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FREE FREE One-File Landing Page for Mulitple Domains

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Here is a easy landing page that should work at any hosting company with PHP.

  • Hundreds of domains, one page
  • Mobile ready
  • Everything but your logo in one file.
  • Inspired by Afternic / Buy Domains
Example: https://carprices.app, https://rvprices.app

Requirements:
  • Any recent version of PHP.
  • Able to host several domains on the same website
Instructions:
  1. edit one-page-lander.php.txt, change $your_email, change the logo, change the phone number!!
  2. rename one-page-lander.php.txt to index.php
  3. upload to the root folder of your website
If you need help, use this thread to ask questions.
 

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@mr-x : I tried you one page lander and worked great. But, no way to track which domain name is coming into your landing page with Analytics since all domain names open up your one landing page. I will stick with passing variables that way I can see the domain name in the url " /landing-page/?=domainname1.com "

In php, $_SERVER super global will have the name of the server and http host, https://www.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.server.php

For google analytics, your solution is the easiest but you could also set the host / domain using javascript.
 
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Thanks Lock !
There is also the file posted on this thread by @mr-x, it may works on WP using the good plugin ?

My page won't work with wordpress but a plugin would.

I'm busy for the next few weeks but have wanted to learn more about wordpress. I'll get back to you and if anyone is still interested in testing / giving feedback, we can work on writing a plugin.
 
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zeff

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My page won't work with wordpress but a plugin would.

I'm busy for the next few weeks but have wanted to learn more about wordpress. I'll get back to you and if anyone is still interested in testing / giving feedback, we can work on writing a plugin.

Many thanks for your answer @mr-x (y)
As wordpress is used quite a bit on the web, I might not be the only one interested in such a plugin.
 
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Many thanks for your answer @mr-x (y)
As wordpress is used quite a bit on the web, I might not be the only one interested in such a plugin.

I've written plugins for wp before but never used it to build a website. Something I've been wanting to do so maybe this is the time.
 

john888

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In php, $_SERVER super global will have the name of the server and http host, https://www.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.server.php

For google analytics, your solution is the easiest but you could also set the host / domain using javascript.

Thanks, I will check that. URL Parameters are not search engine friendly at all. I am not getting any keyword searches from Google and only direct from my domain names. Wordpress now comes with Gutenberg editor Block Builder which is very good with no bloated coding like the page builders. Someone could make money from developing a plugin. I am sure there is a great demand for this. Those wanting to set up their own should look into Google Cloud hosting since it is very fast and cheap if you have low band width. Youtube has examples of setting up your own instances.
 
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Many thanks for your answer @mr-x (y)
As wordpress is used quite a bit on the web, I might not be the only one interested in such a plugin.

Thanks, I will check that. URL Parameters are not search engine friendly at all. I am not getting any keyword searches from Google and only direct from my domain names. Wordpress now comes with Gutenberg editor Block Builder which is very good with no bloated coding like the page builders. Someone could make money from developing a plugin. I am sure there is a great demand for this. Those wanting to set up their own should look into Google Cloud hosting since it is very fast and cheap if you have low band width. Youtube has examples of setting up your own instances.

I have some time, this is something I'm interested in. If you two are willing to help me define what is needed I'll start working on it in the evenings.

I'll host the project on github and make it available to anyone who wants to use it. Please include your ideas that don't fit int the list below in a separate post. If it's OK with you, we can discuss the entire project in public so others have a chance to contribute. Should be a blast.
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1) What do you expect the plugin / website to do?
short description, one or two paragraphs
2) Requirements:
What are the minimum requirements for a working demo? Express each item in a single sentence, like A form to enter domain names, Send email
3) Three things you would love to have. Single sentence for each item.


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Is this a simple landing page builder or a website for selling domains?

Are there any API's you want to integrate with?

There are a few websites that you can point your domains to and get a simple landing page but you can't collect stats. Would you prefer a self hosted solution or a hosted solution?

