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WordPress MU Domain Mapping

Map any blog/site on a WordPressMU or WordPress 3.X network to an external domain.

60 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Works great!
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Works great, thanks!

The one gotcha for me was to check the "Primary" box to enable domain masking. It would have been nice to have some explanation of what that check box meant. But, I found the answer by Googling.


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BOTTOM LINE: If you are using WordPress multisite you should be using this plugin, there is almost no excuse not to. The pros on this plugins GREATLY outweigh the cons and this should be in the toolbox of every WordPress multisite developer.

- Have a WordPress Multisite network that simultaneously supports sub-domain and sub-directory multisites.
- Able to assign multiple sub-domains to the same site.
- Able to select a default sub-domain or site URL (for each of the multisite sites) and all other assigned sub-domains for that site will redirect to the default

- Takes a little setup work compared to most other plugins
- Requires access to and working knowledge of your DNS server (local and/or external)
- Requires some FTP access to move some files
- Requires some editing to the wp-config.php file
- See note below on problem with misspellings with Google Chrome and the Omnisearch bar

The only downside is that depending on how your local internal DNS is setup it could cause you to send a lot of queries to the server running this plugin. This really only occurs if you are using Google Chrome or a similar variant and if you use the Omnisearch bar. Otherwise you should have any problems.

works, but domain subsite not listed as
By , for WP 4.1

Hi, great usefull plugin.

This is rather an advanced user plugin with need to full access on both hosting, or at least ftp, and full access on the control panel of your domain name host.

The subsite I setted up with this plugin isn't listed under 'My sites' when in the parent site.
Is this normal? A bit confusing as it is not listing there.

My best, kristof

This killed my homepage
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Changing the wp-config.php as described completely killed the our website. It couldn't even brought back by deleting the changes. I do not know what happened, but only by using and reinstalling a backup I could save our web presence. I will keep my fingers from this plugin from now on. Be sure you have an actual backup before you use this plugin.

Essential for sane multi-site multi-domain operations
By , for WP 4.0.1

Should have been part of the core a long time ago. Still should be part of the core.

No longer being developed
By , for WP 4.0.1

This needs patches to stop it from triggering errors. No longer developed as far as I can see.

Find the latest version (which is not this one!)

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Works perfectly on multisite

works fine
By , for WP 4.0

it works out of the box :-)

super robuts, most useful, should've been part of the core
By , for WP 4.0

super functional & stable plugins for multi-site domain mapping, don't even bother looking for alternatives, this one's very well document and supported.

OptimizePress incompatible
By , for WP 4.0

I am being told by OptimizePress customer support...

As of the moment, I don't believe there are any domain mapping plugins that we have tested with which work properly.

We would suggest installing the Disable Styles/Scripts plugin that we just released and this may possibly help. The link to download the plugin is here: https://optimizepress.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200553686-Incompatible-Themes-Plugins

Some theme developers are criticized as not giving a damn about plugins or integrations, and that they just seem to care only about sales of the theme, that it looks good, and once you bought it ~ and only then found their warnings ~ you own it.

In my personal experience not all, but some definitely do not take care about multisite compatibility nor deprecated plugin hooks and multisite flexibility.

I must say I am VERY surprised to find that OptimizePress is ~ apparently ~ one of them.

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