WordPress MU Domain Mapping
[resolved] CNAME mapping issue (4 posts)

  1. wonderer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    it's my first time with WPMU and I'm trying to figure out how to make everything work, but I'm stuck on domain mapping.
    I'll try to explain it with details.

    I'm on a shared IP server

    I own:

    All of these domains have been bought with external domain service and have NS pointing to my server:

    I've enabled WPMU with subdomains so that blogs structure looks like:
    de.mydomain.com ID=2
    es.mydomain.com ID=3
    fr.mydomain.com ID=4

    I've mapped domains in WP superadmin panel so that blog with ID=2:
    de.mydomain.com correctly forwards to http://www.mydomain.de

    I've set CNAME for mydomain.de on my server so that
    subdomain: www
    record type: CNAME
    value: mydomain.com
    (cannot edit TTL)

    (A records of all domains are already pointing to the same IP by default)

    The problem is that typing http://www.mydomain.de it redirects to http://www.mydomain.com (main blog with ID=1) and not to the correct blog with ID=2.
    Also, http://www.mydomain.de/category/postname/ leads to "not found" and not to http://www.mydomain.com/category/postname/.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance.


  2. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Check to see if you made the wp-config.php edits correctly. They should be before the that's all, stop editing line.

  3. wonderer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks a lot for your reply.
    wp-config was correctly edited.
    The issue was that I had to point vhost of the secondary domains to main domain folder.
    But in this case it works only with A records, as with CNAME it keeps redirecting to main domain homepage.

    The important thing is that now it works.

  4. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you are using CNAMEs you need to do domain aliases (or parking in cPanel) for the CNAME to work.

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