Creating and maintaining a website is challenging for many people. It seems as if you need special technical knowledge, which can be obtained only after several years of immersion in the topic. So many complex words immediately come to mind; Domain, SSL certificates, hosting, web page. All this is difficult for one person to set up and maintain over time.
Do you also think so?
What if we say it's easier than you thought? What if you can create a ready-made website from your Notion page?
Yes, that's right. We will show you how to do this and what the Cloakist platform has to do with it in this article.
What are domains and Notion?
First, let's deal with the concepts. What is a custom domain? This is the name of the website that you own and manage. And if someone decides to use the same name, then it won't be possible, because the domain is already registered to you. So it's like your own personal property on the internet where your website can live.
Many individuals, startups and companies create their website using the Notion functionality. Notion is a platform for managing content and data without the complexities of databases and coding.
Although Notion is simple to use, it has many useful features and capabilities, one of which is the creation of websites directly from a Notion page.
Adding a custom domain to the Notion page
The main problem faced by people who have made a website from a Notion page is the domain. When you create a new page in Notion you get a link assigned by Notion that looks something like this:
This is not ideal if you want your page to represent a serious business or blog. The issue lies not only in the appearance of the link. You also cannot customize the branding, change the preview of links to social networks, add any elements to your page, set a password, or track analytics. And this can be a showstopper if you want to grow your brand or your business.
There are several more reasons why you need a personal domain: users will be able to identify with your brand, and you will be able to integrate analytics, webchat, and other third-party tools.
That's why Cloakist exists. It’s the easiest way for you to set up a custom domain for the Notion website.
Cloakist puts your Notion website on steroids. What can you do with our service:
- create a public website from any page in Notion;
- easily set up a custom domain for your Notion page;
- add password protection to your Notion page;
- full navigation between multiple Notion pages from your custom domain;
- assign a sub-domain to various Notion pages;
- configure hosting management.
Creating and managing your website should be a quick and straightforward task that doesn’t take much time.
You don't need technical knowledge on how to make your website.
You can just use Cloakist!
How to personalize the domain from the Notion website?
To get started with Cloakist as quickly as possible, you need to take a few preliminary steps.
First, buy your domain for the website or reuse a sub-domain from an existing domain you own, e.g. mypage.mydomain.com. You can do this on registrars like Google Domains, GoDaddy, Namecheap, Bluehost, or Hostinger.
Secondly, just create your public page in Notion, this will later become your new website.
After these two steps, you are ready to set up your site on Cloakist.
To get started, register for an account. We have 3 plans. All the plans will allow you to use your own domain and customize the branding of your website. The simplest is the Hobby Plan which gives you one custom domain. If you need more websites then use the Pro Plan which allows you to create websites at three different domains. The Scale Plan gives you up to ten websites and includes premium support and special features that will be created specifically for you.
From the Cloakist website just click on «Try Cloakist for fee», this will guide you through the 3 step process.
- Enter your name and email, then create a password
- Enter your custom domain name
- Enter the link to your Notion page
Now we have all the details we need to connect your Notion page to your custom domain.
Next, you just need to link it up with your domain service (the full instructions will be in your Cloakist Dashboard) and that's it. The Cloakist app will do all the work for you. And after a few seconds, you will have a Notion site with a custom domain.
Once everything is connected, you can go ahead and change the branding and social images, add password protection and configure other customizations, all directly from your Cloakist Dashboard.
What did you say about Notion Password Protection?
Yes, that’s right. With Sotion by Cloakist, you can easily add password protection to your Notion page.
This is done from our dedicated app called Sotion.so.
Adding a password to your site is convenient if you want to share sensitive information that can only be accessed if a user enters the correct password. Sotion will allow you to choose your own password and customize the password page with your own branding and instructions for the user.
Once the correct password is entered, the user will be taken directly to your Notion site at the custom domain.
What else can a Cloakist do?
Our platform works not only with the custom domains for Notion websites. You will be surprised at the number of other services that we can customize for you in the same way.
Cloakist can do custom domains and branding for Airtable forms, ClickUp documents, Adobe Spark pages, Trello boards, pages from Adobe Express, Calendly, ClickUp, Coda, Confluence, Dropbox Paper, Formstack, Google Docs, Google Forms, Hey World, HubSpot Forms, JotForm, Loom, Microsoft Sway, Roam Garden, Roam Research, Substack, Typeform, Xero, and more.
See all the examples here: cloak.ist/examples
No more complicated instructions and not a single line of code — everything can be done in a few clicks in Cloakist.
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