Connecting a WordPress.com Domain to Your Strikingly Site

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This guide walks you through the process of hooking up your www and root domain to your Strikingly site. You can send this tutorial to your registrar. Or if you'd like us to connect your domain for you, send us the information here!

 

 

Step 1: Connect to Your Custom Domain on Strikingly

1. Go to your Strikingly site editor, click "SETTINGS > Domains".

2. Put your custom domain in the "Custom Domain/Subdomain" box, such as "www.yourdomain.com" (without https:// or http:// or /).

3. Click "UPDATE".

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Note:

  • Type your domain in lowercase to avoid the "Page not found" error when accessing your site.
  • Choose your registrar after you click "UPDATE" and continue the setup from your registrar. 

 

 

Step 2: Find WordPress's DNS Settings

1. Sign in to your WordPress.com's account.

2. Click "My Sites" at the top left corner of the screen

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3. On the left panel, scroll down and click "Domains".

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4. Click the domain that you'd like to connect to your Strikingly site.  

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5. Click "Name Servers and DNS".

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6. Click "DNS Records". (DO NOT touch the "Nameservers".)

7. Remove "A" records and "CNAMES" pointing to WordPress (Handled by WordPress.com) if any. Do not delete MX records, they are for your email service.

 

 

Step 3: Add a CNAME record on WordPress

1. Click "Add New DNS Record".

2. In the "Type" field, select CNAME

3. In the "Name" field, enter www

4. In the "Alias of" field, enter www domain + .s.strikinglydns.com

www domain in the value field "www domain + .s.strikinglydns.com" should be your domain name. Here are some examples of how the value should be: 

  • Your domain is www.xxx.com, the value should be: www.xxx.com.s.strikinglydns.com
  • Your domain is www.abc.net, the value should be: www.abc.net.s.strikinglydns.com
  • Your domain is www.yourdomain.com, the value should be: www.yourdomain.com.s.strikinglydns.com

5. Click "Add New DNS Record".

Tip: If you can't add a www CNAME record, look for existed CNAME and A records for www and delete them (only for www).

 

 

Step 4: Add an A record on WordPress

1. Click "Add New DNS Record".

2. In the "Type" field, select A

3. In the "Name" field, leave it blank

4. In the "Points To" field, enter 54.183.102.22

5. Click "Add New DNS Record".

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Step 5: Wait for the Records to Take Effect

Now that you've set up the domain records. Please allow a few up to 48 hours for the changes in the domain records to take effect globally. Once it's done, HTTPS/SSL will be automatically activated within 24 hours. Be sure to clear your browser cache before you check to see if the domain is working.

 

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If your site doesn't go online after 48 hours, contact us at support@strikingly.com or chat with us and include a screenshot of your domain settings so we can help!

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