multi domain/mapping

Hi, I was able to successfully setup the multisite mode for the first time. I would like to allow users to create their own sites, as well as map domains. I tried to install the multi-domains plugin, but keeps saying it failed. I was able to install the domain mapping plugin and I think I made the right changes to the sunrise file, but have some questions. (based on this link https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-build-a-wordpress-multisite-network-with-multiple-domains/)

1. How do you create the user interface that would allow a visitor to view option to create a site?

2. Any advice on getting the multi-domain plugin to install?

3. How can domain mapping be automated (or synced with an api?) so users have the option of searching for a domain, buying it, and having the dns mapped right to their site (vs them having to go in to registrar to manually change dns settings.) Similar to wordpress.com

Thanks!

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey there.

    I tried to install the multi-domains plugin, but keeps saying it failed.

    Can you please show me a screenshot of what you mean? Where does it say failed? Any other errors?

    and I think I made the right changes to the sunrise file,

    What changes did you make?

    You shouldn't need to edit that file at all, just drag it over to the wp-contents folder.

    1. That's created by WordPress, it's domain.com/wp-signup.php

    If you use a plugin like BuddyPress then it alters that to create a custom slug.

    http://buddypress.org

    You can also create custom signup forms with plugins like Gravity or Formidable Pro:

    Gravity Forms:

    http://gravityforms.com

    Formidable Pro

    http://formidablepro.com

    2. I have some questions above so I can understand what's happening. After you've manually uploaded it all you should just need to activate.

    3. They have a custom solution for that. You'd have to hire a developer if you're wanting something real custom for this.

    We do have an plugin which integrates WHMCS with WordPress to create and provision sites. People can purchase domains in WHMCS as well.

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/whmcs-multisite-provisioning/

    You will need a WHMCS install as well for this method.

    Take care.

  • bla7792
    • Flash Drive

    Hi, just the normal "plugin failed' message when trying to install a new plugin.

    Regarding sunrise, to clarify, yes I just moved it. Regarding new users creating a new site on the network, the signup.php page is to create a new user. How/where do I allow them to create their site? I'll reply to your other points after a bit as I read/work through them.

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