How to Add a Second Domain Name to Your WordPress Website
You can use a tool like Google Domains to manage multiple domains from a single dashboard. This tool allows you to create sub-domains, which you can then use to install WordPress on and provide content for different websites. In this article, you’ll discover the process of adding a second domain name to your WordPress site.
Create a Sub-Domain For the New Site
To add a second domain name to your WordPress site, you’ll first need to create a sub-domain for this new site. You can use any free domain generator from CloudFlare, Google, or Namecheap, for example, to create a sub-domain for your new site. You can also use the free TLD (top-level domain) generator at Namecheap to create your sub-domain name (for example, yourblog.namecheap.com). Once you have your sub-domain name, simply install the WordPress app from Google and you’ll be able to use the WordPress dashboard to create your new blog.
Point the Second Domain Name to Your Primary Domain
Once you have your new WordPress installation up and running, you’ll need to point your secondary domain to your primary domain. To do this, install the WordPress App from Google and click the blue domains tab. From here, you can switch the domain for your blog by selecting the blue domain you want to use and then clicking save changes at the bottom of the page. You can now proceed to the next step.
To learn more, you can click the links below:
How to Create a Blog Using WordPress
How to Easily Install WordPress on Subdomains
Creating a blog is a great option if you want to publish content regularly, but don’t have the time to create a full-fledged website from scratch. With WordPress, you can create a nice-looking blog in a few clicks and then use it to publish content on your website.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that many websites use to create blogs, online magazines, and other web content. It is a free and open-source project that can be downloaded from WordPress.org. Once you have WordPress installed on your computer or server, you can use the dashboard to create a blog with a specific domain name that you own (for example, myblog.com).
You can easily install WordPress on a subdomain using the free 1and1 shared hosting plan from Namecheap. To install WordPress on your subdomain, visit yourblog.namecheap.com in your web browser and click on the blue Create button located at the top right corner of the screen.
The 1and1 host will display a short tutorial on how to use WordPress and then ask you to choose a username and password. Type in your desired username and then click on the blue Create button.
By default, WordPress will use the username “admin” and the password “admin” to log you in. Once you’re logged in, you can see that WordPress is already installed on your subdomain and can begin using it immediately.
WordPress is a flexible platform and can be used to create a variety of blogs and websites. It can also be used to build a database-driven application (for example, a social media platform). If you’re looking for a content-management system (CMS) to create a blog or website, you can easily integrate WordPress with one of the many available free blog templates to produce a professional-looking site in no time.
Add Multiple Twitter Accounts to Your Blog
WordPress makes it easy to add multiple accounts to your blog. This is especially useful if you have a blog that you want to engage with different groups of people. For example, you might want to have a personal account that you use to post frequent updates about your day-to-day life and a business account that you use to post content about your career and professional experiences.
To add a Twitter account to your blog, visit yourblog.twitter.com in your web browser and click on the blue Create button located at the top right corner of the screen.
The 1and1 host will display a short tutorial on how to use Twitter and then ask you to enter your desired username and password. Type in your desired username and then click on the blue Create button.
By default, WordPress will use the username “admin” and the password “admin” to log you in. Once you’re logged in, you can see that WordPress is already installed on your subdomain and can begin using it immediately. From here, you can add your desired Twitter account to your blog and begin posting content.
Use Google Analytics to Track Website Activity
If you want to know more about the activity on your website, you can use Google Analytics to track the behavior of your visitors. With this tool, you can track the number of visitors to each page on your website as well as which pages are the most popular. You can even set up alerts so you can be notified whenever a certain page is visited. For example, you might want to set up an alert so you will be notified whenever someone visits the “about us” page on your website.
To set up Google Analytics on your website, visit account.google.com in your web browser and click on the “+” icon at the top right corner of the screen. The 1and1 host will then display a wizard where you can set up a new account. Simply enter your desired username and password and then click on the blue Create button.
Once you’ve created an account, you can return to account.google.com and click on the blue button labeled “Dashboard.” From here, you can set up to five different views that will determine how you want to monitor your website activity (for example, traffic or website performance). You can also use the “Site Content” section to determine which pages of your website you want to track (for example, the home page, about us page, contact page, etc.).
To learn more, you can refer to the following guide:
- How to Create a Google Analytics Account
- How to Create a Google Analytics Dashboard
Categorize Your Posts with Tags
Posts on your blog don’t have to be limited to only being about your content. You can use tags to categorize your content effectively for your readers. If you’re not familiar, a tag is a word or phrase that can be used to find content that is relevant to your blog post. For example, if you write a blog post about creating an eCommerce store, you can use the word “ecommerce” as a tag for your post.
You can use the WordPress default tags or the free Genesis tag manager from Velocity to effectively create your own custom taxonomy (category) for your blog posts. To use the default WordPress tags, visit yourblog.wordpress.com in your web browser and click on the orange “Edit” button located at the top right corner of the screen.
The 1and1 host will display a short tutorial on how to use the default WordPress tags and then ask you to choose an action (such as publish or update) for the tag you’ve created. Use the blue “Create tag” button to get started creating your custom taxonomy (category) for your posts.
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