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Using your own domain name

You can use your own domain name with your forum through one of the following options:



Using a subdomain

You can access your forum using your own domain name by creating a subdomain which points to Website Toolbox.

Setup http://forum.yourdomain.com/ or http://www.yourdomain.com/:

  1. Link your subdomain with your forum.
  2. In your domain name DNS settings, create a CNAME record for forum that points to custom.websitetoolbox.com.
  3. Wait up to 4 hours for your DNS change to be updated across all the other DNS servers on the Internet.

Need help? Contact Customer Support and we can setup your subdomain for you. Be sure to provide your username and password for your account with your domain name provider or a screenshot of their DNS Settings page.

You can fully integrate your forum with your website by customizing your forum to match your website layout and integrating your website log in process.



Purchasing a managed domain

Using a subdomain is the best way to customize your forum URL, but it is also the most advanced and complicated way. Therefore, customers wanting a simpler solution can purchase a managed forum domain name from Website Toolbox for as little as $24.95 per year. You will not need any technical knowledge regarding domain names, DNS, web forwarding, or HTML. Your purchased domain name will be completely setup and managed by Website Toolbox.

Your domain name will point directly to your forum. For example, if you purchase mysiteforums.com, mysiteforums.com would directly load your forum.

More information regarding this option is available in your Website Toolbox account.



Using the embed code

You can embed the forum into your website by following the directions below:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the General link.
  3. In the General menu, click the Embed Code link.
  4. Copy the embed code into a page of your website. Help
  5. In the Where is the forum embedded? text box, enter the address (URL) of the page where you embedded the forum.
  6. Press Enter on your keyboard to save your changes.

Plugins for WordPress and Joomla are also available.


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