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  • I need a step by step tutorial how to add a domain in a WP MU install. The MU install setup fine and I have installed the Domain Mapping MU Plugin. I have also setup the wildcard subdomain in Cpanel for the primary domain of the MU install.

    I basically just need to know how to configure the addon domains so that they map properly. Keep in mind I am using subdomains, not subdirectories. For example. Let’s say my primary domain is

    I want to add on a domain called . I need to know all of steps and configurations to do this with the end goal being that forwards to

    I can’t seem to find any configuration tutorials that show me everything with a subdomain MU setup?

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  • It’s the same thing actually.

    Park or add-on the domain and aim it at where is installed. So if you installed your site in /public_html/ then you point the add on THERE.

    That’s it 🙂 It’s WordPress that magically does the rest 😉

    The way I have it configured now, the addon domain which is is not showing up as the wordpress site. Please see the 3 screenshots inside my dashboard backoffice below so perhaps you locate the problem and provide the solution.

    The album is locked 🙂

    Without knowing where you are in the process, it’s hard to guess.

    First of all, you have to make sure you added the domain on correctly. should point to wherever your PRIMARY domain is. Generally this is easier to do with a parked domain than an add on.

    Otto has a tutorial:

    WordPress 3.0: Multisite Domain Mapping Tutorial

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Change the add-on domain folder to where your multisite install is. Do not give it its own folder.

    that’s the only difference.

    I am sure you guys are giving some good advice, but honestly I am not understanding. Sorry about the screenshot album being locked. I made it public now. Here is that link again.

    That tutorial by the way is good for the subfolder setup but not the subdomain setup which is what I am doing because I am using some software that recommends setting the MU site up with subdomains.

    The reason you don’t get it is that you’re looking in the wrong place.

    You did everything in WordPress correctly. You did not add the domain to your server correctly. Step away from WordPress for a minute.

    When you added your domain to the server, as an add-on domain, where did you point it?

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