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  • Hi,

    I use WP 3.0 Multi-user with Donnchas Domain Mapping Plugin

    When I map an extra domain to the WP installation ip-address
    (ex extradomain.com –> 123.123.123.123) with A Record
    it will not work. When typing in extradomain.com in browser I
    just get “Apache is working on your cPanel and WHM Server”.

    What exactly is A Record and how can I make this to work.

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  • The plugin can’t edit the server for you. 🙂

    If you type in your IP, does it show your site? If not, that’s the problem.

    And you still need to park it on top of your install.

    WordPress 3.0: Multisite Domain Mapping Tutorial

    You may be misunderstanding the instructions. Your main install should be at some IP address, ie 123.123.123.123. You would then add an A Record to the DNS records for extradomain to the 123 IP address. This may be done in WHM or with your domain registrar depending on how you set it up.

    You then would add extradomain via the domain mapping menu to the site in your network.

    You also need to make sure you have your wildcard DNS setup. Is the site working without the mapping? ie, if your main network is at example.com, and the site you want to map is at foo.example.com, does that work?

    In this example, you would map extradomain to foo.example.com, and extradomain’s DNS records is where you add the A record.

    If you type in your IP, does it show your site? If not, that’s the problem.

    No, I don’t se my site using ip-adress. I have a baby account at Hostgator and I thought I should use the servers ip-address, but this is probably not working.

    Do I have to use CNAME instead of A Records then?

    Is the site working without the mapping? ie, if your main network is at example.com, and the site you want to map is at foo.example.com, does that work?

    Yes, the site is working with subdomains. The problem is how to map the ekstra domain to subdomain.maindomain.com

    Should I also update the ekstra-domain name servers to the same as the wp-main-domain name servers?

    Did you follow Otto’s tutorial?

    Did you follow Otto’s tutorial?

    Yes. Still can’t make it work…

    I have cPanel in my hosting account. Do I have to create an addon domain in cPanel for the extra domain before the mapping of the extra domain will work? Or is it a way around this?

    Do I have to create an addon domain in cPanel for the extra domain before the mapping of the extra domain will work?

    You have to park the domain, just like it says in the tutorial.

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