Domain Mapping Workflow

Note: the installed plugin drop down doesn't pick up the Domain Mapping plugin, which is what I'm actually asking about :slight_smile:

I'm about to start configuring the domain mapping for this site–which is a relaunch of the site at wnyil.org–and wanted to ask about a good approach to taking this site live.

There are a total of seven sites here, including the main one at wnyil.org. The other six are new domains that haven't been used before. Here's what I was thinking of doing:

1. Enter the DNS information for the new sites only to point to the multi-site install.

2. Configure the domain mapping plugin to point to the correct sites (this is a sub-folder install, not a subdomain one).

3. Test those sites and make sure they're working properly.

4. Make the change to the DNS record for wnyil.org and test that.

Does this seem like a good way to go about doing this? What should I be wary of as I proceed?

Many thanks,

Kevin

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Kevin Happy New Year!

    Thank you for the detailed info.

    1. Enter the DNS information for the new sites only to point to the multi-site install.

    Either that or the name servers and park the domain with the root resolving to the /public_html/ folder where WordPress will work its magic.

    Does this seem like a good way to go about doing this? What should I be wary of as I proceed?

    The rest sounds great but be wary of W3TC.

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV Community Member and have a GREAT New Year!

    Cheers, Joe

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Kevin,

    Thank you for the great question and the cache issue seems to affect everything considering that it caches user names and passwords.

    What else it is caching is anyone's guess with the exception of the developers whom would know if domain mapping items are being cached.

    However, according to them they have indeed repaired the issue, but we do not use it at all since I have indeed proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that it slows down our servers and page responses but still should help those with sub standard hosting and hosts that throttle bandwidth like Blue Host.

    Cheers, Joe

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