How To Add A Custom Domain Name To Your WordPress Blog

Commonly known as Domain Mapping, having your WordPress.com Blog running with your own custom domain name is one thing which means a lot to many more especially to those who hate long URL addresses due to one reason or another for example the issue of being hard to grasp or even remember a long web address as many share. I personally love and like shorter URLs and those which are custom in nature since top level domain names too have many advantages as compared to free sub domain blogs with one being how others look at you website or blog.

And regardless of whatever reason you might have prompting you to add a custom domain name to your WordPress Blog, by the time you go through this article, you will be well equipped with all the information you need in order to through the entire mapping process but only if you follow all the steps as you will see below. Part of what you must have before you get started is full access to your domain control panel from your registrar and having access to your WordPress dashboard since the two must work hand in hand for everything to be completed the best way and below is the entire how to.

1. Log in to your domain registrar DNS/Control panel, select the domain you want to add on to your WordPress site and add the following nameservers below in the nameservers/IP address box.

NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

Enter your email, select new user, enter name, wait, add and finish all using this Free.

2. Wait for an average time between 6 to 72 hours for your nameservers to be updated (propagation) – the time it takes for this to happen many vary from registrar to registrar.

3. When you are done, log in to your WordPress account and continue with the mapping upgrade process by going to domains in your dashboard, entering your domain in the the domain at the top of the page into the form provided and then hitting the Add domain to Blog.

4. Upon verifying your nameservers and which is done automatically, you will be prompted to complete your mapping process by paying the required fee since the process is a paid one.

5. When you are done with your purchase after a successful payment, you can then go to store, domains, select the domain you just mapped and click on the update primary domain in order for your WordPress.com blog to start redirecting to your new mapped custom domain name.

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