Domein Mapping Subfolder Multisite installed into subfolderr not root

Hi Support,

I Chose the Domain Mapping plugin. I hoped it would help me out. I installed WP Multisite into a Subfolder, i am using Subdirectory for the sites structure. The free plugins to handle Domain Mapping where unable to handle this if WP MU is installed into a subdirectory. I had hoped your plugin would not have this issue and could be able to map domains with my setup.
i Installed WP 3.5.1 into:
http://www.cloudinside.nl/wpcloud (subdirectory mu sites)

i want to map:
http://www.willeanne.nl or willeanne.nl to the MU site: http://cloudinside.nl/wpcloud/willeanne/
so when i go to tools Domain Mapping and enter:
http://www.willeanne.nl as the custom value it makes it to willeanne.nl/wpcloud and it is not mapped to the website correctly.

Can you inform me? Thanks in advance.

  • André Kager
    • Flash Drive

    It is a subdirectory installation of the Multisite.

    The method i use is subdirectory provisioning of the websites.

    I followed those steps. I was able to set the IP adres, it is a shared ip for this server. i am able to set domain mappings but the links don't work, result in a 404 page.

    So i wonder if it will only work from root installation. And if so is there a clean way to create root instalation?

  • Jack Kitterhing
    • Code Norris

    Hi there,

    I hope you are well today.

    If you installed multisite into a sub folder of a domain, then the A name/record won't work, instead you'd need to use parked/add-on domains and put the path file to that of the site, with the domain your mapping, but this isn't a great way to do it, as you'll need full control over DNS and records to create this and if your not hosting the domains yourself this could cause a problems, as most users aren't going to want to give full control over their domain to someone else.

    To create the root installation of Multisite, you can install WordPress either through a one click install in the root of the domain and then install the Domain Mapping plugin as laid out in the usage instructions here https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/domain-mapping/#usage

    Or you can install it manually by getting a zip of the latest version of WordPress, then defining allow multisite to true in your wp-config.php > tools > network setup and follow the steps (the files of course need to be in the root of the domain).

    Thank you!

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

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