In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to properly setup your domain if you have your domain with Bluehost. Please follow ALL these steps in order.

Step 1: Logging Into Your Account

After logging into your Bluehost account, head to the DNS Zone File tab

bluehost login
head to the DNS Zone File tab

Step 2: Select Your Domain

Choose your domain you’d like to use

select a domain

Step 3: Add DNS Record

Enter the following on the Add DNS Record section exactly how you see it.

NOTE: You can copy & paste this url apartment.wpengine.com

Add DNS Record

Step 4: Adding The Redirect

So what we did in the previous steps will make your domain work with www. But since most people today don’t add www, we want it to also work if someone just types your domain name without the www. So we’re going to forward the non-www version of your domain with www.

So next, go to redirect. Choose 301, select your domain, then enter your domain with www. in front in the “redirects to” box. Also be sure to select “Do not redirect with www”

go to redirect
Choose 301
save redirect

Step 5: Attach Your Domain To Your Site

Final Step. Log into your Apartment Investor Pro account and scroll down till you see on the side menu ‘Tools’ hover over that and click on ‘Domain Mapping’.

domain mapping tools in WP dashbaord

Once you’re redirected add Your domain to the ‘Map new domain name’ Field.

Adding your domain name

What you’ll also want to do is click the Star icon under ‘Actions’ for the domain you just added. This will make it the primary domain. Otherwise, it will use your Apartment Investor Pro URL as the primary and will affect your sitemap. What does this mean? Well if you are concerned about SEO, it’ll make a difference because all of the URLs in your sitemap will show as your Apartment Investor Pro domain name if you don’t change your primary domain.

IMPORTANT: Include the ‘www’. You may not have any domain in the list above unlike the picture above. Whether you only have 1 or multiple, make sure to select ‘Directed to mapped (primary) domain’ for Your new domain.