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  • Hi,
    I’m using donncha’s WordPress MU Domain Mapping. But I noticed that it doesn’t allow to domain map the top level site. Blog id 1, all other blog id’s works fine to map.

    Is there a work around that still is a permanent redirect (301)?

    I’m using cpanel as hosting management.

    big thanks!

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  • Why do you want to map it (root domain)?

    because i need the top blog to work under another domain as well..

    You cannot map the root domain.

    Outside of WordPress, park a domain on top of your main domain, and that’s as good as it gets right now.

    The Term “Domain parking” differ from registrar to registrar. For some, you can set a domain and point it to your desire location as “Ipstenu” mentioned. For others, an under construction message may or may not be put up on the domain by the registrar.

    The only time you get ‘under contsuction’ is if they park a domain to it’s own location. It’s just like subdomains, you can do it both ways 😉

    Example 🙂

    I own and I picked up a short domain

    I park at in it’s own folder, so is in /public_html/ and is in /public_html/

    This is great but then I want to add to ‘be’ too. So I park at /public_html/ and go to the pub for a beer 🙂

    If you’re not sure, ping your webhost (this is why we pay ’em) and ask for help.

    What would happen if I made a domain mapping, pointed it to a existing subdomain blog.. and then changed the blog id to 1 in the mysql database.

    No idea. Make a backup of the DB before you try it! 😀

    The only time you get ‘under contsuction’ is if they park a domain to it’s own location.

    Ya this is what they logically do, but sometimes they point parked domain to some reserved location instead of /public_html/parked_domain_name/, you can’t even change that default location.
    Check it out :

    That’s a crappy host then.

    Parking a domain means you PARK it at the location of your current website. So while you CAN park it at /public_html/parked_domain_name/, technically speaking there’s no reason you can’t park it right at /public_html/

    If your host won’t allow that, move.

    I’m talking about the cases. It’s not alone, there are many crappy hosts over there. I’m lucky in this case 🙂

    I agree that “parked” often means “not in use”. I was surprised to discover that “parked” sometimes means ServerAlias. The bottom line is that when you use the term “parked” without explaining what you mean by it you risk misunderstandings.

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