Domain Mapping with WordPress and Gmail Backend

Post date: May 10, 2012 3:31:0 PM

If you want to have nearly free hosting, the best way to get a website

up, and have a robust email/calendaring system is to link WordPress

and Gmail.

Step 1, purchase your domain, doesn't really matter where...

Step 2, sign up with WordPress, and purchase Domain Mapping.

Step 3, in Domain mapping on the WordPress Site, it will give specific

DNS settings to map on your Domain Site. Point to WordPress.

Step 4, Once the Domain is mapped over to WordPress, Sign up with

Google, and open up a GoogleApps Account.

Step 5, Open the GoogleApps control panel, and start the verification

process to show ownership of the domain. Complete only the

verification as far as Email is concerned.

Step 6, Point the MX records in the WordPress Mapping control panel to

GoogleApps.

I know it sounds a bit complicated, but, it really isn't. It is a

totally painless procedure... and once up and running... the two work

really well together.

WordPress mapping as of this post is $12 per year.... add on the cost

of owning a domain... maybe $20-40/year... not too bad for hosting and

email...