Use a Wordpress Domain with Your Site

Our custom domain name feature allows you to setup your Weebly site with a domain you've already registered through Wordpress. The changes we request are simple, and Wordpress makes it just as simple to implement these changes. 

First, you'll want to change your site address in the Settings tab in the editor. Save your changes and copy the IP address you're shown. Log in to Wordpress and go to your Dashboard. There are a couple of ways to get to this Dashboard. You may find it by going through the profile menu in the upper right of your Wordpress account:


Or you may find a link to it under the My Blog tab:


Regardless of where you find it, if the link you click on says Dashboard then you’re heading to the right spot. 

Now find the Store section of the Dashboard and choose the My Domains option.  


Select the domain you want to use with Weebly and click the Edit button to the right of it. 


Then choose the Edit DNS tab of this Domain Management section. 

 

You’ll see a number of Existing DNS Records on this page, and it’s very likely that all of them are currently handled by Wordpress. Scroll over the “A” record and use the tiny little pencil icon on the right to make the necessary changes.
 

In this section you’ll add two A records to your domain. These records are what tell the domain to work with Weebly. 

The first record will be yourdomainname.com (please use your own domain name here) and it’ll point to the IP address you got in the first step.

Be sure to click the Add button after you’ve entered the info. 

 

The second record will be www.yourdomainname.com (as before, please use your own domain name here) and it should point to the same IP Address you used for the yourdomainname.com record. And be sure, again, to click the Add button.

 

Save your changes and you’re all done!

 

That's it! Note that it can take Wordpress up to 24 hours to update their records with your changes (though they're generally pretty speedy about it, so it should only take a few).

One other thing to note is that if your domain has what's known as an AAAA or quad A record, you'll need to remove that. These records aren't compatible with Weebly and it won't be possible to set up SSL for your domain with this record in place. 

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