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How To Add WWW To WordPress URL

Have you ever wondered how bloggers or website owners make their website display the whole www . YourBlogName . com and not just YourBlogName . com in the browser?

Blushing Geek Link with WWW | Blushing Geek

vs

Blushing Geek Link without WWW | Blushing Geek

That’s what I wondered too when I started to self host my blog. YourBlogName . com looks good already but there are times that I could get a little OCD.  And this time, I was directing my OCD with my own WordPress Blog URL.

WWW or Non-WWW, does it matter?

Honestly? It doesn’t really matter. If SEO is your concern, then don’t be. There’s definitely no benefit or whatsoever if you go for www or not.

Here in Blushing Geek, we ofcourse go for with www URL, www.blushinggeek.com.

However, if you type – blushinggeek.com – you will still land to our website without any problem with the www automatically appearing in your browser’s address bar. The same applies vice versa.

Adding www or not is entirely down to personal preference. Most web owners and bloggers doesn’t really notice the difference until someone points it out. But whichever you choose, make sure you stick with it ’till the end. Why? This is because Google will index your website based on your initial choice. It’ll crawl your website and display your preference in the SERPs.

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See?

How to Add WWW to WordPress

Just want to remind you, this only works for WordPress .org and not WordPress . com as well as blogger (blogspot . com) and other blogging platforms. Just beware: make sure to follow the steps below or you will be lock and your blog will fail to show up. I tried that the first time and I screwed up, instead of putting www, I mistakenly put ww. I’ll be creating an article about that soon too so no worries *wink.

By default, WordPress will use a naked, non-www URL.

For adding www, go to dashboard and from there, click Settings > General.

On this page, there are only two fields you need to focus and edit:

  • WordPress Address (URL)
  • Site Address (URL)

Wordpress Settings | Blushing Geek

If you want to remove the www, then this is done exactly the same way – just omit www and hit save.

Just reload or check your website to see if it works.

Final Thoughts

Whatever you choose, having www or not doesn’t really matter. Just go for what you like and stick with it and you’ll be fine.

So what about you? What are you using?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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    • That’s great info.

    • Very informative. I definitely have never thought about it or noticed it until you pointed it out.

      • Thanks Kristin, I’m glad you find my post useful 🙂

    • Good to know!

    • Karen

      I don’t have WP but I never thought of that.

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      • Yeah, I guess it’s because it isn’t really a big deal in blogging/website 🙂 I’m in the online marketing industry (SEO) so this can’t be help hehe.

    • Interesting tip, thank you for sharing!

    • Personally, I don’t mind not having the ‘www’ in front my blog address, but I guess for some people it might make a difference. Thanks for sharing this, it was really interesting to read (and also I didn’t know you could change this if you wanted to!)

      • Having www or not goes down to personal preferences really. But some people especially to professionals who works in the SEO or online marketing industry, this could be of interest. For me, I always think having www makes it more professional or formal.