Publishing Your Leadpages Just Got Even Easier with Domain Mapping. See How It Works.

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Five clicks.

As of today, that’s all it takes to publish any Leadpage you create to your own website—no matter where it’s hosted—after some quick initial setup.

This has been a top customer request for some time, so we’re extremely excited to introduce our newest feature: domain mapping.

What does that mean?

First, let’s back up a little. You’ve always been able to publish the landing pages you build in Leadpages in a variety of places: Leadpages’ own super-fast servers, your WordPress site, your Facebook page (as a custom tab), or another server. Before now, that last option required exporting your landing page as an HTML file and then uploading it to your own server. Not terribly difficult, true, but not as simple as it could be.

Now, it really is that simple. In fact, it’s the simplest way we’ve seen to publish landing pages to an external site.


What Is Domain Mapping?

Domain mapping allows you to quickly and easily map pages you create in Leadpages to domains you’ve purchased from a domain registrar (such as Bluehost, GoDaddy, 1&1, Namecheap, or Network Solutions).

For instance, let’s say your Leadpages subdomain—that is, the word or phrase that appears at the beginning of every landing page you publish to our servers—is “stonebrookagency,” and your main business site is stonebrookagency.com. Suppose you use Leadpages to create event pages and would like to make a webinar registration page to add to your site.

If you published your page to Leadpages’ servers, by default your page would appear at:

http://stonebrookagency.leadpages.co/register

But when you use domain mapping, you can host your new landing page on a custom subdomain of your choice. That means you could set it to appear at:

http://events.stonebrookagency.com/register

Once you set up a custom subdomain, you can publish all your Leadpages to it if you like (changing only the slug, the text after the final forward slash). This creates a seamlessly branded experience for your web visitors; if they look at the URL, they can instantly tell they’re in the right place. Your brand gains that much more credibility and visibility.

Here’s how to set up domain mapping in your account.


Setting Up Domain Mapping in Leadpages

First, click on your name inside your Leadpages account and choose “Custom Domains.”

setup step 1

Then, you’ll click “Connect Domain” and enter the URL of the site you’d like to publish to.

setup step 2

At this point, it’s time to choose a custom subdomain. You can use any word or phrase you like, such as a page category, a department name, or a generally descriptive word such as “info.” You’ll want to make sure it won’t be out of place for any individual page you publish to the subdomain.

setup step 3

Then, you’ll copy a short line of code and paste it into a new alias record in whatever domain provider you use. (If that’s starting to sound a bit technical, don’t worry: you’ll find a step-by-step guide and links right to the most popular domain providers right there inside Leadpages.)

step 4

Now, the next time you’re ready to publish a new page, your new subdomain will appear as a publishing option.

publish

Ready to give domain mapping a try? Just log into your Leadpages account now to put your new landing pages on the map.

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If you have LeadPages™, you don’t need to download this template – it’s already available to you inside your LeadPages account. Just log in and you’ll see how super easy it is to customize this page in seconds with no technical knowledge or skills, make it mobile responsive, integrate it with your email service provider or CRM, run A/B split tests, and publish it to Facebook, WordPress, or your own server.

Have any questions about this new feature? Ask us in the comments.

  • Ian Moncrieff MacMillan

    That’s neat!

  • Amina

    Will this make the page load faster when published? Or will it be the same load time as when you use the WordPress plugin? Thanks!

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hi, Amina! Page speed will really depend on the speed of the hosting service you use. (Though Leadpages’ servers are indeed very fast.) If you have a WordPress site, you should continue using the Leadpages WordPress plugin to publish pages—domain mapping wouldn’t give you any added benefits there.

      • Hi Daphne,
        I think you didn’t get the question right. Amina is asking if publishing with domain mapping would increase her page speed. I guess Leadpages’ servers are faster then hers hence it will.

        • Daphne Sidor

          Hey, GetHair—you’re right, I could have been clearer here. You’d want to first assess the page speed you’re currently getting compared to a page published directly to Leadpages; since different hosting companies vary, I can’t be certain whether the difference would be significant. If it isn’t, there’s no reason to switch from the WP plugin.

          • Amina

            Thanks Daphne and GetHair for the help – really appreciate the clarification! 🙂

  • Yesterday I was asked which is my favorite blog, and I said without doubt “Leadpages, because these guys are always learning, sharing and improving”. By the way, the new branding is excellent. ¡Congratulations!

    • Daphne Sidor

      We’re incredibly honored, Joselyn! Glad you like the new look. 😀

  • Joseph

    If I use this in my adwords campaign, will it be able to record analytics on the Adwords UI itself?

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hey, Joseph—yes, you should be able to do that. You can either integrate your AdWords property with a Google Analytics property created specifically for your Leadpages subdomain, or you can adjust your already-integrated Google Analytics property to measure your subdomain as well (i.e., via cross-domain tracking).

  • I’ve been waiting for this for YEARS. Now I won’t have to host them all on my own server anymore.

    Can we only have one subdomain, or can we map more than one for different uses?

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hey, Jason! At the moment, you are limited to one custom subdomain, but that’s going to change as we continue to expand and improve this feature.

      • Aaron McNany

        Great–I look forward to having at least two or three custom domains;)

      • Cool, thanks. In the meantime if I need another I can continue doing what I’m doing now, which is downloading the html file to my server in the folder the subdomain I want is hosted in. Then when you make the update I can change settings accordingly.

        • Daphne Sidor

          Yep, exactly—you’ve got this down. 🙂

  • Aaron McNany

    I noticed in Custom Domain creation it displays ‘http://’ before the subdomain. Will these work with my site if I have SSL/HTTPS?

