Www vs. wp on WordPress site


#1

Hi. I set up my Dreamhost hosting, installed WordPress and registered my domain today. I’ve built my site at the default wp.mydomain.com, but when I go to www.mydomain.com I get a Coming Soon page. Where can I go to tell www to point to the site at wp.mydomain.com?

I suspect that somewhere in the DH setup, I reserved the www, because when I tried to enter it in the WP setup it said it was already in use.

Any help?


#2

Use a .htaccess or any type of redirect. You may upload these files using FTP client like Filezilla.

You may add [php][/php] to the head section of the “Comming Soon”. It will redirest users to http://wp.domain.com after 5 seconds.

You may also customise this time by changing the 5 to 0 (for instant redirect) or anything.

To do this you should download the file and using text editor add the code in before


#3

using meta refresh is highly frowned upon by search engines (because the spammers love it so). instead just create a file named .htaccess and place it in your mydomain.com folder with the following information:

Redirect 301 / http://wp.mydomain.com