Peace!



 
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zeff

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I have some time, this is something I'm interested in. If you two are willing to help me define what is needed I'll start working on it in the evenings.

I'll host the project on github and make it available to anyone who wants to use it. Please include your ideas that don't fit int the list below in a separate post. If it's OK with you, we can discuss the entire project in public so others have a chance to contribute. Should be a blast.
--

1) What do you expect the plugin / website to do?
short description, one or two paragraphs
2) Requirements:
What are the minimum requirements for a working demo? Express each item in a single sentence, like A form to enter domain names, Send email
3) Three things you would love to have. Single sentence for each item.


--
Is this a simple landing page builder or a website for selling domains?

Are there any API's you want to integrate with?

There are a few websites that you can point your domains to and get a simple landing page but you can't collect stats. Would you prefer a self hosted solution or a hosted solution?

Peace!



Hi Mr-X, sorry for not responding since your post. i didn't have time to connect on namepros during the last weeks unfortunately.

If you still have time to look at it, I am still interested to help you working on this.

I'll have time during the next week-end to answer your questions.

Sorry again for the time i took to answer.
 
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Hi Mr-X, sorry for not responding since your post. i didn't have time to connect on namepros during the last weeks unfortunately.

If you still have time to look at it, I am still interested to help you working on this.

I'll have time during the next week-end to answer your questions.

Sorry again for the time i took to answer.

Thanks zeff.

My thoughts after exploring several open source CMS, including impresspages.org and micorwebber.org is to start with a plugin for wordpress.

My reasoning:

1) Impress Pages is not being developed. MicroWebber's interface is too complicated and a bit sluggish.

2) Wordpress is free and the free version of elementor is easy to use and enough to build custom landing pages.

3) Elementor can import starter templates, so everyone should be able to get a website up in 30 minutes.

What do you think? What is the minimum information we need to capture for domains, api's we can integrate with in the future.
 
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zeff

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Hi mr-x,

I also agree that free wp + free elementor can be enough to build a page (personally I use divi)

The existing I have found with WP is the following:
Once you have set up a landing page, you have to clone the landing page for each domain you have.
a landing page for mydomainA
a landing page for mydomainB
a landing page for mydomainC
...
Then you set up a redirection of your domains on your registrar to land the domain on the right page.


The possibility (plugin) i haven't found is the same landing page for multiple domains:
set up a landing page
set up the dns (or redirection ?) of the domains on the registrar
display the name that was typed on the address bar on this landing page

From the way I see it, there could have bonuses like:
- display the domain name on the landing page's contact form
- display the domain's price by connecting the domain name to a table that contains the name and the price. Then picking up the price and display it on the page

I don't know if that answers to your questions ?
 
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@zeff Let me know if this is the correct flow:

Register domain, assign DNS and or IP address at registration ( this can automatic at enom ) and the domain is directed to our website.

The plugin checks the request, if it is not for our websites, domain,

1) If we know about this domain and have information like price, description, etc. we show it

2) Otherwise we just show a generic landing page with the domain name.

3) Do some record keeping ( data collected to be determined )

Technically the website needs a dedicated IP address, otherwise the webserver will show the first website using that IP, which could be anything, including a blank page.

Alternative to a dedicated IP would be detecting the domain from the URL. Every registrar has the ability forward traffic to a url, You would have to use http://example.com/newdomain.com or example.com/?domain=newdomain.com

Sound right?

Also, if someone points a domain at our website by accident or on purpose, it will get a landing page :).
 
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zeff

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@mr-x

Yes, that's the need.

Technically, I don't know exactly how this works with the dns settings but i'd say in one sentence that ideally the plugin would have the skills of domains marketplaces like dan or sedo when you list a domain on their marketplace and when you set up the dns to make your domain land on a marketplace landing page.

Also, if someone points a domain at our website by accident or on purpose, it will get a landing page :).
:xf.smile: Didn't think this way before, good point !
 
