How do I make a subdomain for my Kajabi site and keep my custom domain for my main website outside Kajabi?

Learn how to make a subdomain for a Kajabi site and keep my custom domain for a separate website outside Kajabi.

To make a subdomain for a Kajabi site and keep my custom domain for a separate website outside Kajabi, which may be on WordPress, Squarespace, etc., you can simply make a free subdomain through Cloudflare and link that to your Kajabi website.

Step 1: Gather all needed Accounts and Materials

To accomplish this specific task, you will need a Custom DOmain purchased through a registrar such as GoDaddy, A free Cloudflare account, a place to point your domain such as Wordpress, and Kajabi (to point your subdomain to).

Step 2: Update Nameserver Setup

The first thing you will need to do is give control to the DNS Settings to Cloudflare by changing the Nameservers in your Registrar.

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These Nameservers are specific to your Cloudflare account, And no changes made in Cloudflare will be effective until you hvae completed this task. This process is simple, but is slightly different across each Registrar.

cloudflare Change nameserver

### Step 3: Setup your DNS Records in Cloudflare for your Domain (Pointing to Wordpress)

  1. You'll need to setup an A Record that points to where your main domain is being Hosted. In this case, our domail is pointing at a Wordpress site. Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 1.22.47 PM
  2. Next, you will setup a CNAME Record (still for your Domain pointing to wordpress) that uses www. and will still point to "Imjustchill.in" when used. Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 1.25.25 PM

Step 4: Setup your DNS Records in Cloudflare for your Subdomain (Pointing to Kajabi)

Now that your domain is set up with CloudFlare, you'll need to set up a CNAME record that will point your Subdomain to Kajabi. This can be done with (e.g. "courses", "members"). For this example, we'll be using the hostname "academy". Click the " DNS" tab at the top and add your CNAME record as follows:

Type: CNAME Name: www Domain: endpoint.mykajabi.com

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Notes for This Step: - For "Domain name" be sure to enter "endpoint.mykajabi.com" exactly, and NOT your own "mykajabi.com" subdomain! - If you have an existing record with the same hostname that you're trying to add ("www" in this case) you will receive an error stating "An A, AAAA or CNAME record already exists with that host. (Code: 81053)." You will need to locate the existing record and remove it by clicking on the X at the end of the record.

Step 5. Enable Full SSL

With your record all set up, the last thing you'll need to do is enable Full SSL for your domain. Click on the Crypto settings from the top menu. In the first section labeled "SSL" you'll want to select "Full" from the drop-down menu. This will result in a certificate being issued which can take a bit before it's active. You'll know it's okay to proceed when it says " Active Certificate" below the setting.

Enable full ssl cloudflare

Step 6. Add your Custom Subdomain to Kajabi

From your Dashboard, select the Settings tab, then select Custom Domains and add your Subdomain you want to point to your Kajabi Site.

Add CF subdomain to Kajabi

You will be notified that verification is pending and then notified when the process is successful or unsuccessful

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Step 7. Add Page Rules

Page Rules let you control which Cloudflare settings trigger on a given URL. Only one Page Rule will trigger per URL, so it is helpful if you sort Page Rules in priority order, and make your URL patterns as specific as possible.

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