Setting up domain correctly?

  • Posted April 15, 2014

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?


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Aha, you meant inside Wordpress. That was a little derpy indeed. <br> <br>Solved.

Hi Kamal, <br> <br>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. <br> <br>I was looking in the DNS menu, where I presume I missed something. But maybe I’m missing something else entirely?

Log in to your admin panel, navigate to Settings->General, and edit the Site URL field to match your domain name.