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  • 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

    all i want to do is map to

    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

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    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.

    i have tried this an i keep ending up with

    when i ping

    i get the ip address for

    so i know im close

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

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

    i dont see how as in the dns control panel

    @ goes to the ip address
    www goes to

    there are no other folders and my wpmu is in root

    I’m having some issues as well.

    I’va managed to point my site to my new server running Multisite. is pointing to

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

    I’ve discovered that if I add 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?

    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

    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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