Hello my friends,
I installed a new WordPress multisite.
It is on it's own hosting account as the root site and domain.
It has a dedicated IP address.
I installed and activated Domain Mapping plugin and Multi-Domains for Multisite.
I added the dedicated IP address to the Server IP Address field in Network Settings > Domain Mapping.
I was able to add five domains via Network Settings > Multi-Domains.
All five of the domains, and the main network installation domain use the dedicated IP address at the registrar.
I went to Network Add New Site and the Site Address drop down is there with all five of the domains I added.
So I entered the domainname (without the .com) for one of the five, and I filled out the Site Address, Site Title and Admin Email fields (using my network Admin email).
When I clicked Add Site the page refreshed to the site's home page!
I went back to the Network Sites page (using the admin menus) and there was no site.
So I refreshed that page and then went to the Network Add New Site again. Maybe I clicked an ether button instead of the only button on the page [Add Site]... who knows.
Wash, rinse, repeat and I'm at the home page again.
Go back to Network Sites and... no sites.
So I killed every plugin except for the WPMUDEV Dashboard and the two plugins in question here.
I refreshed the Active Plugins page and verified that in fact only these three were active.
Repeat the above cycle again and I'm back at the home page--no sites can be added!
So I de-activated all plugins (ALL).
And I was able to add my sites!
Then I re-activated the three plugins and went into Network Settings > Multi-Domains and all five of the domains were there.
Next I went to Network Sites and verified each site one by one to make sure the domain names each mapped to the subdirectory under the main network domain. They do.
When I go to any of the five domains they all lead to the main network domain!
Here are the settings related to this for all five of the subsites and their domains.
Network Sites > Edit Site > Info
Update siteurl and home as well is checked
Registered and last updated have dates
Attributes: Public is checked.
Network Sites > Edit Site > Settings
...and at the top of each Network Sites > Edit Site page the correct full URL is shown as a giant link:
If I follow that link then the correct subsite is shown.
But the URL is the ugly full network URL.
Where/how can I tell them two things:
1. When I neter a subsite domain please go to the subdirectory for your subsite please, and
2. When you finally agree to do this please do not show the root/main/network domain in the URL. Please only show YOUR domain name.
So, thank you in advance for the help.
I was able to resolve the failure of adding sites. But now I need help with these last two questions.
N.B. Never do this the night before you have an appointment to show a client how cool the website network is that you promised them.