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How do I add a custom domain?
How do I add a custom domain?

Add your domain to Wordify in less than 30 seconds.

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Written by Nick
Updated over a week ago

Adding a domain to your website allows you to host it on your own URL.

Please note that before you can add a custom domain, your website must be a LiveSite (paid plan) on Wordify.

If you are planning to upgrade your DevSite (free) to LiveSite, read this guide.

In short, here's everything that you need to do:

To add a custom domain in Wordify, follow these steps:

1. Select the website you would like to add a domain to.

On the sites list, select a LiveSite you would like to add a domain to and click on the Edit button (pencil icon).

2. Add the domain.

Then, click Domains from the left-hand menu and click the CREATE DOMAIN button.

Write the address of your domain name without the www prefix and click the CONFIRM button.

3. Make the domain primary.

After adding the new domain, it will be set as an alias of the default domain.

To change that, click the Edit button (pencil icon) of the new domain.

Click on the Make Primary toggle bar to turn it into Y (Yes).

Setting a domain to primary will update all the URLs in your site with a search and replace, as well as the WP Admin link.

Once you have set your domain to primary, you will only be able to access the site when the DNS has updated.

4. Update the DNS.

Lastly, you would want to update the DNS to point the domain to your website on Wordify.

All you have to do is to point the A record for the domain and the www from your registrar's DNS service to the site IP.

Although there are different domain registrars, the process is more or less the same.

Here are the instructions from different popular domain registrars on how to update the DNS (domain name system):

After that, all that is left is to wait for the DNS to update and your website migration is complete.

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