Going Live With Your Site in Managed WordPress Portal

Posted on by Libby White | Updated:
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Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

Going live with your site is the last step in the process of migrating your WordPress sites into Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress portal. These instructions are for domains pointed to our DNS. To check where your name servers are pointed to visit this DNS checker and input your domain name.  If your name servers point to ns.liquidweb.com and ns1.liquidweb.com you can continue on the tutorial.  Otherwise, you’ll want to update your A record’s IP with the outside name servers.

Step #1: Create DNS Record

  1. Log into your Liquid Web account.
  2. Click on Domains to open the domain page. domain page
  3. Select the DNS tab to open your DNS management screen. DNS management screen
  4. Click on the [+] to expand the DNS records for that domain. DNS records
  5. Once the DNS records are open, you will need to add an A Record to point your WordPress site to the correct domain.
  6. Click Add New Record to create a new A Record for your site. Add New Record
  7. Enter the domain name, TTL of 3600, select A for the record Type from the drop-down menu. select A for the record Type from the drop-down menu
    For this tutorial, we are leaving the domain name empty, as I want the A record to apply to the entire lwtrainingmwp.com domain name. For more information on what information goes into your A Record, see our article DNS Record Types.
  8. The IP address to add to the A Record can be found in your Managed WordPress portal on the home page. Click Copy to copy the IP address from your dashboard. Click Copy
  9. Paste the IP address into the A Record for your domain. Paste the IP address
  10. Click the green check mark to create the A Record.
  11. The A Record will appear in your DNS zone list. DNS zone list

Step #2: Change Your Domain

The A record must be fully propagated before changing the domain name within your Managed WordPress control panel. Check your A record with this tool to determine its IP is correct.
  1. Once the A Record is created, go back to your Managed WordPress Dashboard site home page. Managed WordPress Dashboard site home page
  2. Change the Primary Domain to the domain you want to use for the site and click UpdatePrimary Domain
  3. When you click on the site link under Domain at the top of the page, your site will open and is now live. site link under Domain
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Former technical writer for Liquid Web. When Libby is not writing for work, she spends time learning more about digital & technical writing, web development, hanging with her family, and taking photographs with her Nikon. Always learning, always growing, never stopping.

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