I have multisite and domain mapping setup on my WordPress.
I’m hosting one of my friends websites on it and want to have the experience as close to a separate install as possible.
I have the main site going to http://website1.com/ and when I want to administer that site, I just visit http://website1.com/wp-admin/
However, I have a sub-site, domain mapped to http://website2.com/ and I want to administer it within the domain realm http://website2.com/wp-admin/
For the most part, http://website2.com/wp-admin/ works when entered into the browser, but immediately redirects to http://website1.com/website2/wp-admin/ and any subsequent pages fall under that structure.
How do I get the subsequent structure of admin pages to appear to come from http://anotherwebsite.com/wp-admin/ and not http://somewebsite.com/anotherwebsite/wp-admin/ ?
Well, after a lot of searching on google with different query terms, I finally found out that there is a setting in the domain mapping that already does this.
The following link explains it a bit better:
- Go to Network Admin > Dashboard > Settings > Domain Mapping
- Under Domain Options, uncheck #1 (Remote Login)
- Under Domain Options, uncheck #4 (Redirect administration pages…)
That should do it.
Additionally, I enabled option #2 and #3 and unchecked #5.
This makes sure that:
- search engines recognize the redirect as permanent 301 (not temporary 302)
- the users have access to the domain mapping settings in wordpress
- if you have various domain names mapped to one of the sites on your network (they act like separate aliases or sites), unchecking #5 will make sure that they act like one site by redirecting them to the primary domain name mapped for that site on your network.