Your First Site
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Creating your first site is straight forward. Let's step through them. First click on the + New Site button located in the header and you will see the below pop-up screen.
1. Get your domain
First, type in your domain name you want to use for your site. Please ensure that you only type in the top-level domain (also called root domain or apex domain). Next, think about the final URL for your site. Should it be accessed as http://my-domain.com? Or http://www.my-domain.com? Many prefer www as a convention (i.e. World Wide Web) to prefix your website's URL.
We discuss the details around setting up your domain in Setting up a domain documentation. For now, you can decide whether your site should have www as a prefix or not. Let's also ignore the Cloudflare Integration part, which will be discussed in Cloudflare Integration documentation.
2. Set up your domain
Next pop-up screen will tell you to add a CNAME entry to your domain registrar. If you are familiar with DNS servers, you can do that right away. Otherwise, as aforementioned, this is is discussed in detail in Setting up a domain. For now, click on Got It to move on.
3. Add some contents
Next pop-up screen will tell you to add either a RSS feed or a keyword. RSS feed is a popular file format which contains list of contents available mostly from content-driven websites (e.g. news). By adding a RSS feed, Newsy can periodically import contents to your site.
If you don't have any RSS feeds in mind, you can add a keyword, which is suitable for your domain. Newsy will then automatically crawl popular content sources such as YouTube, Vimeo, New York Times, Reddit and import those contents to your site. When adding keywords, it is best if you are specific (e.g. domain name news) rather than general (e.g. news). The purpose is to ensure that your site contains a niche list of contents highly focused around the type of users your site will attract.
For more information, please read adding and managing contents via RSS feeds and via keyword searche. To understand more on how Newsy works to attract more traffic, you can also read Building traffic for your site.
4. That's it.
That should create your first site. If you have added a RSS feed or keyword, you should see some contents imported already to your site.
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