    • Daphne Sidor

      Yep! That’s just a placeholder letting you know you don’t need to enter the http/https in that field. Your page, like all Leadpages-hosted pages, will be served from a secure platform by default.

  • Fantastic!

  • Jim Koford

    w00t! thanks leadpages for another great feature!

  • Better late than never 🙂 First drag and drop builder then this . You are on track this year!

  • I must be missing something. We already have the ability to load a page to our own domain that is very easy to use. Why would I want to take this step? I am just not getting what the big deal is.

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hi, Keith—if you’d prefer to keep exporting your pages and re-uploading them to your own site’s server, that’s totally ok. Many people would find it easier to handle this with a few clicks from inside Leadpages, rather than using their FTP client to host their pages directly on their own site.

      • Daphne, I am sure the disconnect is related to the fact that I am a newer LP user and a real novice website person. I will call support and have them explain to me why this is a good thing so that I know how and when to use it.

  • So this only works if you use subdomains, not straight-up single page mysqueezepage.com, right?

    • Daphne Sidor

      For now, that’s correct, but you can expect that to change in the future—we’re working on an option to let you publish directly to your root domain.

  • robenmarie

    This is a game changer for me. I don’t use WP and don’t have my own server so being able to domain map and keep with my branding was important to me! Way to go!!!

    • Daphne Sidor

      So glad to hear it!

  • Will this work for websites through Squarespace, Weebly, etc…?

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hey, Chris! As long as you have a domain that you own, it shouldn’t matter what platform you used to build the rest of your site.

  • It sure is a great feature! Thanks for the update!

  • Florian

    Does domain mapping have advantages over using the lead pages WordPress plugin? That seems to work really well…

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hey, Florian! I’d expect that most people with WordPress sites will want to keep using the WordPress plugin.

    • That’s exactly what I was going to ask. The plugin works perfectly for this and once you get it set up, it’s easy as pie. I’m wondering if their are any advantages one way versus another for WordPress websites?

      • Daphne Sidor

        Hey, Cathy! As I mentioned below, we wouldn’t necessarily expect domain mapping to replace the WordPress plugin for most people. If you’re unhappy with the load time you’re getting with your WordPress site, it’s conceivable you’d see gains in page speed by using domain mapping instead. Otherwise, there’s no reason to stop using what works for you. 🙂 For the folks who don’t use WordPress, though, this opens up a possibility that wasn’t there before.

  • Dan

    Awesome I’ve long wished for this to be possible!

  • Roy

    So glad this has been done! Could have used this the entire time I’ve had Leadpages! Thanks!

  • Ryan mclean

    Will this load faster than using the wordpress plugin?

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hi, Ryan—I can’t say offhand since I don’t know how fast your WordPress site is in general, but it’s possible. You could certainly try it to see if you notice a difference. However, you’d want to keep in mind that (for now) you’d have to create a subdomain to publish to, as you can’t yet use domain mapping to publish directly to your root domain.

  • Medicarama

    How many domains/subdomains can I map?

    • Daphne Sidor

      Right now, each account can map pages to one custom subdomain. That’s going to change, though, as we expand and improve this feature.

      In the meantime, if you’d like to publish pages to more than one site, I’d recommend you set up domain mapping for the site you publish to most frequently, and continue to use the html-export option for the others. Just know that we’re working on giving you more options!

  • Susana Elizabeth Zaragoza

    Hey!! Thank you very much! This is awesome!!… Kind regards from México!

    • Daphne Sidor

      Con mucho gusto, Susana!

  • Lido Isle

    I wanted to try this out but I can’t seem to get it working. I am using Cloudflare, anyone figure out a solution?

  • Tanya Schroeder

    So I went into go daddy, mapped it proper, published to leadpages, but, how do I actually integrate it into my site? I have squarespace. What did I miss?

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hi, Tanya—let me see if I understand what you’ve done and what you’re trying to do. 🙂 So it sounds like you’ve published your landing page to your new custom subdomain and it can now be found at a URL that looks something like: your-subdomain.your-domain-name.com/new-landing-page?

      If that’s the case, you’ve completed the domain mapping process and the next step is up to you. For instance, you might want to link your landing page to the rest of your Squarespace site. In that case, you’d just add a hyperlink to your new page wherever you want on your Squarespace site, such as a navigation menu or a button.

      If you’re trying to do something else, would you reply with a few more details? Or, of course, you can always reach out to our support team for step-by-step guidance: https://support.leadpages.net/hc/en-us

      • Tanya Schroeder

        Hi Daphne, I have everything set up correctly, confirmed with my web engineer. Leadpages is not saving when I choose the new subdomain as my publish option. Can you please have your team test this??

        • Daphne Sidor

          Hi, Tanya—sorry to hear that’s giving you trouble. Would you please contact our support team so they can dig into what’s happening? This is not an across-the-board issue, so they’ll need to look at what’s happening with your account specifically.

  • This is a great feature! Any idea when it will be available for multiple subdomains?

    This may be a basic question, but can I map it to an existing subdomain? (i.e. marketing.example.domain.org) I would be looking to use the word “marketing” as my custom LP name.

    • Daphne Sidor

      Hi, Jared—yep, you can stack subdomains (sub-subdomains?) in this way. In the Subdomain Setup field, you’d just set marketing.example, and in your hosting provider, you’d name your CNAME marketing.example. Stay tuned for info on how to set up multiple subdomains this summer.