Welcome to this tutorial on how to add your domain to Webflow! Adding a custom domain to your website is an important step towards establishing your online presence. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of adding your domain to Webflow with clear and concise instructions.
Step 1: Accessing Your Webflow Dashboard
First, log in to your Webflow account and navigate to the dashboard. The dashboard is the central hub where you can manage all aspects of your website.
Step 2: Selecting Your Project
If you have multiple projects in your account, click on the project you want to add a custom domain to. This will open the project settings page.
Step 3: Navigating to Hosting Settings
In the project settings page, find and click on the “Hosting” tab. This is where you can configure various hosting settings for your website.
Step 4: Adding Your Domain
Under “Custom Domains,” click on the “Add Custom Domain” button. A modal window will appear, prompting you to enter your domain name.
Note: Before adding a custom domain, make sure you have purchased it from a domain registrar like GoDaddy or Namecheap. You will need access to modify DNS records for your chosen domain.
Step 5: Entering Your Domain Name
In the modal window, enter your desired domain name (e.g., www.yourdomain.com) in the input field provided. Then click on the “Add Domain” button.
- If you encounter any issues during this step, double-check that you’ve entered the correct domain name and that it matches the one you purchased.
- Ensure that your domain registrar’s DNS settings are correctly configured to point to Webflow’s servers. You will need to modify your DNS records accordingly. Refer to Webflow’s documentation for specific instructions based on your registrar.
Step 6: Verifying Your Domain
After adding your domain, Webflow will provide you with a set of DNS records that need to be added to your domain registrar’s DNS settings. These records help verify your ownership of the domain and enable Webflow hosting.
Copy the provided DNS records from Webflow (e., CNAME, A, or AAAA records).
Step 7: Modifying DNS Records
Login to your domain registrar’s website and navigate to the DNS settings for your domain.
Add the DNS records provided by Webflow as new records in your DNS settings.
Check if there are conflicting or duplicate records before adding them.
- The process of modifying DNS records can vary depending on your domain registrar. If you’re unsure how to add or modify DNS records, consult their documentation or contact their support team for assistance.
- DNS changes may take some time to propagate globally.
It can range from a few minutes up to 48 hours. Be patient if it takes a while for your changes to take effect.
Step 8: Verifying Domain Setup
Once you’ve added the necessary DNS records, return to the Webflow dashboard and click on the “Verify” button next to your domain name.
Webflow will perform a verification check to ensure that the DNS records have been correctly set up. If everything is in order, you’ll see a success message confirming that your domain has been verified.
Step 9: Publishing Your Site
With your domain added and verified, it’s time to publish your site. Click on the “Publish” button in the Webflow dashboard to make your website live using your custom domain.
Note: It may take some time for DNS changes to fully propagate, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see your website immediately after publishing. Be patient and give it some time.
Congratulations! You have successfully added your custom domain to Webflow. Your website is now accessible using your own unique web address.
Remember, managing domains and DNS can be complex at times, so don’t hesitate to reach out to Webflow support or consult their documentation if you encounter any difficulties along the way. Happy designing and good luck with your website!