Your OPTe WP site comes with a site address, like example.opte.website. You can get rid of the .opte.website part and use a custom domain name instead, like example.com. (Haven’t purchased your custom domain yet? It’s easy.) Adding a custom domain is available to all pricing plans, with no additional cost.
Currently, there are 2 ways to add a custom domain to your site:
- Map an existing domain (one you already own) to your site on OPTe Network – if you already have a domain that you registered and purchased elsewhere.
- Map a subdomain (for a domain with an existing website) to your OPTe Designer site (Designer Platform) – if you already have a website you don’t want to affect, and you want to add a blog to it under a subdomain (for example, blog.yourcustomdomain.com).
Setting the Primary Domain
You can add as many domains as you want to your site. For example, you can add multiple domains to cover common misspellings of your primary domain, so that visitors who make a typo will still get to the right place. One of those domains will be the Primary Domain: all your other domains will redirect to the primary one. Visitors can get to your blog using any of the domains you added, but the address they see in their browser’s address bar will always be the primary domain. To set the primary domain for your blog, go to the Tools > Domain Mapping menu on your Admin Dashboard to set your primary domain from the list of existing domains you have already mapped to your site. The change is applied immediately. Note that when adding a new domain, there might be a short delay before it becomes active.