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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yeaaaah, your site is munching the layout there, but good.

    Master linux site the following are domains registered but the are add-on sites to

    Untill a few months ago I had on a wordpress with wordpress-mu-domain-mapping. When I went to add the automated add placed it on a window server. I have spent alot of time trying to figure out what happened and gate staff corrected.

    I was still getting errors and no page load.

    I deleted all under “/” and reinstalled and the press works.

    I turned on “wordpress-mu-domain-mapping” and the activation works for


    1) You don’t use ADD ON domains with Multisite domain mapping, you PARK them on top of the main domain, and map them inside WP Multisite to the right sites.



    Thank you for the response.

    when I say, “the[y] are add-on sites to”, I am not reffering to the link to add on sites. I might have it wrong but
    I am refering to the fact that they are on a domain only plans and only has a hosting plan. I think all domains were added by ADNS.

    I did not used the site add on link. I did have had issues with that before.

    Is this what you expected from that terminology?

    Going to read the link you sent, thanks again.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    FYI, the term ‘add on’ refers to domains that are hosted on your main install, but in their own folder (much like subdomains).

    PARKED domains are ones that are parked directly on top of your main domain.

    So for example. is my main domain. is PARKED on top of They both go to the same place. The domain mapping plugin then says ‘Aha! gets its data from’

    You need to verify first that you really did PARK the domains., and that they are ALL pointing to



    disregard if it feels better, lol
    I have moved to bluehost from I created 6 individual wordpresses on the new bluehost account,,,,,, and These work, well tweeking on keeps it offling a bit. There is nothing of value in any of these wordpresses to date.

    I want to get these all under one install ( before I add pluggins and themes. That is what I will be dealing with after I try to get the database over.

    Currently trying to retrieve data from before I move the domain.

    For some reason the data import in the phpMyAdmin on bluehos can not import any of the databases I exported from the phpMyAdmin on They (bluehost) tells me that the import is attempting to make tables. I have exported, tried, deleted, tried aqain, ad nauseum. It is like is reaching out for me from beyond.

    on the personal side I am a B.I.T.C.H. as well. I am a rogue in that I get into anything I want to think about. This coding is not something I want to try again. I was doing some C++ and gui and back in the mid to late 80s. I like the logic but I am conceptual to a fault, and the fault is I do not seem to memorize but rather recreate from what I locked into conceptual acceptance. The half elf is not me I always associated with grey elves or plain humans. You feel to me like a friend of mine Kyle

    To be candid I am very nonseequator. I have to much in the head and to little keeping my attention

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    I want to get these all under one install (


    They (bluehost) tells me that the import is attempting to make tables.

    Okay. That’s actually pretty true. See a DATABASE import creates the tables for your site. And if you look in there, you will see all the sites (because they were individual) have the same prefix probably. wp_whatever

    You can’t import them like that.

    Really the better way would have been to install, turn on Multisite, make your subsites, and then export via the WP Export tool from the others and move them over one at a time. Attempting to merge DATABASES is a nightmare.

    The only way to import them as you have them is to go into each DB export you made, and edit them as follows:

    1) Create the site on
    2) MAKE NOTE of the site ID (first site you make will be 2)
    3) Search replace that site’s DB export for wp_ and replace with wp_2_
    4) Import
    5) Repeat and increment

    Like I said, nightmare. AND if your users aren’t the same, it could still go bibbeldy :/

    Well I deleted all from the public_html. and created a fresh install on the primary,

    Then Allowed multisight, added .htaccess and wp-config.php generated scripts. turned multipress on.

    I can goto the add domain page but when i submit it processes but does not map the primary.

    I can get to the wp-admin for all sub directories sites.
    I can only visit the primary site.
    All other domains goto the set /subdir and shows the files in the directory.

    Absent minded is not even close lately


    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Okay. So we’re at ground zero.

    You’ve got the domain mapping plugin in, did you add the domain yet and point it to the main install of ? It should just be a simple domain park at this point.


    not depressed anymore, but going sloowww. About to delete the root to nothing and delete all databases and remake wordpress with simple tools or the wordpress icon (bluehost) and rebuild the thing again from the ground up. At least I found one reason why pointing would be off.

