Set up a Subdomain

Want to keep your shop or blog site tied to your landing page? You can do it! Here's how how you can create subsites and subdomains to your main site. 

Here's a video to show you how. You can also read the steps below to see how to set up your subsites.

First, you'll want to configure your DNS settings for your subdomain. Head to the DNS settings of your provider. If you don't have a custom domain yet, head to our partner   https://uniregistry.com/ to register your domain. If you already have a domain from another provider, you can still point it to us, but you might want to consider transferring your domain to Uniregistry so that we can provide you with the best support.

Once your at your DNS settings, select and edit your domain. Set an  A record adding 52.32.215.222 as the IP. You can set the Name to whatever you'd like. In this case, it's set to "blog" so the domain for the subssite would be blog.domain.com.

Once the subdomain has been set up, you'll need to configure your URL settings for your site on The Grid. Head to your site's URL settings and enter the domain that you set up above. Open up   https://app.thegrid.io/ and select your site's URL settings to change the url.

In the URL field, enter your domain. It should be formatted like this: http://blog.domain.com (please don't include www). Also, in order to have your domain display on its new home, you'll also want to make sure that you have at least one post published to your site.Now your site is pointing to the new subdomain. Next, you'll need to create a navigation that will let your visitors go back and forth between your subsite and your main site.

For your subsite, open the Nav tab, and create a Nav to an External Link. You'll want to set it to the URL of your main site and title it "Home". 

Finally, you'll want to also create a Nav to an External Link on your main site. This time, you'll use the URL of the subdomain you created ( http://blog.domain.com) and label it "Blog", or however you'd like it to be displayed on your site's navigation menu.

Congrats! You did it! You now have a subsite all set up. You'll be able to manage it as an independent site, but it will be seamlessly integrated for your visitors. 

*If you'd like to have identical Nav style for both site,  redesign one of them to match the one you like.

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