Direct your Google domain to Webflow and connect it to your Webflow site.
The process of enabling SSL and setting a default domain has changed. Check the documentation below to set up your domain correctly.
You can publish your project to your custom Google domain once you add a site plan to your project.
Before you get started with this tutorial, make sure:
You can point your Google domain to Webflow and connect it to your Webflow project in five steps:
To add your Google domain(s) to your Webflow project, open to the Project Settings of that specific project and go to the Hosting tab.
In the Custom domain section, add your root domain (yourdomain.com) under Add existing domain. This will add both the root domain (yourdomain.com) and the full domain (www.yourdomain.com).
You can remove either of the domains if you only wish to use one of them.
If you want to connect only the full domain (www.yourdomain.com) or another subdomain to your Webflow project, check out the Connecting a subdomain tutorial.
SSL is enabled by default for projects created after 14 November 2018. If your project was created before that date, make sure to enable SSL under project settings →hosting → Advanced publishing options and save the changes.
You can switch SSL off, however note that sites that don't use SSL may be labeled "not secure" by some browsers, strongly discouraging people from visiting your site.
If you disable SSL on sites using Ecommerce, checkout will be disabled and your online store will not function. The add to cart button as well as other Ecommerce elements will stop working as well.
IMPORTANT! Each time you disable or enable SSL on a Webflow-hosted site, you'll need to update your DNS settings. After you update the SSL setting, follow the steps below to update the DNS and ensure that your site works correctly.
If you’ve enabled SSL hosting on this domain with another Webflow project in the past, you can skip step 3 and move on to step 4.
Access your domain's DNS settings.
Make sure “use the Google domains name servers” is set under Name servers.
If you've connected more than one domain, you'll need to set a default domain to redirect all traffic from the other domains to this default one. This is super helpful to avoid SEO issues due to duplicate content. To do that, go back to the Custom domain section of your project’s Hosting settings and click make default next to the domain you want to set as the default domain. Learn more about setting the correct domain as the default domain.
NOTE: You cannot set the root domain of Google domains as the default domain on SSL hosting. If you've enabled SSL and want to redirect all traffic to the root domain, please continue reading Setting the root domain as the default domain.
To verify that your DNS settings are correct, and that your domain is correctly pointing to Webflow, click check status under each of your domain names.
The final step is to simply publish your website. You should see your new custom domain in the publish dialog. Learn more about publishing your project.
It may take up to 48 hours before changes are successfully made from your DNS host.
If your domain is not working correctly after 48 hours, troubleshoot your DNS settings or contact your domain provider’s help desk.
If your DNS settings are correct, but you’re experiencing issues with your published site, contact us and we’ll help you resolve any issues.
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