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