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Dummies guide to removing www. from domain (8 posts)

  1. eyeonthetigers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hiya,

    Is there a dummies guide to removing the www. from the domain? I can't seem to get it to work for either a new install, or on my existing http://www.eyeonthetigers.co.uk (http://eyeonthetigers.co.uk)

    Any help appreciated - Google isn't a lot of help when you search for "no www" :o)

  2. uncladchef
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    In your wordpress admin, go to Options>General and remove the "www" from your wordpress address and blog address. I would imagine that is what you are thinking.

  3. Samgreen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    even if you remove the 'www' within wordpress, its still part of the domain name.

    Anyone going to your site can use ,nameofdomain.com or they can use www,nameofdomain.com

    both work.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    both work.

    Not if you're running WordPress 2.3. Try removing it from the Blog Address. Then go to the www version of your blog. You'll get redirected to the non-www version.

    Canonical Permalink Redirection: It's new to 2.3.

  5. Samgreen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I was more refering to a browser.

    Either url leads to the site.

  6. eyeonthetigers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Doesn't work guys! Thanks for trying though.

    http://eyeonthetigers.co.uk just goes to a random page on my server - I assume there's something I need to do in my server backend, no? I did change the details in WP, but have changed them back again now...

  7. Scifiguy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I believe this is a DNS issue on your site's server. You have to create a record that points http://<sitename>.com to http://www.<sitename>.com. I have a similar problem on my server, but haven't figured out how to reconfigure it.

  8. aparachitt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Read The post from below link to have a proper Guide to add www to yours wordpress Url
    Link - http://scrapur.com/index/wordpress/add-remove-or-redirect-www-to-wordpress-domain-url/

    This is working to me .

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