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aecnu commented on easiest way to add a second domain with email to a main multisite domainJul 01, 2016
Greetings All :-) I am going to address this ticket with common sense and the fact that this client said he has a dedicated server - https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/easiest-way-to-add-a-second-domain-with-email-to-a-main-multisite-domain#post-1103379 Now tell me how is the host or cPanel responsible to support plugins even if it is not a dedicated server? Um - NOT! But of course we still try to help our hosting clients if we can. Next and primarily the client here is trying to domain map a TLD domain to another TLD domain - he is clearly using the wrong plugin ( multi domains plugin ) which adds an alternate domain to the MultiSite to create sub sites using said domain - but has nothing to do with mapping a TLD to another TLD within the same MultiSite in which he is clearly trying to do as mentioned in his original post. "We want to add a second domain to http://aresnyc.org . In other words if someone types in http://nycdistrictares.org it will load up http://aresnyc.org for SEO and non Dup purposes redirect to http://aresnyc.org and still have email with http://nycdistrictares.org Cpanel Account by the way" The answer to this is within his original post and troubleshooting as indicated in his original post the site was working just as it should - and the answer is he should be using domain mapping. If domain mapping cannot map one TLD to another TLD he should then be domain mapping the "new" domain to the same sub site that he mapped the original domain. If that does not work he should then map the "new" domain to an arbitrary sub site of the multisite, make a arbitrary post and then use a redirect ( perhaps https://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/ ) to the original site/domain. The clues were in his original post with the main clue being "This is what the url looks like http://aresnyc.org/wp-signup.php?new=nycdistrictares.org" That line alone shows that the domain is correctly making it to the target multisite with or without a dedicated IP and a clear indication that the "new" domain needs to be mapped ~or~ redirected using one possible method that I described and there are several other ways to effect the redirect. In summary: The client should remove the multi domain plugin as its function is not related to the task he wants to perform. He should then either domain map the "new" TLD to the original TLD and if that is not possible create an arbitrary sub site ... map the "new" TLD to the sub site, make an arbitrary post (static as front page ) and then use a plugin like https://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/ to redirect said post to the original TLD. Have a GREAT upcoming weekend everyone! Joe :-)
aecnu commented on WPMU Hosting and Joe's teamFeb 27, 2016
Greetings Everyone :-) I thought I would chime in with some of the facts dispelling some of the myths that Johnny had already begun to bring to light ...