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How to link my domain name with my wordpress blog?

  • JoePhilpott
    Member

    @joephilpott

    Hi
    I’m kind of new to wordpress and need some help.

    I’ve installed wordpress on my hosting package (uk-cheapest) and have bought a domain (www.katiesfabfaces.co.uk).

    I have a wordpress website katiesfabfaces.co.uk/wordpress (this was set up at http://www.wordpress.org) but I want to know how to link it together with http://www.katiesfabfaces.co.uk so that when people want to come to my website, they type the domain name without the “wordpress” bit on the end.

    Does anybody have any ides please?

    Thanks!

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  • Hi,

    You can simply install WordPress in the root directory of the website. Once installed, connect the new WordPress installation with the old installation WordPress database (the /wordpress one) and simply login to change the website URL from the WordPress Admin Console > General section.

    Refer to the document Moving WordPress.

    JoePhilpott
    Member

    @joephilpott

    Hi John,

    Thanks very much, it’s worked!

    One last question if you can help, the link is katiesfabfaces.co.uk. How do you get it to be http://www.katiesfabfaces please?

    You can do that from your DNS. When you ordered the domain and your hosting, you configured your domain to point to a particular IP, correct?

    In that case you have to add a new A Record (Host) and the record should be:

    www – ip of where website is hosted.

    JoePhilpott
    Member

    @joephilpott

    I don’t know to be honest. What you just said makes no sense to me. Sorry, could you either go into a bit more detail or send me a link for a tutorial please?

    Thanks!!

    antonmorvolhert
    Member

    @antonmorvolhert

    If I understood you correctly and you want to remove the “.co.uk” part, then I’m afraid it is not possible. Sorry.

    JoePhilpott
    Member

    @joephilpott

    No I don’t want to remove the “.co.uk” part but instead I want to add the “www.” part at the beginning of my url.

    At the moment, it works as “katiesfabfaces.co.uk” but I want it to work as “www.katiesfabfaces.co.uk”

    Does that make sense?

    antonmorvolhert
    Member

    @antonmorvolhert

    Oh, now I get it. Technically speaking “www” is just a subdomain. If you have access to your apache settings you could edit your default.conf file in the /sites-enabled/ folder and add “ServerAlias http://www.katiesfabfaces.co.uk“.
    If you don’t, you might be able to do something from your hosting control panel.

    Correct. www is a sub domain technically speaking. In this case the DNS records are already in place as per the below;

    > katiesfabfaces.co.uk
    Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com
    Address: 8.8.8.8

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: katiesfabfaces.co.uk
    Address: 109.203.121.198

    > http://www.katiesfabfaces.co.uk
    Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com
    Address: 8.8.8.8

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: katiesfabfaces.co.uk
    Address: 109.203.121.198
    Aliases: http://www.katiesfabfaces.co.uk

    So what you need to do now is from your hosting provider configuration, configure the website to accept also http://www.katiesfabfaces.co.uk. Right now http://www.katiesfabfaces.co.uk is configured to redirect to katiesfabfaces.co.uk, i.e. not keep the www. Is this the correct way you want it?

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