Custom Domain

To use a custom domain such as *.umich.edu (example.umich.edu) instead of *.umichsites.org:

  1. Go to the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Go to Tools -> Domain Mapping
  3. Add your custom domain
    • If you want this to be your primary domain (e.g. the one users see in the address bar) then check the “primary domain” checkbox.
    • If the new domain has not been pointed to your *.umichsites.org domain then you will want to do that before checking the “primary domain” checkbox.  You can change the primary domain at a later date from the “Domain Mapping” page.
  4. Send a request to mcwebsupport@umich.edu requesting a security certificate be procured and installed for the primary (umich.edu) domain. Ideally this would happen one week before you wanted your primary domain to be live.