Does the warning on the domain mapping plugin essentially mean not to use "mapped domain"

Warning on Domain mapping plugin site: If in the previous steps you chose “Mapped Domain” as the method for accessing the admin area and the domain being mapped is either not resolving to your server yet or not resolving for another reason other than DNS propagation then that admin area will not be accessible until the domain name has resolved correctly. Choose another option if this bothers you. :slight_smile:

Adding a domain name which is not resolving correctly in this instance will make that admin area inaccessible. Honest, we warned you!! :wink:

https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/domain-mapping/

Also, I had to send an email about my other domain mapping plugin question because I sent a screen shot of my wp backend issue.

  • Arun Basil Lal
    • New Recruit

    Hey Grace,

    What this essentially means is that, if you are using "mapped domain" and if the domain isn't resolving to the server of yours, then you will not be able to access the admin area.

    This is because subdomain.yoursite.com/wp-admin will forward to the mappeddomain.com/wp-admin and if mappeddomain.com/wp-admin isn't accessible then there wouldn't be another way.

    However if you are using "Domain Entered By The User", both subdomain.yousite.com/wp-admin and mappeddomain.com/wp-admin both of them will be accessible.

    I would say, make sure that mappeddomain.com/wp-admin is accessible before you choose the "Mapped Domain" option.

    I hope this helps.

  • Grace
    • Syntax Hero

    Thank you. Is there a list of pros and cons to using either? Or an explanation of what purposes "mapped domain" and "domain entered by the user" serve? It sounds like the latter is the best to use to avoid not having access to admin... but not sure of other reasons to choose it.

  • Arun Basil Lal
    • New Recruit

    Well, there isn't much pros and cons as such, (other than the one we discussed before where we might get locked out), its just a matter of choice.

    Maybe for branding purposes where you do not want to have a duplicate link lying around you could go for the Mapped Domain Mode.

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