If you want your website to be at a custom domain name (for example, www.myleague.com instead of myleague.teamsnapsites.com), you will need to make changes to your domain’s DNS (Domain Name System) information and then tell WordPress to expect traffic for that domain.
- If you don’t already have a domain, you can purchase one from a domain registrar (namecheap.com, godaddy.com, etc).
- Once you have your custom domain name, you will need to modify your DNS settings. The registrar you purchased your domain through will usually host your DNS information and you can make the necessary changes through their site.
You will need to setup a CNAME Record for your WWW subdomain name that points to your Website Builder address:
WWW CNAME » site-name.teamsnapsites.com
(Replace site-name with the teamsnapsites.com address for your Site Builder site.)
If you want your root domain to redirect to your WWW subdomain setup above, you can create an A Record that points to 18.104.22.168:
example.com A » 22.214.171.124
(Replace example.com with your custom domain name.)
Now you need to map your domain in your WordPress site so that it knows to answer requests for your domain.
- From your Admin Dashboard, hover over Tools in the left sidebar menu and then clickDomain Mapping.
- Enter your your WWW domain (www.example.com) in the field and click Map Domain. Make sure that you only have your domain with the WWW prefix mapped.
That’s it! It can sometimes take as long as 48 hours for the DNS changes that you made in the first section to take effect. Once they do, you will be able to visit your domain in a browser and end up at your WordPress site.
While waiting for your DNS changes to propagate, you may see a Health Status of Invalid on the Domain Mapping page. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you continue to see this after the 48 hours has passed.