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  • WordPress domain mapping with a CNAME record — help!

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  • Deborah

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    August 1, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Hi everyone, This is a bit convoluted so apologies in advance, but any help would be greatly appreciated: I have a client who manages their own DNS. They have an A Record pointing to a DNS server which they use for a number of services other than hosting websites. I have built a new WordPress site which is now ready to go live. Normally I would ask them to update the A record for the root domain so that it points to my hosting. However, this would disrupt their other services and their SSL certificate, so it’s not an option. They currently have two websites which they map using CNAME records: Website 1 is mapped to — http://www.theirdomain.com — but it’s actually hosted at separate.domain1.com Website 2 is mapped to — subdomain.theirdomain.com — but it’s actually hosted at separate.domain2.com (The root domain goes to a blank page) I assume I need to: Purchase a new domain e.g. mydomain.com Set it up as if the new site was running from mydomain.com Ask them to change the CNAME for Website 1 from separate.domain1.com to mydomain.com However, I’m unsure what I then need to do within WordPress or .htaccess (or whatever) to ensure that the site behaves as if it was simply http://www.theirdomain.com Do I need to change the WordPress Address and/or Site Address? Do I need to configure the .htaccess in some way? I know it’s possible, because Website 2 is built with WordPress, but I’ve only ever moved sites by updating A records, so this is a new one to me and Google isn’t proving very helpful. Thanks for any advice you can give me. – by hq overview Irish_Tom – –

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