How to map subdomain name with WordPress?

If you do not want to modify the name servers of the domain name, an alternative way is to map your subdomain for your WordPress website. In this way, you do not have to update MX records and go through the long process. Follow the instructions below on how to map your subdomain name with WordPress.

(Note: Domain name, subdomain name and DNS records in the images below are only examples. Replace the information with the correct one.)

Add CNAME Record

You are required to connect your subdomain name with a CNAME record from WordPress. This can be done through:

Scenario 1: If the subdomain name is non-existing, you can create a new DNS record either through Billing Client Area or Hosting cPanel

Scenario 2: If the subdomain name has been created already in the cPanel, you may edit the DNS record in the Hosting cPanel Zone Editor

Create CNAME Record in the Billing Client Area

Step 1. Log in to your Account Manager.

Step 2. Click ‘Domains’.

Step 3. Choose the domain that you wish to add the CNAME.

Step 4.  Locate External Editor DNS and click “Manage DNS”.

Step 5. You will be redirected to the DNS page of your domain name.

Step 6. To add DNS record, scroll down to the bottom. Click the drop-down arrow, select CNAME and click “Add” button.

Step 7: Enter the following data:

  • Valid zone name – subdomain.yourdomain.com (replace  subdomain.yourdomain.com with your actual subdomain name)
  • Record – Fully qualified domain name – WordPress site example blog.wordpress.com

Step 8. Click “Update”.

Step 9. Proceed in Adding the subdomain name in your WordPress account.

 

Create or Edit CNAME Record in the Hosting cPanel

Creating a CNAME record for the subdomain name is only applicable if this is a non-existing subdomain name. Otherwise, edit the existing DNS.

 

 

Create CNAME Record

Step 1. Log in to the cPanel.

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Step 2. Click on Zone Editor under Domains panel.

Step 3. If you have more than one domain name, look for the domain name from the list. Click on “Manage” with the wrench icon.

Step 4. Click “+  Add Record” or the drop down arrow next to it and select CNAME.

Step 5.  Enter the following data:

  • Valid zone name – yoursub.domain.com (replace this with your actual subdomain name)
  • Record – Fully qualified domain name – enter your WordPress site

 

Step 5. Click “Add Record”.
Step 6. Proceed in Adding the subdomain name in your WordPress account.

Edit CNAME Record

 

Map your subdomain name with WordPress

Step 1. Log in to your WordPress account.

Step 2.  Locate Domain and click “Add” button.

Step 3. Select “Already own a domain”.

Step 4. Enter your Vodien registered domain name and click “Add”.

Step 5. If you do not have a WordPress premium account yet, you will be asked to upgrade.

Step 6. After completing the purchase, go back to Domains, select the subdomain name and click Primary Domain.

Do not hesitate to contact our support team if you have further questions.

Map your subdomain name with WordPress

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