STEP 1: SET UP A DOMAIN IN THE WEBSITES MODULE
Within the “Websites” section, click "Add Domain" to setup a new domain name for your new website.
The following explains the purpose of each field.
- Simply specify the domain name you wish to park onto your account and create a separate website from
Designers, Brands, Categories
- These are defined in the “Shop” module. By default all Designers, Brands, Categories are available in all websites.
- To customise Designers, Brands, Categories on a per website basis, you need to define which ones are NOT
- Note that any new Designers, Brands, Categories defined within the shop are automatically published to all websites, so you’ll need to remember to disable them in this section if any new designer is unique to a particular website.
Menu Item Association
- From the drop down list, select the "parent menu" item that you created in step 1. If you’ve not yet done this step, see step 2 below, or otherwise, just leave this blank for the moment.
- If you have the News, Blogs, or Articles modules installed in your website, you will need to use Site Tags to cross-reference which Blogs, Articles, and News Stories will be published on each domain name
- You can use any tag-word to cross-reference domains with news/blogs/articles. Either use the domain name as your "tag", or a more generic keyword such as "family law". A more generic keyword is useful if you have a lot of websites with the same subject matter (eg, FamilyDivorceLawyer and DivorceLawyer are both websites dealing with "Family Law" keywords. By tagging each "family law" related website with just "family law", you reduce the number of tags you need to define
- In any section of the site that requires an automated email to be sent to your client, this field will define who that email comes from. Eg, firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are running any Google Analytics accounts, you can enter your tracking code here
Colour splitting template
- • This field defines how your domain name is presented in the top right hand corner of your website. You need to define positions in your domain name where text colour will change. Use * symbol as separator.
- This allows you to upload a custom grey logo in the masthead section
Logo Alternative Text
- This is for the purpose of accessibility standards. Specify what the web browser should display if the image is not presented. Eg, My Logo.
Search Engine Optimisation
/ Meta Title / Meta description / Meta keywords
- This allows you to define the default metatags for your entire new website
- This is the default page title, if the Meta-title has not been defined
- This defines the default Page Design for your website. This only applies if you have purchased the Page Style Switcher module, and Redalto has configured the style for you.
Default Masthead Image
- This allows you to define the default masthead on a per domain basis, rather than resorting to the master CMS default masthead
Footer HTML Content
- This allows you to define custom footer for each domain
STEP 2: CREATE YOUR WEBSITE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Within the CONTENT system, all top level menu items are "stand alone" websites. Simply perform the following steps to setup a new stand alone website.
- create a new "parent menu item" and either call it by the domain you will park on top of that menu item, or whatever name you wish to use that will uniquely identify that website
- Under the parent menu item, create any sub-menu items. The submenu items will become the navigation menu of your website. For example, you may create Home*, About Us, Our Services, and Contact Us.
- Create each page using the Content > Pages module, and associate the menu items back to those pages.
STEP 3: CONFIGURE DOMAIN NAMES IN YOUR HOSTING ACCOUNT
A domain name will not work on your website, unless your hosting account has been configured to recognise that domain. For this you will need a hosting account that allows for "Domain Parking" (or Mirroring).
Within your Hosting Account control panel, go to the Domain Parking section and simply park your domain name onto your primary account. Or otherwise, email email@example.com to request this.
STEP 4: REDELEGATE YOUR DOMAIN NAME TO THE NAMESERVERS OF YOUR HOSTING ACCOUNT
A domain name will not "point" to your web hosting account, unless the nameservers of your Domain Name have been specified to point to the DNS where your hosting account is hosted.
For example, if your website is hosted on Redalto' Business Hosting servers, the nameservers are :
Once the domains have been propogated, your stand alone should be visible under a unique domain name, and manageable via the single login.
If you're unclear about steps 3 and 4, contact Redalto for assistance | firstname.lastname@example.org | 1300 721 650