How to Map Your Domain with WordPress

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) used for creating websites. WordPress free users are able to publish their website to a free .wordpress.com subdomain name where the following website address is created username.wordpress.com.

If you’ve registered a domain with Vodien, you can easily connect it to your WordPress website by doing two things:

Step 1: Map your Vodien domain
Step 2: Change your domain name servers
Step 3: Change your MX Record (if you have Vodien email hosting)

The third step is only if you have your emails hosted with Vodien, too. Let’s start with step 1.

Step 1: Map Your Vodien Domain

Add your domain name on WordPress and map it with the steps below:

  1. Log in to your WordPress account.
  2. Click My Sites, then click Manage and select Domains.

  3. Click the Add Domain button on the right.
  4. On the Already own a domain? section, click Use a domain I own.
  5. Click Map Your Domain.
  6. Enter your registered Vodien domain name in the field provided, and click Add.

If you don’t have a WordPress Premium account, you will be asked to upgrade. Otherwise, proceed with step 2 below.

Step 2: Change Your Domain Name Servers

Your domain’s name servers need to point to WordPress so the system knows where your website is hosted. Without this step, your website will remain inaccessible even after mapping it. Below are the name server records for WordPress:

  • ns1.wordpress.com
  • ns2.wordpress.com
  • ns3.wordpress.com

Access your Vodien account manager and follow this linked guide to change your name servers.

Once done, allow up to 24 hours for the records to completely propagate across the network and you’re all done. However, if your emails are hosted with Vodien, proceed with step 3.

Step 3: Change Your MX Record

After changing your name servers to WordPress’ records, all DNS management will be handed over to WordPress. This means that all other DNS changes will have to be done via your WordPress account.

If you have an email hosting with Vodien that’s connected to the same domain, proceed with the steps below:

  1. Log in to your WordPress account.
  2. Click My Sites, then click Manage and select Domains.
  3. Click on the domain name that you wish to manage, then click Name Servers and DNS.
  4. Click DNS Records.
  5. Click the Trash Icon beside all MX Records to delete them.
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select MX under Type.
  7. Leave the Name field empty.
  8. Under Handled by, enter mail.yourdomain.com.
    Replace “yourdomain.com” with your actual domain name.
  9. Under Priority, enter 0 (zero).
  10. Click Add New DNS Record.

The same propagation period of 24 hours will apply after making these changes. Should you have any problem with anything related to WordPress and their account, please visit WordPress support. Otherwise, contact our  24/7 Singapore or Australia Support Team if you have further questions.

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