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[resolved] Word Press Directory Multi Site Domain Mapping (16 posts)

  1. imergeandsee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello All
    I have a Word Press multi site at 'mymergemedia.com'
    I installed a subdirectory called 'imergeandsee' which can be seen at 'mymergemedia.com/imergeandsee' took forever and tons of consulting various forums to get to this point.

    The domain mymergemedia and the wordpress mu are hosted on GoDaddy, I upgraded my hosting to Deluxe 4Gh as that's what I was told to do by GoDaddy to work with multisites. I already had imergeandsee.com for years. I now want move imergeandsee.com from my blogger (imergeandsee.blogspot.com) to go to mymergemedia.com/imergeandsee. I followed ALL the WordPress steps in creating a domain map. I tried a whole host of variations over the past 2 days from the ANAME with IP Address method to the CNAME pointing to domain name method.

    None work I am extremely exasperated as I had to remove the old blogger ANAME records (ghs.google etc) records to even see if this works my imergeandsee.com is now dead. All i get is a big ol' error from default.secureserver.net 'SORRY THIS SITE IS NOT AVAILABLE' I don't think that seven a 404 error. WHATS GOING ON? WHAT DID I MISS? urgle murghle thanks in advance to anyone that can solve this. While I wait I'll go ram my face into a wall.

  2. This is not a localhost question (which is for running WP on your PC). Moving to MultiSite.

    Which plugin are you using for domain mapping on MultiSite?

  3. imergeandsee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress MU Domain Mapping
    Requires WordPress Version: 2.9.2 or higher
    Compatible up to: 3.2.1
    Last Updated: 2011-7-19 Downloads: 83,379

    I was waiting on a reply for this but never got an email from this forum (I checked the box to be alerted) Just saw it when I did a search.

    Also I feel you were very very rude in just closing the post I responded to on this very same issue "http://wordpress.org/support/topic/domain-mapping-is-not-working?replies=12#post-2425856" You basically closed it without giving me a chance to respond that my issue was that, Domain mapping on my multi site not working with GoDaddy. I put all the details there of what I have been going through in trying to make this work.

  4. Can't help you on the email :/ Check your spam folder, though.

    I felt you were inconsiderate replying to a 7 month old post and thread-jacking it, following a conversation in that same post about how the person before you should make their own post. I guess no one's happy. Certainly not the guy who started the post and couldn't get help thanks to everyone stepping on his feet.

    And you're also inconsiderate for posting in a second post something that should be posted here.

    Let me help:

    I did everything at the http://gmichaelguy.com/blog/2010/11/28/my-wordpress-3-0-multi-site-domain-mapping-with-godaddy/ site.

    Still no joy. Whats going on here?

    I have mymergemedia.com
    I am trying to make, http://mymergemedia.com/imergeandsee
    go to imergeandsee.com

    I did all the steps, have gone through dozens of forum posts and no joy with anything.

    I set up the sunrise in the wp-config.php (see below).
    I copied the plug in file 'domain_mapping' to the mu-plugins folder.
    I set up the DNS in the imergeandsee.com, as instructed the A Record goes to the I.P. Address 173.201.208.1 the CNAME 'WWW' goes to mymergemedia.com

    It was a similar process for using the Google Blogger which I had working for the last 5 years, 'A' name in the Domain goes to I.P. Address, and the WWW points to the domain (for google it was ghs.google.com, the blogger address 'imergeandsee.blogspot.com') I assume the WordPress Domain plugin does this same thing on my "mymergemedia.com" domain.

    So is something wrong with the plugin then? If so how do I fix it?
    I have been trying to fix this for the past week, my imergeandsee.com has been down

    *
     * Change this to true to enable the display of notices during development.
     * It is strongly recommended that plugin and theme developers use WP_DEBUG
     * in their development environments.
     */
    define('WP_DEBUG', false);
    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
    define( 'MULTISITE', true );
    define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false );
    $base = '/';
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'mymergemedia.com' );
    define( 'PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/' );
    define( 'SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'SUNRISE', 'on' );
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
    /** Absolute path to the WordPress directory. */
    if ( !defined('ABSPATH') )
    	define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__) . '/');
    /** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */
    require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');

    The only other thing I can think is that I have sub domains entertainment.imergeandsee.com, lifestyle.imergeandsee.com are two of them. Right now the home page is dead and I am losing my traffic. I need a fix ASAP. I had a similar problem for 3 weeks with the multi site network I'm thinking, I'll have to dump the word press effort and go back to blogger. I'll suffer for a few more days but thus far the extra stress and effort has not been worth it.

    Now based on ALL of that, you have define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false ); but you say you're also using subdomains. These are separate subdomains, not connected to your WP install, right?

    Also is 173.201.208.1 the correct IP for imergeandsee.com? Have you tried pointing the CNAME and ANAME to that instead of to the domain?

    Otto's tutorial - http://ottopress.com/2010/wordpress-3-0-multisite-domain-mapping-tutorial/ - mentions that he only pointed the A record to the IP, and not the CNAME at all.

  5. If you are trying to map subdomains onto a subfolder install on a bottom-of-the-line GoDaddy shared account, it is likely to do with GoDaddy's setup. (aka - they do not want you to do that).

    http://gmichaelguy.com/blog/2010/11/28/my-wordpress-3-0-multi-site-domain-mapping-with-godaddy/

    This is the link you need, and the *only* link. If you want to map the top level domain to the site you *must* follow those instructions above. no messing with a names and cnames needed.

    domain mapping on godaddy is painful on a good day. If you just want two separate domains, two separate installs may be a better way to go.

  6. imergeandsee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sigh, I thought I was following instructions, whatever I just need my site working is the bottom line, I'm losing traffic, therefore ad revenue and am desperate.

