Global Feeds on Subdomain-ed Multisite Kicking off to Top Domain

I have a multisite I am developting that sits inside another domain multisite (for development but also potential setup for future networks). is a multisite install functioning well is another multisite install I am configuring which also seems to be working very well also.

Testing the Global Feed widget it shows URL of:

This feed when triggered is kicking back to and not showing the feed.

I have wildcard subdomain mapped on both networks


all are included in the DNS zone editor and addon subdomains.

All functionality otherwise seems to work as expected interms of the wildcard domain. for example located correctly even though it has not been specified in the subdomain addon or dns. so Wild Card is working.

what is the reason the feed is not functioning as expected?

I have a w3 TC installed, but not yet turned on. Could this cause an issue at all?

Any insight is gratefully received.


  • Sacred Website
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Thank you Michelle, aside from clearing the cache on the w3tc plugin what else worked for you?


    Is working as expected

    It seems all widget feeds direct to a post type and that is what is reverting to the top domain.

    As a side note for the recent-global-posts-feed.php I moved to the wp-content after install from within the filemanager on the server, not through FTP like on the usage page, yet I do not see why that would be an issue as it is working as a direct url link.

  • Michelle Shull
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Heh, I'm still actually trying to find the perfect solution. My feeds are doing something a little different than yours are, however.

    Turning off Minify tends to make a big difference with a lot of W3TC conflicts, and relying on the other tools they provide. Since servers are kind of like snowflakes, there are endless possible configurations, sometimes it's complicated and time-consuming to find the right solution for your particular needs.

    You might speak to support at your host and see if they have a recommended set of settings for W3TC that's ideal for your server configuration.

    Using FileManager is fine as an alternative to FTP. Make sure if you were supposed to move, and not just copy, the file, that the original is not still sitting in the old spot.

    Hope this is helpful!

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