This guide walks you through the process of hooking up your Wix domain to your Strikingly site.
You can send this tutorial to your registrar if you need help or if you'd like us to connect your domain for you, send us the info here!
Step 1. Inside the Strikingly editor, go to Settings -> Domains and specify the domain you'd like to use for your site, such as "www.yourdomain.com". Then click "Update."
- Make sure to type your domain in lowercase to avoid the "Page not found" error when accessing your site.
- Once you click on "Update", please select "Wix" from the drop-down menu (select "Other" if your domain registrar is not on the list).
- The settings required would show "Pending" in red since they have not been set up just yet.
Step 2. Configuring Your Domain from Your Wix Account
1. Login to your Wix account, mouse over the "Subscriptions" menu and click "Domains".
2. In the "My Domains" page, click the drop-down button inline with the domain you'd like to create a subdomain for. Then select "Advanced".
3. Scroll down to the "DNS Records" section and click the "Edit DNS" button.
7. In the "A (Host)" section, fill out the fields with the following:
Host: yourdomain.com (note: this is an example)
Points to: 188.8.131.52
TTL: 1 Hour
On the a "CNAME (Aliases)" section, create a new CNAME Record. On the Alias Name, type in "www.yourdomain.com” (without the quotation marks) and on the “Points to Host Name” field, type in “dns.strikingly.com” (without the quotation marks).
Click “Save DNS” when you’re done.
8. And you’re done! It may take up to 24 - 48 hours before your new domain is populated with your Strikingly site--so you might need to wait it out. After the given time and your domain still shows your old Wix site, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other ways to check if domain is connected successfully via Settings>Domains>Custom Domain:
- Settings have partially taken effect if it shows "Complete" on one of the settings and "Pending" on the other one.
- Once the domain has been successfully connected, you'll see the "Domain is Live!" note.