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subdomain multisite mapping question (12 posts)

  1. kvaud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I set up a subdomain multisite and want to map several domains to it. From my understanding, I have to create a subdomain for the main domain and map the other domains to it. Main site is kansascitycounselor.com - created lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com and tried to map kansascitylifecoach.com to the subdomain (lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com). I assumed I would have control of dashboard at centralized location for the mapped domain (controlling plugins and themes etc) and don't appear to have that control.

    dashboard of multisite:
    domains mapping
    http://www.kansascitycounselor.com
    lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com kansascitylifecoach

    Can't get to dashboard of the kansascitylifecoach.com site from multisite.

    Where did I go wrong? Set up the wildcard, and changed all the code at Cpanel.

    Regards,

    Kevin

  2. kvaud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not sure if I explain my issue clearly enough.

    I only have access to the subdomain dashboard and no access to mapped domain unless I go outside the multisite and log in.

    mapped sites are taking on the files of the subdomain - I was of the impression that they would keep their original content.

    do I need to change the Cname or somehow redirect the mapped domain?

    thanks -

  3. Ah, sorry, I misread which domain was mapped.

    You want to go to http://kansascitylifecoach.com/wp-admin and have it work.

    That means when you set up your mapped domain (at maindomain.com//wp-admin/network/settings.php?page=dm_admin_page ) you checked item #4 "Redirect administration pages to site's original domain (remote login disabled if this redirect is disabled)"

    Uncheck. Save. Party on :)

  4. kvaud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Mika,

    Actually since I have over 100 sites (just tried two so far) that I ideally want to map to the subdomain of kansascitycounselor.com - I would like to be able to manage them all in once place...the multisite.

    Mapped domains which are all different with different content need to be able to have original files and text etc. At the moment, the mapped domains are taking on the appearance of the subdomain for some reason.

    Hard to explain in an email and I am no expert over here.

    Any insight would be appreciated.

  5. Actually since I have over 100 sites (just tried two so far) that I ideally want to map to the subdomain of kansascitycounselor.com

    Okay. You map them to different subdomains, though, if you want them to be different.

    I would like to be able to manage them all in once place...the multisite.

    I don't know what what you mean here. Multisite is for multiple, separate, sites on a network. Every site has it's own dashboard. Always has, always will.

    At the moment, the mapped domains are taking on the appearance of the subdomain for some reason.

    Appearance or URL? If it's URL, it's because if what I mentioned before, you have to UNCHECK "Redirect administration pages to site's original domain" because that means:

    "When I go to mappeddomain.com/wp-admin, send me to subdomain.realdomain.com/wp-admin instead."

    Don't want it? Uncheck it :)

    Mapped domains which are all different with different content need to be able to have original files and text etc.

    Yes, that's why you map a domain to a specific subdomain. The mapped domain is the subdomain, it's just mapped and hidden. Each mapped domain points to a separate subdomain.

    Example:

    halfelf.org == tech.ipstenu.org
    taffys.org == tafffys.ipstenu.org
    poohnau.us == pooh.ipstenu.org

    Each mapped domain has it's own subdomain that it masks.

  6. kvaud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your feedback - Here is what is happening:

    lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com is the subdomain created under kansascitycounselor.com -------------------- one mapped domain to this subdomain is http://www.kansascitylifecoach.com
    You can click on the subdomain address above or the mapped domain address and you end up with http://kansascitylifecoach.com/

    But the content is the subdomain content – basically a shell of a directory theme….not actual content on the kansascitylifecoach site

    mapped domain is accessing subdomain files somehow.

    something is wrong - no reason to have a mapped domain if I have the subdomain content (which is inconsequential)

    Thanks if you have an answer

  7. Either you're explaining this badly, or you're misunderstanding how WordPress Multisite works.

    Did you map kansascitylifecoach.com to lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com ?

    If so, when you visit kansascitylifecoach.com do you see the content from lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com ?

    Because if those are both yes, then ... well yeah. That's what's supposed to happen. If you're seeing a different subdomain.

    When I go to http://kansascitylifecoach.com/ I see a full blow website. Light on the content, but it's all there.

  8. kvaud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks again Mika,

    I guess I am confused about the purpose of a subdomain multisite - I have the other version I set up as well (the subdirectory).

    I thought parking the mapped domain was part of the process of mapping - so as an experiment - I went and unparked http://www.kansascitylifecoach.com (the mapped domain ) so I could show you its original content as an addon.

    I unassigned it and made it an addon instead...............weird thing happened - now I can see its content on the lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com subdomain and the http://www.kansascitylifecoach.com site....both end up with the following URL: http://www.kansascitylifecoach.com/

    Can get to the dashboard of the subdomain, but can't edit the content of the mapped domain from the multi-site.

    I can go externally to http://www.kansascitylifecoach.com/wp-admin/ and see and edit what I want though.

    I thought the whole purpose of multi-press was to somehow be able to edit from within the multisite.

    I am now more confused -

    Call me crazy

  9. Forget the WHOLE MESS with mapping for just a second :)

    The purpose of Multisite is to be able to have multiple, separate, blogs with one install of Multisite.

    You have separate dashboards for each site, separate front-ends too.

    You have your main site: domain.com

    You have your subsites: sub.domain.com OR domain.com/sub (doesn't matter, same idea).

    Each site, main or sub, has it's very own DB tables and WP-admin :) You still edit everything from inside Multisite, but by that we mean their own dashboard in multisite.

    Now that I can see something different for your site, likely what happened is you parked/add-on'd the domain incorrectly. I don't know what you did on your end, but lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com redirects to kansascitylifecoach.com and, with domain mapping, that's what's supposed to be happening.

  10. kvaud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is a print screen of the subdomain for lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com (note there is no pages listed in this dashboard)

    Pages Add New
    All (0) |
    Trash (10)

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    Show all dates November 2012
    Title
    Author
    Date
    SEO Title
    SEO Keywords
    SEO Description
    Title
    Author
    Date
    SEO Title
    SEO Keywords
    SEO Description

    No pages found

    Bulk ActionsEditMove to Trash

    So how do I get to the mapped domain within the multisite if it is in fact accessible - subdomain has no content as you can see.

    defies logic to use multisite if I have to go externally to get to dashboard.

    You said I can still edit everything from inside Multisite, but by that we mean their own dashboard in multisite....cam you give me the path?

    thanks

    getting close right?

    lol

  11. You said I can still edit everything from inside Multisite, but by that we mean their own dashboard in multisite....cam you give me the path?

    Sure.

    domain.com/wp-admin - Your main site
    subdomain.domain.com/wp-admin - The subsite

    That's it.

    lifecoach.kansascitycounselor.com/wp-admin should be where you log in before you map the domain.

    So how do I get to the mapped domain within the multisite if it is in fact accessible - subdomain has no content as you can see.

    mappeddomain.com/wp-admin

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