Domain Mapping plugin by WPMUDEV: How to have top level domains point to sites on WP multisite?


Have multiple to level domains point to sites on a WP multisite such that the user sees the top level domain and not a multisite sub domain

EXAMPLE: points to but the browser address bar shows shows content at but the browser address bar shows

Thanks in advance for a full explanation and step by step method to accomplish this objective

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello BGF,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your question!

    I'm not quite sure if I'm following you here. It seems that you're using a sub-folder Multisite install where "" is a sub-site of your network and "" is some page of that sub-site. Is that right?

    In order to show "" under "" domain you'd need to follow these steps:

    1. Assuming that main site of your network is under "" domain, make sure that "" domain also loads this site when typed into browser's address bar.

    - if you're using a dedicated IP, set a "root folder" for this IP to point to the root folder of your MultiSite network installation (you may need to ask your hosting tech support for help here); then configure DNS for "" domain to point to this IP.

    - if you're not using a dedicated IP, configure DNS for "" by setting CNAME record to point to "".

    2) Install our Domain Mapping plugin

    3) In the dashboard of "" site go to "Tools" -> "Domain Mapping" page and you'll be given an option to map your own domain there simply by putting its name in a text field.

    Once this is done, "" should also be accessible via "" and this address should be visible in browser's bar.

    In case you'd need further assistance on this, I'll be glad to help!

    Best regards,

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