I'm running a Wordpress multisite install where the blogs are created in subdirectories - e.g. www.mydomain.com/blog1, www.mydomain.com/blog2
I need to clarify what I think is and isn't possible with domain mapping so that clients can use their own domain (and therefore improve their SEO) for the blog.
What I want in an ideal world is for www.clientdomain.com/blog to serve the respective Wordpress blog (e.g. www.mydomain.com/blog6) BUT as far as the user is concerned, they are looking at www.clientdomain.com/blog.
I know this is possible with subdomain mapping (e.g. I can serve www.mydomain.com/blog6 as blog.clientdomain.com) but is there any solution for making a subdirectory of one domain serve a website on another domain?
I don't think this is possible without using 301 redirects in .htaccess but just need someone to confirm this for me.
In summary, I believe my options are:
User types www.clientdomain.com/blog and browser loads www.mydomain.com/blog6 (address bar also shows www.mydomain.com/blog6) using .htaccess redirect 301.
User types blog.clientdomain.com and browser loads www.mydomain.com/blog6 (address bar remains blog.clientdomain.com) using domain mapping DNS.
For more information, hosting for wordpress multisite and client website is completely different and client website will have a "normal" site plus email in addition to their blog.
Thanks for your help.