In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to properly setup your domain if you have your domain with NameCheap. Please follow ALL these steps in order.

Step 1: Login

Firstly, you’re going to need to be logged in to Your NameCheap account.

log into namecheap

Step 2: Domain List

Once logged in, navigate to ‘Domain List’ and hit ‘Manage’ on the domain name you want to map.

NOTE: You may only have 1

select a domain name

Step 3: Add CNAME record

Enter the following on the Add CNAME Record section exactly how you see it. Then add a URL Redirect that forwards to your site with www. in front.

NOTE: You can copy & paste this url

Step 4: Attach Your Domain To Your Site

Final Step. Log into your Done Deal Website account and scroll down till you see on the side menu ‘Tools’ hover over that and click on ‘Domain Mapping’.

domain mapping tools in WP dashbaord

Once you’re redirected add Your domain to the ‘Map new domain name’ Field.

Adding your domain name

What you’ll also want to do is click the Star icon under ‘Actions’ for the domain you just added. This will make it the primary domain. Otherwise, it will use your Done Deal Website URL as the primary and will affect your sitemap. What does this mean? Well if you are concerned about SEO, it’ll make a difference because all of the URLs in your sitemap will show as your Done Deal Website domain name if you don’t change your primary domain.

IMPORTANT: Include the ‘www’. You may not have any domain in the list above unlike the picture above. Whether you only have 1 or multiple, make sure to select ‘Directed to mapped (primary) domain’ for Your new domain.