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  • I have WordPress installed @ and have an existing blog/site running at

    I set-up multisite, and everything was good ( still functional). Then, using WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin, I added as the primary and in the domain mapping section.

    Now, I am unable to access the dashboard at I get this error:

    You attempted to access the “” dashboard, but you do not currently have privileges on this site. If you believe you should be able to access the “” dashboard, please contact your network administrator


    If I try, I get this:

    You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

    I noticed that wp_domain_mapping_logins in the DB was empty, so I added a row for my userId and blogId, but that didn’t help.

    I also tried disabling the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin by renaming the plugin directory, but that didn’t help.

    Also, appears fine, it’s just that I can’t access the dashboard!

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  • Ok, I removed the rows from wp_domain_mapping and now I have access again.

    So what did I do wrong with the domain mapping configuration? I’d really like to figure this out.

    What site on your network were you trying to map?

    well, right now, as far as wordpress is concerned, there is only one site @ domain1.

    I added both domain1 (primary) and domain2 in the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin, under “domains” and this broke my access to the dashboard for domain1 and for the network as well.

    Do I need to do something to setup domain2 as a site before attempting to do this? I own both domains and currently domain2 has a blog using MT that I want to move to WordPress so I can manage templates and plugins at the network level to share.

    Okay. You have to make a SECOND site and map that, you can’t map the primary site.

    OK, do I activate the plugin at the network level or the site level?

    I activated it at the network level, and here’s the settings:

    domain mapping -> entered my server’s IP address, this corresponds to
    enabled User domain mapping page and Redirect administration pages to site’s original domain (remote login disabled if this redirect is disabled)

    domains -> nothing here yet.

    When I do those steps (or really just activating the plugin), my site at has a 310 error — “Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): There were too many redirects.”

    It’s going to… etc

    When I got locked out of the dashboard, in addition to the above, I had added in the domains section as primary and It seems like they would both need to be in that section, no?

    also, thanks for helping me!! 🙂 I really appreciate it!

    OK, do I activate the plugin at the network level or the site level?



    Try adding this to your wp-config.php:

    define('ADMIN_COOKIE_PATH', '/');
    define('COOKIE_DOMAIN', '');
    define('COOKIEPATH', '');
    define('SITECOOKIEPATH', '');

    I get this error going to the dashboard,

    The constant “COOKIE_DOMAIN” is defined (probably in wp-config.php). Please remove or comment out that define() line.

    I commented out that line, enabled the plugin again, and still get the Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS) on the main site. 🙁

    Let’s go back a step.

    Turn off the plugin (delete it if you have to to get in).

    Then make a subsite. Make sure THAT works first. Then remember you CANNOT map

    Your setup is this:

    WP installed in
    Second site is
    Domain mapped to

    Anything else will go belly up.

    OK, I am normally not this clueless.

    For this:
    Second site is

    Does this mean under network -> sites
    I add a site with domain = and path = /wp/second?

    Also, I am not sure how or what I should do for this:
    Domain mapped to

    In the domain mapping plugin, I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing. I added under “domains” but it’s unclear how it knows that points to

    And no matter I do, I still get the too many redirects on as soon as I enable the plugin.

    Second site is

    WOAH. Stop. Previously you said this:

    I have WordPress installed @ and have an existing blog/site running at

    So that means your second site would actually be running out of NOT

    How did you make work?

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