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[Resolved] 3.0 Multisite; domain mapping AND subdomains?

  • I am running a 3.0 multisite subdomain installation with Donncha’s domain mapping plugin, and have several domains mapped as follows:

    mainsite123.com
    blog1.mainsite123.com -> blog1.com
    blog2.mainsite123.com -> blog2.com
    blog3.mainsite123.com -> blog3.com
    etc...

    I want to map an additional blog as the following:
    blog4.mainsite123.com -> blog4.someotherdomain.com
    where the main site of someotherdomain.com is non-WP, ASP content, hosted on an entirely different server.

    how do I accomplish this task, if it is even possible?

    the A-records for all of the above domains/hosts point to the WP install as I outlined in the post at:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/407121?replies=12

    Andrea? 😉

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  • This could easily be done on the DNS level. Create an A record for blog4.mainsite123.com to point to the same IP as blog4.someotherdomain.com

    The destination server will begin serving up requests for blog4.mainsite123.com so if you want the address to change, you will need webserver redirections on the destination server.

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    A records are used for tld’s. For subdomains, you can use a CNAME, same process. Send it to the domain of your wordpress install.

    (yes, it works. 🙂 )

    ok, so I create a CNAME record such as:
    blog4.mainsite123.com. 3600 IN CNAME blog.someotherdomain.com.

    do I remove the A-record pointing blog.someotherdomain.com to my WP multisite install?

    do I need to map anything under ‘tools > domain mapping’? or change the home or siteurl in ‘super admin > sites > edit’?

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    do I need to map anything under ‘tools > domain mapping’?

    Yes, you’ll still need to map that subdomain to the right blog.

    or change the home or siteurl in ‘super admin > sites > edit’?

    no, don’t do this. 🙂

    ok, so I create a CNAME record such as:
    blog4.mainsite123.com. 3600 IN CNAME blog.someotherdomain.com.

    do I remove the A-record pointing blog.someotherdomain.com to my WP multisite install?

    If it’s not interfering with anything you can leave it.

    ok, so I create a CNAME record such as:
    blog4.mainsite123.com. 3600 IN CNAME blog.someotherdomain.com.

    No, you point it to the *main* install.

    mainsite123.com. 3600 IN CNAME blog.someotherdomain.com.

    WP will look it up in the db and server the right blog.

    yay, it works!

    I removed the A-record for blog.someotherdomain.com, and put blog.someotherdomain.com in the ‘Add New Domain’ box under ‘tools > domain mapping’ and checked it as primary.

    thanks so much Andrea, once again! 🙂

    I am getting some errors using these plugins .Can I mask domain without using domain mapping plugins?

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    How about resolving the errors? 🙂

    Hi ! I am having a problem with domain mapping …

    I am trying to set the custom domain mapping .
    1)I have installed custom domain mapping plugin to my iliked.info .
    2)I pointed my shared hosting ‘s IP 174.120.205.195 and cname as iliked.info .As it failed I parked a domain c.iliked.info to 74.120.205.195
    Main domain :
    iliked.info. 14400 IN A 174.120.205.195
    localhost.iliked.info. 14400 IN A 127.0.0.1
    *.iliked.info. 14400 IN A 174.120.205.195

    c.iliked.info. 14400 IN A 174.120.205.195
    localhost.c.iliked.info. 14400 IN A 127.0.0.1

    3)To test whether it is working I created a site . test2.iliked.info and tried to map it by try.gget.info .(I created cname records to iliked.info )

    But the custom domain is being redirected to my host’s stats page.

    I tried in many ways using i)…Tried configuring both cname and IP at my site’s domain mapping page .
    ii)using parked domian cliked.info etc.

    I am getting the same error again and again.

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You forgot the part where you add your mapped domain to your shared hosting account. It doesn’t know what to do with it when it gets the request.

    If it’s cpanel, go to “park a domain”.

    I tried that !
    But I think I make mistake some where . I don’t understand what to do .
    I have parked c.iliked.info
    Created a cname record for try2.gget.info to c.iliked.info .I also created A name record for try.gget.info and pointed that too in that wordpress testing site(test2.iliked.info) 🙂 thinking that any of those two domains work for me.

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You’re parking them on the wrong spot. Park them on top of iliked.info because that is your main install. That’s what handles the request.

    I am not sure what domain to park on top of iliked.info ? c.iliked.info or try2.gget.info ?

    thank you !

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    the second domain you’re trying to map.

    Hi Andrea ! Sorry for disturbing you again.
    I created a screen cast of my domain configuration settings. It includes the cpanel settings and domain mapping.The video length is just 2.30 Minutes.
    http://www.castforge.com/asshu/114
    Could you help me to solve the issue. I tried it in many ways .But can’t able to figure it out.

    I pointed my shared hosting ‘s IP 74.86.202.40 and cname as iliked.info.
    I configured it on domain mapping plugin’s page.
    Main domain :
    iliked.info. 14400 IN A 74.86.202.40
    localhost.iliked.info. 14400 IN A 127.0.0.1
    *.iliked.info. 14400 IN A 74.86.202.40
    localhost.c.iliked.info. 14400 IN A 127.0.0.1

    3)To test whether it is working I created a site . test.iliked.info and tried to map it by
    1)try.gget.info .(I created cname records to iliked.info and parked it to 74.86.202.40)
    2)try.pingit.info
    3)try.rraj.in

    Thank you !

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    I pointed my shared hosting ‘s IP 74.86.202.40 and cname as iliked.info.

    If you fill in the CNAME in the domain maping menu, it will override the IP address.

    It says that in the the text right below the field. Do not fill in the cname area unless you are going to use it.

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