Use a Wordpress Domain with Your Site

Every website needs an address, just like ever cowboy needs a hat and every star needs a trek or a war, which is why you can easily purchase .com, .org, and .net domain names directly through your Weebly account. 

But what if you previously purchased a domain with Wordpress and that's the one you want to use with your site? Happily, our custom domain name feature allows you to setup your Weebly site with a domain you've already registered through their service (or pretty much any other service on earth). The changes we request are simple, and Wordpress makes it just as simple to implement these changes. 

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 one of our IP Addresses. Our IPs are 199.34.228.55, 199.34.228.56,  199.34.228.57, 199.34.228.58, 199.34.228.59, 199.34.228.100.

You can use whichever of these IP Addresses that you feel like using (unless you've subscribed our Business service and are using the SSL option, then you'll need to use the specific IP Address we provide when you assign your domain to your site. This can be found under Settings). All these IPs function the same way and they all work properly. If you find this confusing at all, just use the 199.34.228.55 IP.

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!

 

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). Nothing is happening on our side when you point a domain here so there isn't anything we can do to speed this up.  

The only action you need to take in our system is to make sure you've assigned the domain to your site and Published it. You can assign the domain to your site via the Settings section of the editor.  

 

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