Adding a Subdomain but not mapping it

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  • #975999

    roguepriest
    Member

    I have a custom domain, roguepriest.net, mapped to wordpress and I’m happy with it.

    However, I’d like to add a subdomain, say xyz.roguepriest.net, and not map the subdomain to wordpress.

    In other words I would like xyz.roguepriest.net to go to a self-hosted site while keeping roguepriest.net mapped to wordpress.

    Is this possible? How do I do it?

    The blog I need help with is roguepriest.net.

    #976095

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’m not aware of this ever having been done. But until staff answer, you can always use a Custom Menu and just call the link whatever you want in your header.

    #976183

    roguepriest
    Member

    One of my priorities is that I can design the subdomain page myself (not follow the theme of the rest of the site). I don’t think a Custom Menu would let me do that, would it?

    #976185

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, a custom menu will let you link to anything, including a self-hosted site.

    #976186

    roguepriest
    Member

    Okay, but, if the menu points at xyz.roguepriest.net will the domain mapping cause it to redirect back to my WordPress site? Or are you saying I should creat a different, non-roguepriest.net site for the menu to point at? This is the part I’m not clear on.

    #976189

    raincoaster
    Member

    The second: create an independent post/site and use the Custom Menu to link to that.

    #976211

    roguepriest
    Member

    I’ll consider that a fallback plan at best.

    Does anyone know the answer to my original question – can I use a (ummapped) subdomain if my primary domain is mapped to WP?

    #976214

    I flagged this thread for a direct unequivocal answer from Staff.

    #976216

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, you can create the CNAME record for the subdomain via your Custom DNS panel: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/custom-dns/

    #976217

    roguepriest
    Member

    Thank you!

    #976218

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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