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Map Domain

InstaWP allows you to add your own custom domain to make it easier for people to find and remember your site with a web address. You can also utilize domain name mapping to create separate domains for different departments, product categories, or services while still managing them all within the same WordPress installation.

In this documentation, we will explore the steps to map a domain.

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Note: This feature is available in paid plans only. View Pricing here. If you are not logged in, use this link to view pricing.

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



Step 2: Click on the Staging button from the top navigation bar.



Step 3: Click on the Three dots and select the Map Domain option from the dropdown list corresponding to the site for mapping a domain.



A new window will appear, where you will find the Map Domain dialog, allowing you to add your own custom domain to the website.



Step 4: Click on the Copy button next to the hostname of your site.



Step 5: Navigate to the domain register panel (such as Namecheap or Cloudflare) and create a CNAME record to map a subdomain of your site.



Note: You need to enter your site subdomain name and paste the copied hostname in the “Host” & “Value” fields respectively. For example, “www or @” as a subdomain for the host field & “your-site-name-instawpsites.com” that you copied as a domain name for the value field. For more information, visit here.

Step 6: After entering a relevant domain name, click on the Map Domain button from the bottom right corner of the interface.



Then, you will see a success message on your screen.



To withdraw your custom domain name from the site, you can follow the below steps:

Step 1: Click on the Remove domain button.



A new modal window for confirmation will appear, asking you “Are you sure you want to remove this domain from the site”.



Step 2: Click on the REMOVE DOMAIN button.



Then, you will see a success message on your screen.






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Updated on: 23/02/2024

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