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[resolved] Mapping multiple domains to the same blog without redirecting (8 posts)

  1. John Beales
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have consolidated several standalone WP installs into a single WP 3.0 install using the WordPress MU Domain Mapping Plugin, and it works great, but now I'm adding a new blog to the mix and am having problems.

    The new blog is going to be written in 2 languages, so I have 2 domains for it, (1 English & 1 French). I'm wanting to use WPML to handle the multi-language aspects of the blog, and it installs without problems. However, when I go to http://frenchdomain.com I get redirected to http://englishdomain.com, and I never see my French content. I believe this is because englishdomain.com is set as the primary domain in the domain mapping plugin.

    I've tried setting both englishdomain.com and frenchdomain.com as primary domains, (yes, it's possible - probably a bug), and I end up in a redirect loop. Similarly, I've tried setting them both as non-primary and I end up at the subdomain.johnbeales.com - the subdomain that I set the blog up as.

    So, the question is, how do I get both englishdomain.com and frenchdomain.com mapped to the same blog without being redirected to a "primary" domain?


  2. John Beales
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Found it - it appears that if I installed wordpress-mu-domain-mapping into mu-plugins then things work as I want.

  3. John Beales
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hmm. Looks like I was wrong - it sort of works, but all of the admin panels disappear and the primary URL doesn't always work, (sometimes I'm sent to the subdomain instead of the mapped domain).

  4. the domain mapping plugins also has a file called sunrise.php that goes in the wp-content folder directly. did you do that? :)

    Also, if you have the checkbox enabled to keep the subdomain alive, then yeah, you'll get redirected there when you request the backend.

  5. John Beales
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, I've got sunrise.php in place. The issue I'm having is that when I go to the site's front-end I get redirected to whatever domain I set as "primary" in the domain mapping plugin, and I'd like to have both TLDs act as primary domains and serve up the site with no redirection.

    I realize this sounds strange, but the WPML plugin will then handle things and make sure I don't have duplicate content issues by serving up a different language for each TLD.

  6. John Beales
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I dove into the code of the wordpress-mu-domain-mapping plugin and think that it doesn't really support having more than one domain active at the same time, (probably related to its caching - which is a good thing).

    So, will another plugin let me show the same site at more than one domain, (Andrea - will yours - and how/when can I get it)?

  7. Ah, yeah. more than one domain to one blog. The free one doesn't mine certainly doesn't (it hides the main domain). The other premium one might, can't remember.

  8. John Beales
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I know it's a weird situation ;) I wrote a plugin that executes after the free domain mapper and makes it work. I'll mark this as resolved.

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