[resolved] Masking Domains in Subfolders (18 posts)

  1. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Unfortunately I think I know the answer to this, hoping someone know something I don't.

    I've got multisite set up as well as domain mapping. I don't have a main site domain name (hoping I won't have to) but I do have an IP address ( I set up my multisite as subfolders instead of subdomains. I've got a couple domains set up and they are going to the correct blog site (http://bikesantaclarita.com and http://cresttocoast.com).

    I would like to mask these domains but all the documentation I've found is by using CNAMEs to point to the subdomains. This leads me to believe I cannot mask using subfolders.

    If this is the case, how can I change my network to subdomains? Since I don't have any content I'm more than happy to delete the sites and recreate as subdomains, if that's possible.

  2. You can domain MAP subfolders via the http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/ plugin though I don't know if that works with IP address installs.

  3. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've got them mapped fine...it's the masking I need help with.

  4. if you use the plugin I listed, it does that. :) It handles the masking.

  5. Yes, use the domain mapping plugin. Subfolders does not matter.

    What host are you on?

  6. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That is the very same plugin I'm using. I don't see any setting pertaining to domain masking.

    I am on my own EC2 instance.

  7. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I guess I should be more clear as to what I want.

    I've set up a primary domain as santaclaritawp.net (which incidentally is not showing up anywhere, a new issue I guess). Currently, when someone types in http://bikesantaclarita.com they get

    I would like them to see http://bikesantaclarita.com.

  8. look under the sub sites domain mapping menu. Tick the box to make sure it uses the domain name.

    You also have to make sure you're pointing the domain properly to the web host, and that it's being sent to the right folder on the server.

  9. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here are my current domain mapping settings http://twitpic.com/5w8zup. I'm not sure which of the 5 would be the tick box to use the domain name.

    As far as pointing the domain, I assume it's working since http://bikesantaclarita resolves to Is there something else I need to set at the registrar (GoDaddy) to get it to work?

  10. On the menu, under 'Domain mapping', is 'Domains.' What do you have for bikesantaclarita.com?

  11. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've run into a strange issue. When trying to get back to my network admin area the Network Admin link wants to take me to and it should be

    I'm wondering if at some point I entered the IP wrong and now there seems to be no way to change it? ALL other links seem to be ok.


  12. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Strike that last issue, I'm lame...now back to our regularly scheduled issue...

    For bikesantaclarita under domains I have:

    Site ID: 9
    Domain: bikesantaclarita.com
    Primary: No

  13. And when you mapped bikesantaclarita.com, did you map it to or ?

    If you mapped to change that to just - With the plugin, WP becomes smart enough to parse.

    (it sounds more like you POINTED the domain to ... parked it maybe? And that one of your A or C names is incorrect)

  14. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    At GoDaddy I changed the A record for bikesantaclarita.com to

  15. Turn on Permanent Redirect. This makes your subdomain or subdirectory sites redirect to their domains.

    That said, have you read this: http://ottopress.com/2010/wordpress-3-0-multisite-domain-mapping-tutorial/

  16. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ahhh, ok. Didn't realize that each site had it's own domain setting under tools. I set bikesantaclarita.com as the primary and it seems to be working (in IE at least, weird error in FireFox)!

    Last issue...I can't seem to set the domain for the primary site (blog #1). I've tried adding it through domains using ID 1 but it just doesn't show up. I've also noticed that the Tools > Domains area is not available for the default site. Granted, I won't be using the default blog for the foreseeable future, but I'd like to get it off the IP if possible.

    Thanks for all of your help!!!

  17. .I can't seem to set the domain for the primary site (blog #1).

    You don't, And you can't. You're supposed to install the main site under the domain you want for that site.

    If you want a full TLD for the main site... edit it in the db.

  18. webmasterdrake
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks again Adrea_r and Ipstenu!

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic