Let’s say I have an site1.example.wordpress.com site, but instead I want me users to see (in their browsers) different link, e.g. example.com. I.e. when someone types example.com it would serve site1.example.wordpress.com but in browser it would display example.com.
I’m aware of this and this solutions. However, I do not want to install the plugin, and the solution that suggests changing TLD in wordpress seems iffy (it’s a good solution, that I keep seeing everywhere on the net). However, can a CNAME be used?
And if I add example.com as a CNAME, can I add it just as a ServerAlias (apache 2.4) in my existing vhost for multisite? Or should I make separate virtual host that would reverse proxy to site1.example.wordpress.com?
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