Mapping An External Domain to a WordPress Multisite Subsite

In this guide we’ll cover how to map an external domain to a WordPress Multisite subsite. This means a site created as, can be mapped to show as This also works for subdirectory sites, so can also appear at

The first step is to add the domain as a Domain Alias in cPanel. This allows the domain to map to public_html, the directory where the WordPress site is installed.

Next you need to change the site URL within the Network Admin > Sites > Edit section.

Click Edit under the site you want to change…

Finally you’ll put in the new domain under Site ​Address (URL) and click Save Changes