How do I create subdomains?

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I have several subdomains that I would like to setup. Where do I go to create a subdomain?
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Here are instructions to create subdomains.

  1. Click Domains in the left navigation menu.

  2. Scroll down until you see your domain name. Then, click add a new subdomain.




  3. Enter the name of the subdomain you'd like.


  4. Link the subdomain to the appropriate location (Folder, Site, Storefront, or URL). Choose from the options listed.


  5. Click Save button to confirm your subdomain.
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These are no location options!
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there
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I did just that, I'm waiting to see if it works. Thanks for your help!
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yes!, woks, thanks
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Subdomain to brand my videos.


I'd like to set up a subdomain from my website to brand my video player. How can I do this within my domain for a particular site? I only want the sub domain used for the video branding not the entire website. Thanks
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Thank You for taking the time and your response.
Truly,
Darryl
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You are welcome.
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I trying add one seems not be working might be do something wrong I'll wait and see maybe takes time
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How do we edit the sub domian once addded
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From the Domain's screen just click the "edit" button next to the sub-domain you wish to change.

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not what I ment a sub domain usely separate site  from first one like free webs does yourname.freewebs.com example
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Sorry, I am not understanding your explanation. Can you please clarify?
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freewebs is like main site then they like give free domain like freewebtemples.freewebs.com  get the site free the also have option but it understand
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So....you are wanting to create Homestead sub-domains rather than using your own domain name?

If so, each site that you start contains a site name, which is actually a sub-domain of Homestead.  The image below shows your existing Homestead sub-domain. 

You can change the site name (or sub-domain) by going to the Websites Manager page, and clicking Websites Manager > More > Rename this site, as shown below.


If you want to create additional Homestead sub-domains, this is done by creating additional websites. Follow the steps here.  When you get to step #3, and you name the site, you are creating a sub-domain. 

Let me know if you have further questions.


Mike

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i want to rename a currently published page (http://www.miamicrepes.net/reviews.html) and turn it into a subdomain. (www.reviews.miamicrepes.net) How do i do that?
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Hi Jonathan8076,

Renaming pages, and creating subdomains are two separate things. You don't actually turn a page into a subdomain. You can create a subdomain and point it to the page of your choice.  You don't really need to rename the page unless you want to. Here are steps for both.


How do I rename my website pages?

How do I create subdomains?  When you get to step #4, you'll be prompted to link the subdomain to a page.  Unlike a primary domain, a subdomain can point to an index page, or any other page or url in your site. 

Let me know if you have questions.

Mike





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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How to create subdomains.


how to create a subdomain

Note: This topic was created from a reply on the Hello, i have a few questions... topic.
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Hi connie3409,   I moved your question here as this topic was already created
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sub+Domains+-+Can+a+sub+domain+bring+viewers+to+different+page+on+my+site?.

Can I have a sub domain bring viewers to a different page on my website (that is not my home page) ??
thanks!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I feed my Wordpress Blog into my website?.

This is a question that has never really been answered. Some years ago I was able to post my Blogger blog on my website so it fed into it directly. That doesn't appear as an option anymore. But I know a lot of us want to be able to feed an outside blog into our website. Has anybody figured out how to do that yet? Blogger? Wordpress? Anything?
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If you have questions, please let us know what you want for a subdomain and where it should point.

Drew
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Thanks Drew. So, I Googled subdomains and understand them on a basic level, but how would that allow me to install my outside blog on my website? I really would prefer not to use the simple blog available through homestead. I'm starting to think I need to simply figure out how to put the correct html code on my site (that's an iframe, right?) from the outside blog. I should be bugging them, not you guys.
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There is a trade off. An iframe is a problem for search engines, which is why I prefer the subdomain. You would still need to host the blog at the other site, but if you design it to look similar to your site, it can look integrated, even though it is hosted at a 3rd party. If you want it inserted into one of your pages, then the iframe is the only way, but again, you lose something with the search engines.

Drew
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I'm starting to get cross-eyed here. Like Bob, I just want to feed my blogger blog into a page of my website. This was done before when my website was set up by a friend, but now I'm building a new one myself and am confused. Why was this option removed? I've set up a subdomain, but my options to link it aren't familiar to me. It's linked to "TOP (root folder)," and I don't know what that means. And now I see "the iframe is the only way" to do this, and I'm even more lost. What's an iframe? Help!
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Thank you Susan! So, here is what I learned:

The definition: 
  1. An IFrame (Inline Frame) is an HTML document embedded inside another HTML document on a website. The IFrame HTML element is often used to insert content from another source, such as an advertisement, into a Web page.
So, I'm guessing we need to locate the correct HTML code from Blogger, or Wordpress or whatever, and then insert it as an HTML box. I remember trying to find that some years ago and being unsuccessful, but maybe you will have better luck.

Why they discontinued the feature is a shame and I guess to promote their own blog application. But I did hear some rumor that it is still on the downloadable version of the software. I'll try to make time this year to download it and if it works I'll let you know. Anything you know, let me know.

It seems like such an important feature for any website to be able to stream thier existing blogs into their Homestead websites that I would urge them to reconsider adding it back.
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You need to get the URL for your blog page and direct the subdomain to that URL.
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Thanks, Drew. I haven't been able to log on today. I'm assuming this a part of the "migration" the site has been working on? Any idea when we'll be able to get back on?


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Yes. I actually went to a site that generates an iframe. All you do is enter the url. But you will have to change the sizing parameters in the html code to make it work on your site. I put it on my website and it fed in an old blogger blog I had. It worked.

Also, some people believe an iframe is bad for SEO - the search engines will ignore the website page and access the iframe. So I would not put in on a homepage or any highly rated pages. I'm thinking a separate page for the blog. Good luck.
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Can I create a subdomain page and have my LinkedIn articles linked to the subdomain page and if so, how can I make it happen ?
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I have a subdomain and when I go to it the only thing that shows up is a can not find server message. I want it to go to my main web site. How do i target my index page?
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Hi William4092, if you want it to open the appropriate index page, then you will want to select the middle button in the subdomain page and in the drop down menu make sure your website is selected. Which domain are you having issues with?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled additional domains point to sub-domains I want to create under my main website na....

I would like to point the additional domains i have not to my main index, but to sub-domains I want to create under my main website name. How can I do this? Right now it appears as though I have to create a seperate site for each domain. - een trying to figure this out for ages but haven't a clue.
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Mine isn't giving me an option to create a new subdomain name does that mean I can't?


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This topic is for Sitebuilder only. This question is related to Websitebuilder. They are different programs

Please reference the new conversation here: Can I create a subdomain on a Websitebuilder site?