Individual Page address

when I am creating a new page within a site (, the URL of the page is

Is there any way I can create a page from within the network domain that will have the URL of the sub-site admin defined in the Domain Mapping plugin.

I think there is something that was overlooked when this plugin was designed. the site should behave completely like a subsite wether accessed from the network ( or from the site's URL (

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey taropaa. Hope you are well!

    Yup full instructions are here:

    Domain Entered By The User – If a user has mapped a domain, then with this option enable you and your user is able to access the admin area with both and

    Mapped Domain – With this one chosen you and your users will access their admin area whichever domain is mapped. Don't worry if you use then it will simply forward to

    Original Domain – As it says, the original domain. So that would be

    So if you want the sub site to use their own domain then you would select the "Mapped Domain" option.

    Of if you want both options to work to ensure the admin still works whilst a domain DNS is resolving then you can select the "Domain Entered By The User" option, that way both work.

    Hope this helps.

    Take care.

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings taropaa,

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev member!

    In the network dashboard go to Settings --> Domain Mapping --> Administration mapping

    The settings below allow you to control how the domain mapping plugin operates with the administration area.

    The domain used for the administration area should be as shown in the graphic below.

    Cheers, Joe :slight_smile:

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  • taropaa
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    The issue with doing this is that the visual editor stops working for some reason and you can't really update the page.

    If I try to use the original domain, I get a false positive from cloudflare, our DNS provider, which won't let anyone edit their site.

  • taropaa
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    I do have the define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false ); set. I will try to enable subdomains and let you know how it goes. It appears that once pages are saved and it shows that the URL is when accessing the wp-admin from the custom domain the url displayed is so I think I will keep the original domain for now.
    I was wondering if there is a way to just fix this cosmetically so that users don't get scared that they will be directing traffic to the network domain instead of their own.
    I will continune to investigate the issue with the text editor so see what it takes to get it working on the custom domain admin.

    If you have any ideas, please let me know

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Domain Mapping should let the site function as if it were standalone install. i.e. if you select the mapped domain, then the admin should function like it was a normal site.

    I have a reasonable sized production install which works just fine with domain mapping and a sandbox install which also functions right.

    On your install what happens with the editor? Are buttons just not clickable? Something else?

    Whats a false positive from Cloudflare?

    Because its not I would suspect some kind of conflict with a plugin or theme. what happens with all other plugins disabled and using the default Twenty Eleven theme?

    If you can't test on your live site, then please use a sandbox/test install.

    Let me know.

  • taropaa
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Cloudflare is a CDN which also acts as a security system for sites. It is invaluable for sites aiming to get higher traffic rates without punishing the server too much. What they do is look for suspicious behaviour on sites and if such behaviour is detected, that user gets kicked off the site and presented with a captcha page.
    What used to happen (with wordpress multisite subdomain mapping off) was that I was accessing the site using the custom domain, but (i'm guessing) the site was expecting the same domain as an origin for all scripts since they were being served from, and here I was accessing the site from and basically receiving scripts from another domain; also when executing the update or publish command, wordpress(and cloudflare) were expecting the request to be made from, since the official site was on the same domain as the network ( and just mapped to It's a bit twisted, but this is what I think was happening (roughly :smiley:)

    What I think this is saying is that the mapping is causing some sort of glitches for subfolder installs.
    After switching the site over to subdomain installation, the sites seem to be working ok.

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    I'm partially familiar with cloudflare but was not aware of the extra security stuff.

    What I think this is saying is that the mapping is causing some sort of glitches for subfolder installs.
    After switching the site over to subdomain installation, the sites seem to be working ok.

    So you are now running as a sub domain install and its working?


  • taropaa
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Yup, sites are ok now. I had some issues, as you would expect when performing such a switch, but nothing that could not be fixed.

    The plugin seems to be working fine for subdomain installs only. If you have a subfolder version of the WP Multisite, then you run into trouble.

    Its up to you guys to decide wether you want to support subdirectories or not, but for now I would put a note in the plugin page so you don't get any angry users :smiley:.

    Thanks for the support!

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