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If you guys want an alternative to Wordpress and want to have a much better user experience, i can recommend you landing pages built with Gatsby (much faster, reliable, safe and modern) with built in payment options and Make offer.
You can have a look at Supernames.com or Brandshore.com.

"Gatsby enables developers to build fast, secure, and powerful websites using a React-based framework and innovative data layer that makes integrating different content, APIs, and services into one web experience incredibly simple." - Who talks like this?

Anyway.. brandshore and supernames look incredible but gatsby is a front end, you still need wordpress or an API to manage the data.

Using git as a backend sounds good but unless you have a paid account, your website and content can be forked. Which has it's advantages but we not everyone will want to share their data.

We need to run on economy hosting and modest VPS, install with a single command and hopefully, in a few iterations, get a complete website up and running in less than 10 minutes.
 
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Max1000

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This looks like a very interesting project indeed.
Am happy to test (am good at breaking sites, not good at building them!) (er... did I just say that in public..... please don't read!)
I would say from having read all thread that WP is the way to go if you want a plugin that can be provided widely.

re
Alternative to a dedicated IP would be detecting the domain from the URL. Every registrar has the ability forward traffic to a url, You would have to use http://example.com/newdomain.com or example.com/?domain=newdomain.com

Sound right?
You are quite right; detecting domain from the URL is far better, far more universal. A dedicated IP as a requirement would make it too niche especially when as you say, any Registrar can redirect a domain.
 
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You are quite right; detecting domain from the URL is far better, far more universal. A dedicated IP as a requirement would make it too niche especially when as you say, any Registrar can redirect a domain.

Both ideas can work together but you're correct, forwarding is much easier.

@Aron Raduly the headless cms, react front-end thing is very cool. How are you managing your data?
 
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john888

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Plugin Multiple Pages Generator using one template page and spreadsheets looks good. If someone wants to create a free plugin for domainers and make money from ads would work. I would like to take a chunk out of the Godaddy secondary market domination.

Market places like Dan or Escrow should be making a simple plugin if they want the transaction done on their website.
 
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Plugin Multiple Pages Generator using one template page and spreadsheets looks good. If someone wants to create a free plugin for domainers and make money from ads would work. I would like to take a chunk out of the Godaddy secondary market domination.

That's what we are building. WP is GPL so the code stays available to the community.

Market places like Dan or Escrow should be making a simple plugin if they want the transaction done on their website.

That's what API's are for. I hope to eventually integrate with a few market places, registrars as add-ons. Install only what you need.. but that's down the road.
 

Aron Raduly

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"Gatsby enables developers to build fast, secure, and powerful websites using a React-based framework and innovative data layer that makes integrating different content, APIs, and services into one web experience incredibly simple." - Who talks like this?

Anyway.. brandshore and supernames look incredible but gatsby is a front end, you still need wordpress or an API to manage the data.

Using git as a backend sounds good but unless you have a paid account, your website and content can be forked. Which has it's advantages but we not everyone will want to share their data.

We need to run on economy hosting and modest VPS, install with a single command and hopefully, in a few iterations, get a complete website up and running in less than 10 minutes.

Who talks like this? A company who built websites for the following companies: Bitcoin.com, Airbnb, Nike, Braun, National Geographic, SendGrid, etc. :)
But thanks for your opinion :)
 
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Who talks like this? A company who built websites for the following companies: Bitcoin.com, Airbnb, Nike, Braun, National Geographic, SendGrid, etc. :)
But thanks for your opinion :)

That paragraph was written by marketers, not builders. You're welcome.

The product ( gatsby ) looks great. I guess "open-source static site generator" was already taken. :)
 
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Aron Raduly

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That paragraph was written by marketers, not builders. You're welcome.

The product ( gatsby ) looks great. I guess "open-source static site generator" was already taken. :)
Well yeah, but i guess those marketers know what Gatsby builders are doing. And they do it well.
Anyways, we manage data using Airtable.
 
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