Login wont work with a masked domain (9 posts)

  1. antonioayala
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have been searching but haven't really found an answer that either addresses my problem or that I can understand fully.

    I have a webpage located at: http://www.midwestsoccer.net/360bolton/

    and when you use that address, the login and registration links work just fine. However, my boss recently purchased a domain from GoDaddy and I forwarded it with masking so that you only see http://www.360bolton.com. But if you try to register or login from that address the pages never load unless you right-click them and load in a new page, but even then it shows you the old address at midwestsoccer.net.

    How do I get the login/registration links to work while surfing from http://www.360bolton.com?

  2. antonioayala
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The login/registration is working now, but the page doesn't refresh to show them that they are logged in/logged out. I'm lost on this.

    I just registered a dummy account, the registration process went through just fine, but when I actually tried to login, I entered in all of my information, and hit "Log In" and the page never refreshed. when I manually refreshed the page, it showed I had logged in. The same happens when you log out.

    IE just plain errors out

    Please help

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You cannot successfully run WordPress via a masked forwarded domain. You need to update the name servers for the domain name to point to http://www.midwestsoccer.net/360bolton/ then, once those changes have fully propagated, change the site urls in WordPress. See Changing_The_Site_URL for details of how to do this.

  4. antonioayala
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would assume I do that through godaddy then?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    For the name server changes? Yes.

  6. antonioayala
    Posted 3 years ago #

    sorry, this is all new to me. I went to godaddy, and under forwarding/masking it says:

    To forward or mask your domain name, you must use our nameservers.

    So how do I get the nameservers pointed to http://www.midwestsoccer.net/360bolton/

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You need to ask Godaddy for assistance with this.

  8. antonioayala
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ok, thx

  9. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Judging from how the site is working right now, it looks like you got this setup properly. For the benefit of others who may find this, I thought I should detail the ideal solution.

    As esmi mentioned, you don't want to use forwarding/masking for WordPress.

    The right thing to do is setup your desired domain as the actual hosted domain for WordPress. There are a couple steps needed to make this work.

    First, you should get the desired domain name setup as a hosted domain (instead of a forwarded domain). To do this, you assign it to the hosting account as an aliased domain. Step-by-step instructions are here: http://x.co/tTYt

    Once that's done, change the Home and WordPress URL settings in WordPress (these are in the Settings--General section). If you're not able to access the admin panel at all, there are a couple ways to fix them. WordPress has a help file that includes info on how to do that - http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    Hope this was helpful.


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