Pretty sure I followed all the steps... Put in my ip address, pointed my new domain's A record to the server IP address.
I'm using GoDaddy. Some have noted that they sometimes do things slightly differently than other places?
There seem to be two things I "can do" there. But I don't know if they're equivalent. One is to "Forward" the top-level domain to my server IP. The other is to use their new Domain Manager to look at and edit the DNS Zone. In there there's an A record. with an @ next to it.
I've tried both ways, but so far to no avail. Whenever I try to load my second domain it seems to either display the IP address in the URL bar and display "pageok" OR display the domain in the URL bar and display a completely white page with nothing on it in the main pane of the browser. Neither of which being optimal.
I'm pretty sure I've got things set up right, I've got the IP listed in the right place, I've set the new domain to be primary rather than the subfolder of the new site.
Added sunrise.php to the wp-content folder, modified wp-config.php, modified .htaccess
Not sure what I'm missing. Fairly new to domain names, even newer to WP MU Domain Mapping plugin & MultiSite generally. Just started working on it tonight. Kind of amazed I got it 90% of the way there w/o breaking anything too badly.
Main site still works. Not sure wy new site doesn't.
Also, may not have waited long enough for A record to update or for forwarding to update. Though I think forwarding updated pretty quickly.
But, I took off forwarding and instead modified the A record to point to the server IP. As, I THINK this is the right way to do it?
Any thoughts? Or point me to a thread where this has been dealt with already. I'm on WP 3.5.1 & WP MU DM 0.4.5.2, in case it matters?
Any help appreciated. It's probably something simple/stupid I'm overlooking...
Oh, and just in case it was something THAT simple, yes, I tried setting to default theme. I've created a rudimentary menu & a couple pages. Set the menu to the primary navigation, set the default homepage to one of the static pages. But still nothing is showing up, other than white screen or pageok.