When you’re ready to present your spiffy new site to the world, there are a few steps to take on Flywheel to ensure the launch goes smoothly. Keep scrolling to learn how to take your site live!
Sites on Flywheel require setting a single primary domain that additional domains will redirect to. If you have multiple domains, set this one up first.
wwwversion of the domain will be added (uncheck the box to skip this step)
At this point, go ahead and add any additional domains by following the method above (don’t set these domains to primary, of course). All secondary domains will automatically be configured with a 301 redirect to the primary domain.
Now that you’ve configured your site on the Flywheel side, it’s time to log in to your domain’s DNS editor and point your domain(s) to the site’s IP address, which is displayed on the Overview tab.
Remember, if your domain supports Domain Connect, you can skip this step, Flywheel has already updated your DNS records for you!
Remove the password protection for your site so visitors won’t be prompted to enter credentials to view it. This also allows search engines, like Google, to crawl your site.
Once your domains have propagated, you can add free SSL certificates via Flywheel’s Simple SSL for added security and an SEO boost! For instructions, check out this help article: How do I add Simple SSL to my site?
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