Everything you need to know to get started!

Setting up a site with really is a simple process and once you have got one site live on the platform, expanding your portfolio is even easier!

Please see below a checklist of everything you need to do to get your site live with us. Remember, every partner that comes on board with get assigned their very own Partner Manager so anything that you are unsure about, please do not hesitate to contact them and they will be more than happy to help. Now, let’s get started!

1. Purchase a domain name

The first step is ensuring that you purchase a domain name that is suitable to the dating market that you want to advertise to. You can get your domains at a number of places such as or Prices for a domain usually come at a cost of anywhere from £5.98 to £19.95 for 2 years. (However, this may vary between different sites and also depends on the URL you wish to purchase).

2. Hosting

You need to ensure that after you purchase your domain name you also purchase hosting. You can usually purchase a domain and hosting as one package. Remember, you only need hosting for the landing page of your dating site as the site application is hosted by

3. Design a landing page provides the platform for your dating site, however it is your responsibility to create and design a landing page. To do this, you need to make sure that you have received the necessary coding from your Partner Manager that includes the information for Member Login/Registration/Latest Member Feed and Search. If you require some assistance with the design of your landing page then we can provide you with a contact list of some freelance designers. Your Partner Manager will also send over to you some example site designs to illustrate the quality of design that is required.

4. Create a CNAME

To ensure your landing page links through to the WLD platform you need to create a CNAME record. This is created when the domain you are using is being hosted under the DNS records settings. Typically a CNAME would be (or whatever your domains extension maybe). Point this to; The CNAME record you set up must be used as the post URL to any links that there are within your landing page coding.

Once this has been created it could take up to 24 hours to propagate. You can check to see if the CNAME has been set up correctly at; htpp:// Input the CNAME you have created and check to see if it has propagated and that it points to Don’t hesitate to contact your Partner Manager if you have any queries about this.

5. Portal Steps

Complete the steps in the Partner Portal. Ensure you have customised the colours in the back-end checking there are no colour clashes. You also need to ensure you have a header and footer that fit the dimension requirement: Width = 960px Height = 120-150px, input this using basic HTML. If you have any problems, please contact your Partner Manager who would be able to input the image for you. Note – Application URL is the CNAME.

6. Submit for Approval

Submit your site for approval and await feedback from your Partner Manager. If there are no changes or alterations to be made then you will receive an approval email stating that your site has been site live!

Jessica Dimsdale, Partner Manager @

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