Support » Plugin: Multiple Domain » Example Set-Up

  • Resolved webgeeze

    (@webgeeze)


    I have an existing site which runs one set of HTML and includes dynamic content switches for 60 different domains. It was built years ago and still works fine. The idea is for each domain to serve a single website but key elements switch out, e.g meta tags, heading tags, phone number and location names for example.

    My client wants to move to WordPress so I am looking at this plugin.

    As others have said, there are no instructions or guides. Can you give an example of the DNS or at least clarify for me please?

    example.co.uk * the base domain

    example2.co.uk * additional domain which needs to load the content of example.co.uk BUT retain example2.co.uk in the URL

    Requirement
    On the main domain e.g example.co.uk if they navigate to contact page, the URL will become example.co.uk/contact

    Will your plugin allow masking e.g example2.co.uk/contact

    Can you give me an example of the DNS you set for the additional domains?

    I am guessing I don’t need to add a path, if I seek to achieve the above?

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  • Plugin Author Gustavo Straube

    (@gustavostraube)

    Hello,

    It’s complicated to provide DNS setup steps because they may vary a lot depending on your hosting provider and/or domain registrar. That’s why the FAQ simply states: “You have to set additional domains, DNS, and everything else to use this plugin.”. I’ll be trying to improve the answers in a near future to give some generic domain setup instructions.

    Anyway, answering your questions:

    Will your plugin allow masking e.g example2.co.uk/contact?

    If you mean when a user is browsing through example2.co.uk and clicks on a “/contact” link, then yes. The host will be kept and the URL will be “example2.co.uk/contact”.

    Can you give me an example of the DNS you set for the additional domains?

    You just have to point all the domains to the same WordPress installation. E.g. the WordPress host IP is 1.2.3.4, then you have to add A records pointing to that address. It’s likely your hosting provider has some feature called “domain alias” or something similar. There you should be able to point additional domains to the same site.

    I am guessing I don’t need to add a path, if I seek to achieve the above?

    You’re right. If you want to see the same set of pages on every site/domain, you don’t need to fill in the path input.

    Let me know in case you have further questions.

    Thread Starter webgeeze

    (@webgeeze)

    Thanks Gustavo. I appreciate your effort responding.

    I will test and update this ticket with any advise which might help others. I am running WHM/CPanel servers. I will just point domain to same server, add it as ‘domain alias’ into CPanel and leave it set to load the public_html directory.

    Thanks for writing the plugin.

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