Domain mapping - steps please (8 posts)

  1. daveuboo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK all i want to know is

    i have a WPMU installation in the root of


    i created a blog at


    i bought a domain name from godaddy called purchaseddomain.com

    all i want to do is map

    purchaseddomain.com to myblog.mysite.com

    using doonchhas domain mapping plugin

    every guide or advice i look at an follow, seems to fail dismally in different ways

    so just all the steps involved would help greatly please

  2. From http://ottopress.com/2010/wordpress-3-0-multisite-domain-mapping-tutorial/

    Step 4: Mapping the Domain
    There’s a bit of a prerequisite here before you do this. When you buy a new domain, you will need to edit its DNS settings to actually point to your server IP or CNAME or whatever you do to make the domain connect to your server. For me, I just give it a new A record with my server IP in it. Easy.

    Update: Okay, so there may be more to it than just that, depending on your host. Every host is different, and you’ll have to talk to your host to make them able to point the domain name at your existing site. How to do this varies from host to host, but the important thing is that when you visit your new domain (before you do this!) then you want it to go to your main site, as is.

    It's different (a little) for every host, so you may have to ask them how to redirect.

  3. daveuboo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i have tried this an i keep ending up with


    when i ping purchaseddomain.com

    i get the ip address for mysite.com

    so i know im close

    just cant get the domain mapping plugin to work out it needs to show the blog

  4. ... because you sent purchaseddomain.com to a new folder on the server, not the folder where WordPress is installed.

  5. daveuboo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i dont see how as in the dns control panel

    @ goes to the ip address
    www goes to purchaseddomain.com

    there are no other folders and my wpmu is in root

  6. Steven
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having some issues as well.

    I'va managed to point my site to my new server running Multisite.
    http://stiengfoto.net is pointing to stiengfoto.stiengenterprises.com

    Unfortunately, I only get the Web Server's Default Page.

    I've discovered that if I add stiengfoto.net to my ServerAlias - behind where I've added wildcards, the site works.

    My question is; Do I have to add all sites to Server Alias in my vhost.conf file?

  7. daveuboo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well bizarrely this morning, all sites on th wpmu were showing a 500 internal server error

    on checking the rrror log, it showed a strange addition to the .htaccess file which had corrupted a rewrite line

    removed it and everything works fine, just got to check that the other plugins are ok and then now i have an example to work from so hopefully no more grey hairs lol

  8. My question is; Do I have to add all sites to Server Alias in my vhost.conf file?


    Unless you want to edit httpd.conf and do a Named wildcard host.

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