    173.201.208.1 is the I.P. Address for MyMergeMedia.com I just Pinged it with Start>Run>CMD then entered ping mymergemedia.com
    "reply from 173.201.208.1 bytes=32 time=82ms TTL48"

    I have that because I have a SubDirectory install not SubDomain install, hence why it says false, I think I got that from WP_Candy

    Following the info from Otto press at the DNS for iMergeAndSee.com I put the A Record to the I.P. Address for MergeMedia (the 173.201 etc above)
    "Here you have a few different options, but two main ones that count. You can either put in the I.P. address of your server (as defined in your domain’s main A record) or you can put in a CNAME that points to your server. The IP address is what most people will want to use. If your server uses more than one, you can enter them all here, separated by commas." - OttoPress

    Then I tried the CNAME method. no joy there either. Tried asking godaddy for help but they have no clue.

  7. What level of GoDaddy hosting are you using?

  8. imergeandsee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Andrea I have a Deluxe Hosting with 4GH account that I upgraded to because the Godaddy folks said I need to do to the word press MultiSite.
    The GoDaddy tech said the 4GH was optimized specifically for use with programs like WordPress.

  9. imergeandsee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have Deluxe Hosting 4GH supposedly 4GH is the optimized version for programs like wordpress.

  10. That's 'good' - It obviates at least one problem at least!

    Looking at the example: http://gmichaelguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/2-domain-manager.png

    Is the new domain pointing to the root folder? (i.e. / or whatever MyMergeMedia.com is pointing to and not anything else)?

    I would probably ask GoDaddy exactly this:

    "I'm trying to map iMergeAndSee.com so that it goes to MyMergeMedia.com. But when I set it up, it just goes to a static holding page. The DNS resolves to the same IP as MyMergeMedia.com, but I'm not gettnig the data. Why is that?"

    Of note - You do not need to explain that it'll be running another blog off the same MultiSite, because at this point, it's the DNS mapping itself that's being a pill. All they need to care about is something they should be good at 'How do I point two domains to the same place?'

  11. Just to eliminate issues it is not the plugin which is not working. It is not WordPress or multisite which is not working. The domain isn't even getting to WordPress where the plugin can direct to the right blog.

    It is entirely the DNS parts and the redirection on the server. At this point, you may wish to hire someone to do it for you.

  12. imergeandsee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Ipstenu I gave GoDaddy the whole story last week, they had me take screenshots of each part of the set up process as well as provide the instructions I was given for what I have been trying to do, its been 4 days and they have no answer I'll try calling them again today.

    @Andrea Well my only frame of reference in a process like this the process I went through when I was using blogger. And that process is very similar to what this Domain mapping Plug in is trying to do. ON the host site end (in this case blogger by google) I enter the domain name iMergeAndSee.com.

    Then on the Domain DNS side (GoDaddy) in the A name for '@' I enter the i.p. address that Blogger by Google gives me, 64.202...etc then in the CNAME section for 'WWW' I enter ghs.google.com. This worked for me for the last 5 years, I additionally have 6 other subdomains all doing the same thing, they ALL work. They all have continued working despite this fiasco for the main domain. (music.imergeandsee.com, entertainment.imergeandsee.com and so on).

    I didn't have to hire anyone for this I just followed the instructions from Blogger. Given how very similar they are is it possible that maybe just maybe a WordPress 3.2.1 Site with Sub Directory Install hosted by Godaddy just doesn't work with this plug in? Could it be that I have to switch to Sub-Domains install? Or maybe get a dedicated server. If the latter is the case then Godaddy really needs to catch up to the rest of host services. I'm feeling like the most advertised company is the worst here.

    I ask because I've been going crazy searching this forum for days and I don't see anyone with my exact set up that was able to get there's working except for G.Michael (http://gmichaelguy.com/blog/2010/11/28/my-wordpress....)

    My only recourse for now is to switch back to blogger, get on the line with GoDaddy as Ipstenu said.

    Maybe my answer is to setup my entire network as a Subdomain.

  13. Domain mapping shouldn't matter if it's subdomain or subfolder, FWIW.

    Given how very similar they are is it possible that maybe just maybe a WordPress 3.2.1 Site with Sub Directory Install hosted by Godaddy just doesn't work with this plug in?

    No, I am 100% certain that the plugin works just fine with subfolders :)

    Then on the Domain DNS side (GoDaddy) in the A name for '@' I enter the i.p. address that Blogger by Google gives me, 64.202...etc then in the CNAME section for 'WWW' I enter ghs.google.com. This worked for me for the last 5 years, I additionally have 6 other subdomains all doing the same thing, they ALL work. They all have continued working despite this fiasco for the main domain. (music.imergeandsee.com, entertainment.imergeandsee.com and so on).

    Woah wait ... WHAT!?

    Is it possible these other cnames are causing a conflict?

  14. imergeandsee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm on the line with godaddy now asking them the very same thing. They're trying to convince me to buy a dedicated server. I told them exactly above.
    "I'm trying to map iMergeAndSee.com so that it goes to MyMergeMedia.com. But when I set it up, it just goes to a static holding page. The DNS resolves to the same IP as MyMergeMedia.com..."

  15. imergeandsee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah finally found the solution. After an hour and speaking with 3 different Godaddy Techs, they found my iMergeAndSee.com despite my setting the A name records etc to the MyMergeMedia.com i.p. address was still defaulting to a free hosting account they gave me. I had to have them remove the free hosting account.
    No purchase of dedicated server or dedicated i.p. required.
    Only downside is its quite slow to load, but I can live with it.

  16. *oy* Well. That's good to solve.

    As for the speed, mapping domains will always be a bit slower. But if you can, try using caching for your site (WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache). You have to set it up per-site, but it can make a world of difference.

    I'm marking this one resolved :)

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