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Add Whitelabel / Suffix Domain

InstaWP allows you to enable the whitelabel feature to add a Suffix Domain to your WordPress site to specify the sort of website represented by the domain name. For example, every commercial enterprise or corporation with a website will have a domain suffix of “.com”, indicating that it is a commercial entity.

Adding a separate suffix domain to your web address gives you more options when choosing a URL (<https://www.companyname.com>) for your website. Some prominent domain suffixes include ".edu," ".net," ".gov," and ".org," among others.

In this documentation, we will explore the steps to add a suffix domain to your site.

Let’s get started 🚀

Note: This feature is only available as an add-on not included in the pricing subscription plan. For more, refer to this doc

Step 1: Sign In to your InstaWP account and you will navigate to its dashboard.



Step 2: Click on the profile icon from the top-right corner of the dashboard.



Step 3: Click on the Team setting icon from the dropdown menu.



You will navigate to your Team Setting page.



Locate the White Label section for adding a custom suffix domain to your website.



Step 4: Toggle ON the button to enable White Label for adding the suffix domain name.



Step 5: Now, you can add a Suffix Domain which suits your website the best. For example, “sites.expresstech.io” or “sites.expresstechsoftware.com”.



Note: You can enter “subdomain.yourdomain.com” or “yourdomain.com” of your website, it is upto you. For example, Google uses a subdomain for Gmail ”mail.google.com”. Just make sure you have permission to create NS records for the subdomain or the main domain. If you use the main domain, you won't be able to use it for any other purpose.

Step 6: After entering the Suffix Domain, click on the ADD button.



You will now see 4 NS records to be created.



Step 7: Navigate to the domain register panel (such as Namecheap or Cloudflare), and create these NS records.



Step 8: Then, Come back to the InstaWP team settings page and hit Verify Record button.



Note: If you don't see the "Verified" badge, wait for 2-3 mins and hit on "Verify" again.



Existing Sites & Templates



Once the suffix domain is added, InstaWP allows you to integrate it into your existing staging site and templates. To do that, you can follow the below steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the staging page.



Step 2: Click on the Three dots and select the Suffix Domain option from the dropdown list corresponding to the site for which you want to change domain.



A new modal window will appear, asking you to switch to the new Suffix Domain you activated before.



Step 3: After selecting the domain from the dropdown list, click on the Change button.



This will change the suffix domain of your staging site.



Also, you can save your site as a Template with the same suffix domain you added.


💡 Did you know - If you have purchased the Whitelabel addon, you can use the domain for creating InstaWP Live Hosted Site. Learn about InstaWP Live.

Updated on: 08/04/2024

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