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Installing the domain mapping plug-in

From: Creating and Managing a Blog Network with WordPress

Video: Installing the domain mapping plug-in

In this next movie I'm going to be showing you how to install and configure the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plug-in. By now we should already have our domain parked or added on and the name servers up-to-date. If you don't have those steps completed, go back and watch the previous movies in this chapter. If you're at those steps, let's go ahead and install the plug-in. The easiest way to do this, because of the extra steps required to make this plug-in run, is to do it manually through an FTP program or a code editing window like coda. So I'm going to switch over into my code editing application, and as you can see, I'm connected via FTP to my domain.

Installing the domain mapping plug-in

In this next movie I'm going to be showing you how to install and configure the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plug-in. By now we should already have our domain parked or added on and the name servers up-to-date. If you don't have those steps completed, go back and watch the previous movies in this chapter. If you're at those steps, let's go ahead and install the plug-in. The easiest way to do this, because of the extra steps required to make this plug-in run, is to do it manually through an FTP program or a code editing window like coda. So I'm going to switch over into my code editing application, and as you can see, I'm connected via FTP to my domain.

In order to install the plug-in, I need to open up the wp-content plug-ins folder. I'm going to navigate here to my finder and go out to my desktop, where I have the wordPress-mu- domain-mapping plug-in downloaded and unpacked. I'll open that up. Inside of this folder are all of the files needed to make the plug-in run. However, there is one file that needs to be left alone. Its called sunrise.php. I'm going to take that out and drop it on my desktop by itself, and I'll go back.

So now you can see on my desktop I have the wordpress-mu-domain-mapping plug-in by itself and sunrise. I'll take this folder and drop it in to upload it. Now I'm going to go back over into my Dashboard, look at my installed plug-ins. Inside of the installed plug-ins I should see WordPress MU Domain Mapping. I'll click Network Activate. Then I'm going to come back to my code editing window. From my plug-ins folder I'll go back one directory into the wp-content folder.

Inside of wp-content that's where I have to put sunrise.php, so I'll find it on my desktop, drag it and drop it over. It should upload automatically. Once I have the sunrise.php document placed into my wp-content folder, I need to go back one directory and find my wp-config.php file. Inside of the wp-config.php file, I need to scroll down to where I defined the multisite installation. On my wp-config file, if I turn on line numbers that should be somewhere around line 85. I'll click right underneath define WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE and create a new line. I'm going type out define open parenthesis, open quote, sunrise, close single quote comma, single quote, on, single quote. Then go outside the parentheses and type a semicolon.

Basically ensuring that that function is ready to go. Then I'll go ahead and click Save, and that re- uploads that to my server. Now let's go back into my dashboard. Once I'm back into the dashboard, I can go into Settings, and I'll go down to Domain Mapping. You'll notice it tells me the domain mapping database table has been created. That means everything is working good. Now I have the domain mapping plug-in successfully installed and configured. I'm ready now to start mapping a domain to a specific site inside of my WordPress Multisite installation.

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Creating and Managing a Blog Network with WordPress

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Justin Seeley
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  1. 47s
    1. Welcome
      47s
  2. 16m 30s
    1. Introducing multisite
      2m 40s
    2. Common use cases for multisite
      6m 24s
    3. Understanding multisite server requirements
      1m 40s
    4. Optimizing your hosting environment
      3m 52s
    5. Using subdomains vs. subdirectories
      1m 54s
  3. 22m 34s
    1. Enabling the Network feature
      2m 26s
    2. Installing your network
      7m 13s
    3. Troubleshooting network configurations
      4m 4s
    4. Disabling your network installation
      2m 44s
    5. Changing your install type
      3m 23s
    6. Removing the blog permalink
      2m 44s
  4. 46m 27s
    1. Getting to know the network admin interface
      2m 40s
    2. Configuring the network
      6m 2s
    3. Creating your first site
      5m 25s
    4. Managing your user database
      8m 14s
    5. Installing and enabling themes
      7m 16s
    6. Enabling themes on a per-site basis
      3m 56s
    7. Defining a site-wide default theme
      3m 12s
    8. Installing and activating plug-ins
      6m 16s
    9. Updating your network installation
      3m 26s
  5. 29m 15s
    1. Setting up user permissions
      3m 31s
    2. Defining the registration process
      3m 8s
    3. Controlling access to sites
      2m 43s
    4. Importing users from another blog
      3m 52s
    5. Understanding user roles
      3m 39s
    6. Changing user roles on signup
      2m 58s
    7. Exploring blog privacy settings
      6m 1s
    8. Enabling features for site administrators
      3m 23s
  6. 38m 22s
    1. Displaying posts from network sites on the home page
      7m 45s
    2. Displaying a list of your networked sites
      4m 9s
    3. Broadcasting news across all sites
      8m 22s
    4. Gathering and using comments network-wide
      5m 13s
    5. Creating and using global tags and categories
      4m 33s
    6. Exploring network plug-ins
      8m 20s
  7. 17m 18s
    1. Introducing domain mapping
      1m 58s
    2. Using parked or add-on domains
      3m 24s
    3. Altering DNS records
      2m 15s
    4. Installing the domain mapping plug-in
      3m 18s
    5. Mapping a domain to a specific site
      2m 58s
    6. Hiding the original domain name
      3m 25s
  8. 33m 28s
    1. Understanding the importance of backing up your web site
      2m 4s
    2. Exploring backup plug-ins
      2m 23s
    3. Installing and configuring BackupBuddy
      8m 29s
    4. Migrating a standalone site into your network
      3m 24s
    5. Migrating an entire network
      7m 41s
    6. Scheduling backups with BackupBuddy
      3m 43s
    7. Remotely storing your backups
      5m 44s
  9. 28s
    1. Final thoughts
      28s

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