Websites: Wordpress: Taking Your Website Live

There are two steps to take your website live at your domain name. First, you'll need to Publish your Website. Next, we'll provide you with two Domain Name Records to give to your Domain Name provider. Once your provider has set these up, your site will be live!


Publish your Website

Navigate to the Manage Websites page, hover over the Tri-Dot icon on the far right, and click Site Settings




On the Edit Site Settings page, click on the Publish button. In the lightbox that appears, enter your domain name, then click Publish.






On the screen that appears next, you'll be provided with two Domain Name Records (outlined in red below). 

Note: Your specific Domain Name Records will be different than what is shown in the example below.




Setup your Domain Name Records

Copy or take a screenshot of the Domain Name Records we've provided you (above). You'll need to set these two separate records up with your Domain Name provider or have your provider do it for you. (Most providers give you access to manage your Domain Name Records via their website).


If you don't have access or are not comfortable with making Domain changes, here's an example email or ticket you could send to your provider:


"We would like to transition to a new website. We require two domain record changes. Please set up an "A Host Record" that points to this IP: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. [Copy the IP address we've given you - example above]. Second, please set up a CNAME record that points to XXXXXXX." [Copy the URL we've given you - example above].


Note: Once your provider changes your Domain Name Records, it can take as much as 48 hours for your new website to go live.

This doesn't mean your site will be down, it simply means people 'may' still see your former site as the changes propagate around the web.




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