Trying to decide between Domain Mapping System vs WP Landing Kit for the best domain mapping plugin for your WordPress site? Both WordPress plugins make it easy to map multiple domains to WordPress to help you create custom landing pages, microsites, and more. However, each has its advantages and disadvantages, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the right domain mapping solution for your site. By the end of this Domain Mapping System vs WP Landing Kit review, you’ll have a better idea of which plugin is going to be the best fit. In this review, we’ll take a look at the key features of each plugin, the recommended use cases, and pricing, and I’ll recommend the scenario where each plugin is the best fit. Domain Mapping System vs WP Landing Kit: Key Plugin Features Let’s start this Domain Mapping System vs WP Landing Kit comparison by taking a look at some of the main features of the plugins. Overall, these plugins share a lot in terms of core functionality. For example, they both let you map unlimited domains, create microsites, map subdomains, support WooCommerce products, and even pass on query strings for site tracking. They both can be used in a variety of situations: Creating custom landing pages with unique domain names Targeting different regions with ccTLDs Improving WooCommerce conversions with custom product pages Creating a blog with separate categories on unique domains Allowing users to bring custom domains for your SaaS/WaaS site With that said, let’s look at what makes each of these plugins stand out. Domain Mapping System Like we covered above Domain Mapping System lets you quickly map multiple domains to individual WordPress posts and pages. Or, group them together and create unique microsites under the umbrella of a single WordPress install. All of your domain mapping setup and configuration is done from a single easy-to-use dashboard. Here are a few of the unique features: Automatically map categories, archives, and custom taxonomies to save time when building out larger microsites Add custom favicons to your mapped domains to enhance their branding Automatically rewrite URLs on mapped pages, so users experience mapped domains as a single unique website Essentially, with the Domain Mapping System plugin, you get a lot of flexibility and automation. You can do everything from simple landing pages to multi-page microsites, to creating restricted access membership sites and more. You also have a lot of granular control over the individual domain mapping settings. For more details, you can check out our in-depth Domain Mapping System review. The only real drawback is to customize your microsites or landing pages, you’ll need to use a WordPress page builder or a third-party plugin to install multiple WordPress themes on a single install. Although support for multiple WordPress themes is in development. WP Landing Kit WP Landing Kit has a lot of overlapping features and similar functionality. In essence, it lets you easily map multiple domains to a single WordPress site. It supports landing pages, microsites, WooCommerce product pages, and more. The dashboard for adding and mapping domains to specific pages is intuitive and offers a nearly identical layout. Here are a few of the unique features: Includes custom templates you can use to create unique landing pages Control over HTTP or HTTPS protocols Easily map multiple domains to a single landing page Currently, WP Landing Kit also has support for WordPress translation plugins, so you can easily create and manage sites in multiple languages. However, the Domain Mapping System does currently have this feature in development. Developers can also take advantage of the PHP API, which lets you programmatically work with domain names. Domain Mapping System doesn’t currently have API access for developers. Domain Mapping System vs WP Landing Kit Pricing When it comes to pricing Domain Mapping System is going to be the cheaper option, with a few caveats, as you’ll soon see. First, I’ll break down what you can do with the free version of Domain Mapping System, then compare the pricing on the premium versions of the plugin. Domain Mapping System vs WP Landing Kit Free Version If you’re looking for a way to map domains on a budget, then Domain Mapping System is going to be your only option. The free version of Domain Mapping System gives you access to a lot of the core plugin features like: Mapping unlimited domains to a single site Mapping domains to any custom post type Mapping subdomains Integrating domain mapping with your WordPress multisite installation This can be a good way to test out the domain mapping features to see if it’s a good fit for your site. Domain Mapping System vs WP Landing Kit Premium Versions In terms of pricing for the premium versions, both plugins are pretty close. Here’s the pricing for Domain Mapping System: Keep in mind, that the above pricing is for yearly plans (with the Black Friday discount). You also have the option to pay monthly. Here’s a more detailed pricing breakdown: # Of Sites Monthly Yearly 1 $8.99/mo $79/yr 3 $15.99/mo $149/yr 25 $49.99/mo $459/yr Compare this to the WP Landing Kit Pricing: As you can see, the yearly plan is a bit more expensive at $179, but if you need to use the plugin for more than 3 sites, then it’s going to be the cheaper option. There’s also the option for a lifetime plan, which will eventually be the cheapest option if you plan on using the plugin for a large number of sites for many years. Should You Use Domain Mapping System or WP Landing Kit? When it comes to choosing the best domain mapping plugin, there isn’t the best plugin, but instead the best plugin for your specific needs. Overall, these plugins have a lot of overlap, so it’ll either be the price point or a specific feature that’ll sway you one way or the other. In general, WP Landing Kit is going to be a bit expensive if you’re just looking to run a small microsite or create a new landing page for a product you’re launching. It’s better suited for more long-term projects. The free version of Domain Mapping System makes it more accessible. You can easily map unlimited domains to a single site for free. Ultimately, if you’re going to be investing in a premium plugin, then you’ll be choosing based on a feature that one plugin offers over the other. For example, Domain Mapping System offers support for custom favicons and can automatically map certain categories of posts. WP Landing Kit includes custom templates that can be customized to help you create truly unique landing pages and microsites. Hopefully, you have a better understanding of these two plugins and are better equipped to choose the right domain mapping plugin for your site.
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