Setting up domain correctly?

April 15, 2014 1.1k views
Hi all, I'm new to this kind of hosting. Previously I've used cPanel based administration. So doing this all manually is something of a learning curve, but one which I enjoy :) So, I've currently setup a new Wordpress site (manually, as I wanted to fiddle around with making databases and such, again to learn). But now I'm a little stuck. I setup a domain name ( but every link on it is linking toward an ip address. I setup the nameservers (1 to 3) already. And I set the A record (@ pointing to my ip address) and CNAME (* pointing to @). What am I missing?
3 Answers
Log in to your admin panel, navigate to Settings->General, and edit the Site URL field to match your domain name.
Hi Kamal,

I'm not sure what Settings > General you mean. The only 'settings' menu I see in the droplet, but this has no 'general' option. The options there are: networking, kernel, recovery and rename. None of which offer any domain options for that matter.

I was looking in the DNS menu, where I presume I missed something. But maybe I'm missing something else entirely?
Aha, you meant inside Wordpress. That was a little derpy indeed.

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