We have third-parties who have developed a wordpress site for us. They delivered a website with some references in the source code that are causing problems for me on my internal active-directory integrated network. I don't know if this is something they can fix or not.
The specific problem is that some stylesheets references in the code refer to www.MYDOMAIN.com and other reference just MYDOMAIN.com (no www.) See link below. (contains my domain name so you can see the website)
Note that some are WWW.DOMAIN.COM and only five are not. I have to believe those can be changed?
In my internal network I have not been able to assign an ip address to the root domain (DOMAN.com.) So these stylesheets are broken and make our website appear broken to the internal users on my network (but fine outside of my network.) I setup a wildcard in my Server 2012 R2 DNS server but it still points the main domain to the IP address of a DC controller.
The third-party is saying that it may not be fixable and a wordpress issue. Since I do not know enough about the mechanics of wordpress, I wanted to see if someone knew if that is true or not. The third party also has complete control over the wordpress backend so I can't even get in to verify anything they have done. They have implied my request is asking to fundamentally change Wordpress code.
What do I need to do change those five DOMAIN.com references to http://www.DOMAIN.com and leave the rest along. Possible? If so, where do I tell my vendor to go to do it?
Also filing this under DNS issues in case someone has a brilliant way for me to workaround the problem in my DNS server.
I'll accept for an answer one of the following:
1. How to handhold my vendor through changing the link in wordpress from DOMAIN.COM to WWW.DOMAIN.COM.
2. How to get my Windows DNS servers to resolve the root domain to an IP address other than my DCs without screwing up my network.
3. Something else approximating a fix for the problem (Not rename my active directory domain)