Custom Domain / Vanity URL

Looking to use your own domain name with Sonoran CMS? We've made it easy for you!
Only the Community Owner will have access to change and view Custom Domain settings.
Custom login pages require the standard version or higher. For more information, see our pricing or view how to check your community limits.
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Vanity URL's

Each community gets a FREE vanity URL, vanity URL's allow all communities to get access to the custom login page system. When visiting your community's vanity URL you will be greeted with a custom login page as shown below with the community's image.
Your community's vanity URL can be found in your Administrative Panel > Advanced > Custom Domain.
Note: Vanity URL's are based on your community ID, if you change your community ID your vanity URL will also change.

Custom Login Page

The custom login page allows your community members to register, sign-in, and access your CMS all on your own domain!
Sonoran CMS Custom Domain Login Page Example

Custom Domain

1. Add a CNAME Record for your Domain

If you are unsure how to add a DNS record, you will need to contact your domain registrar. Or, you may purchase a new domain name with Sonoran Servers.
In your domain's DNS records, add a CNAME type record with the name set to any desired subdomain and the content set to
The example record below sets as the custom login page URL.
Cloudflare - DNS Record
Cloudflare Users: Be sure to have the DNS record proxy DISABLED - and set to DNS Only.

2. Set the Domain Name in Sonoran CMS

In the Sonoran CMS Administrative Panel > Advanced > Custom Domain, set the custom domain URL. This should not contain any https:// or other extensions.
Don't forget to press save! Users can now visit this custom domain to view the CMS with a custom login page.
Sonoran CMS - Custom Domain URL
When updating or changing an existing DNS record, it may take some time for the change to propagate (based on your TTL). You can try running ipconfig /flushdns in a Windows CMD window and restarting your browser. Otherwise, you can test with other browsers/devices/users while you wait.


I can't see other communities when using a custom domain

Custom domains prevent other Sonoran CMS communities from being visible. You will need to use the root domain to view multiple communities at once.