WordPress MU Domain Mapping
[resolved] domains are linked to main blog not specified blogs (6 posts)

  1. pirate988
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey guys,
    I have a problem and i was looking in the old threads but couldn't find an answer
    I was trying the wordpress multisites (3.4.2) and i read that it can't be installed in it's own folder
    and since i can't put it on the root of my host because i have another website i installed it on a subdomain blogs.domain.com
    and i created the blog1 and blog2 as subdirectory so there links are
    blogs.domain.com/blog1 and blogs.domain.com/blog2
    then i bought the domains blog1.com and blog2.com and parked them in my cpanel
    then i installed the domain mapping plug in and did all the configuration and linked the blog1.com and blog2.com to their sites based on the site's id (2,3)
    the problem is when i navigate to blog1.com i get my original website at domain.com
    so i thought since blog1.com and blog2.com are parked domain and wordpress on different subdomain so the plug in won't be able to forward these 2 domains to my 2 blogs
    so i tried in the cpanel parked domains to forward blog1.com and blog2,com to blogs.domain.com where i have my wp network installed and i though that in this way the plug in will be able to link the 2 domains to the 2 blogs but that didn't happen
    now when i navigate to blog1.com or blog2.com i get the blogs.domain.com which is obvious in general but my guessing didn't work
    I tried to edit the DNS zone to make the parked domains points to blogs.domain.com instead of the ip as CNAM but i found that it's not allowed
    Ain't there any way to do that ?
    and does this plug in work with subdirectory mode ? or i need to change to subdomains mode ?
    Any help is highly appreciated
    Thank you


  2. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Domain mapping only works when WP is installed in the root.

  3. pirate988
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you

  4. Alvaro Gois dos Santos
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What if you have more than one domain on your server?

    My server install goes like this:

    maindomain.org -> public_html

    addondomain1.org -> public_html/addondomain1

    On addondomain1.org I've a WP multisite install (subdomains), which is working fine for subdomains.

    Now I've some parked domains I want to map to subdomains of this multisite install on addondomain1.org. Is it possible?

    I've managed to install the plugin and configured the subdomain wildcard and such. But I can't get the mapping to work. When I try to see my parkeddomain1.org, all I get is the default cPanel placeholder page.

  5. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I haven't seen any instances where domain mapping can be used in add on domains except wher it was a dedicated server and the site owner could edit the web server config manually.

  6. Alvaro Gois dos Santos
    Posted 3 years ago #


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