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Mapping Multiple Domains (10 posts)

  1. mattloak
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I have found numerous posts asking this same question but either I am not understanding them correctly or somethings broken because I cannot get multiple domains to work. Here's what I have (domains used as examples, not real).

    The main wpmu installation is installed at http://main.com. I also want to run blog A and blog B from this installation on their own domains (http://blogA.com and http://blogB.com respectively).

    I have set up wpmu to use subdomains and have created http://blogA.main.com and http://blogB.main.com and they work fine, both on the front end and back end. Now I try to map the domains and this is where I get tripped up.

    I installed Wordpress Mu Domain Mapping pluggin, and activated it on the child blogs. Now I go into blog A and into the domain mapping and enter the correct server IP and http://blogA.com under the domain, however when I visit http://blogA.com there is nothing there but the public_html directory with no WP files at all. If I got to http://blogA.main.com it redirects me to http://blogA.com and I get the same empty directory.

    I have a wildcard set up on all the domains and I have done the appache configuration. Why isn't this working?

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 11 years ago #

    What kind of DNS records did you change for bloga.com and blogb.com?

    that's the part you missed. I can tell, because there's no way you should see an empty public_html folder for the doamin. That tells me you set up an actual web account for it. Don't do that.

    Tutorial here: http://wpwebhost.com/using-multiple-domains-with-wordpress-mu/

  3. Katastimata
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I'm trying to create a single page for this issue, like a wikipedia article or an FAQ, have a look at the starting point: http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic/13711?replies=7#post-88069

  4. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 11 years ago #

    And I'll be demonstrating how to do this at WordCamp New York on the 14th of November.

  5. mattloak
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    That fixed it. They were previously self-hosted wp installs and I had to change the DNS. Thanks!

  6. Katastimata
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hi Andrea, is there a video or something from your demonstration on WordCamp New York? It would be interesting to see you talking about this :)

  7. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 11 years ago #

    It'll be on wordpress.tv eventually. They're looking through them this week.

  8. boonika
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Well that will be interesting to see:)

  9. leosoderman
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. HELP!

    I am running WPMU on my own machine, with my own DNS. Currently, I am experiencing two problems.

    1. Accessing my main domain takes me to the admin login rather than the blog page.

    2. I added a blog, using the Multiple Domain Plug-In. I added a CNAME record in DNS to point the subdomain to the main server. It also goes back to the admin page.

    Where did I hose this?

  10. leosoderman
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Never mind - discovered the problem. I added the domain in Site admin, not blog admin. My bad.

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  • Started 11 years ago by mattloak
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