    I changed wp_ to a unique nomenclature but my unique typing added the shift and all my tables began with “Table_(momenclature)” and there is no way I am interested in playing seek and find through the whole database, it would be bad enough with a single, but mine goes to like 8 or 9 ( and no idea where I got the extra unless it relates to not wiping something from a previous install)

    Well my inate machinations to make things harder than they need to be is alive and well. I have done this so many ways, following this or that example I am going to do this without looking at anything but the cPanel, phpMyAdmin, File Manager, and maybe Domain Manager but I think I will leave them all parked where they are.

    I think the part I was missing for so long was allowing multisite first.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yeah, starting with Multisite, rather than ten separate sites, is actually easier in this case.

    The old sites are still up and running? I mean, as fugly as it is, you CAN export from them and import to the new ones at – You’ll be able to import all posts, authors and comments. The heavy lifting is building the design out again, which really isn’t THAT hard, thanks to WP’s modularity.

    I was distracted “squirrel” many times
    but all back to were I was. I gave up on pulling posts in just want to get it straight


    # BEGIN WordPress
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]
    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule  ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L]
    RewriteRule  ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    wp-config.php (pertainant section)

    define('WP_DEBUG', false);
    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
    define( 'MULTISITE', true );
    define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false );
    $base = '/';
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', '' );
    define( 'PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/' );
    define( 'SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'SUNRISE', 'on' );
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    Sites are acting as they were in previous install.
    I can get to the wp-admin on all sites but I can only get to the primary.

    The directories


    Domains parked again on	1/2/2013	  Parked	4/5/2013	  Primary	         7/23/2012  Parked	         7/22/2012  Parked                  9/27/2012  Parked	9/28/2012  Parked	         Not Found  Parked

    No idea why it started with ‘2’ but that might have to do with the mapping to a domain, I know not. No ‘3’ or ‘1’

    tables_2_commentmeta tables_2_comments tables_2_links tables_2_options tables_2_postmeta tables_2_posts tables_2_terms
    tables_2_term_relationships tables_2_term_taxonomy
    tables_4_commentmeta tables_4_comments tables_4_links tables_4_options tables_4_postmeta tables_4_posts tables_4_terms
    tables_4_term_relationships tables_4_term_taxonomy
    tables_5_commentmeta tables_5_comments tables_5_links tables_5_options tables_5_postmeta tables_5_posts tables_5_terms
    tables_5_term_relationships tables_5_term_taxonomy
    tables_6_commentmeta tables_6_comments tables_6_links tables_6_options tables_6_postmeta tables_6_posts tables_6_terms
    tables_6_term_relationships tables_6_term_taxonomy
    tables_7_commentmeta tables_7_comments tables_7_links tables_7_options tables_7_postmeta tables_7_posts tables_7_terms tables_7_term_relationships tables_7_term_taxonomy 
    tables_8_commentmeta tables_8_comments tables_8_links tables_8_options tables_8_postmeta tables_8_posts tables_8_terms
    tables_8_term_relationships tables_8_term_taxonomy “tables_2” now mapped to prime domain but no change in behavior

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    BEFORE you muck around with mapping, you MUST make sure the sites work as SUBFOLDERS.

    Horse, then cart 😉

    So isn’t working at all, it’s a 404. Mapping ain’t never gonna work.

    Also has links to – This is problematic, as your MAIN SITE should only have ONE domain (there’s a reason for this). You didn’t try to map a domain to your main site, did you?

    ONE domain is the master domain. You seem to have jumbled two, so which is it SUPPOSED to be?

    They were working as sub folders. I was always able to snap that into place. When they were cross mapping was when I was trying something new and was a bit despondent and did not care.

    I have wiped all databases and content on public_html. commandsolutions is the primary and has the wordpress in but not tweeked. The other six domains are now addons and the have basic untweeked functionality in place. Just hate to have to add the thems and pluggings for each.

    C’est la vie ..

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    They were working as sub folders.

    Having never been able to see them, I really can’t say much for that. The cross mapping in and of itself was oddly done.

    All you really have to do is park the domains on top of the master (commandsolutions) and use the plugin to point each domain to the appropriate site.

    I wanted each domain to keep it’s own domain. is pointed to bluehost, but bluehost does not support .pro but I could park and set it to addon. I set all to add-on and to park at different timesd. I put back to add-on cause it was taking the place of

    When it was parked it overrides the primary. Honestly, I have lost what interest I had in learning to make it more efficient.

    Adding plugins now, bitter sweet.

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