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Using Blogger for Your Blog

This article primarily covers adding a blog that uses a subdomain of your store (e.g. If you wish to use the pre-assigned Blogger URL (, you can skip to Adding a link to your blog. If you need help using Blogger, visit the Blogger Help Center

Creating a custom domain in Blogger

1. If you have not already created a blog in Blogger, do so now.


2. On the Blogger dashboard, click the arrow next to the Documents icon, and choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

Blogger Settings Basic

3. Under the Publishing section, click Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog beneath your current Blogger address.

4. Under Third party domain settings, type your preferred blog address. It must be a subdomain of your store's domain (e.g.

Adding a Domain Name

5. Click Save when finished. You will get an error message that reads We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Below that, two CNAME records will be provided to you:

  • Host: blog Points to:
  • Host: [random numbers and letters] Points to: [random numbers and]

Keep this screen up. You will need it to create CNAME Records where your domain's nameservers are hosted.


Domain Errors


Don't see an Error 12? This means that there is something incorrect with your DNS settings. For example, if you configured a permanent redirect, or if you have just purchased your URL. Check with your Domain Registrar or the Blogger Help Center for more information.

Adding DNS records into BigCommerce


Check your Nameservers! The steps below will only work if your nameservers are pointed to BigCommerce. Otherwise, you will need to add CNAMEs for whichever service hosts your nameservers. Google has provided instructions for various hosting services.

1. In your BigCommerce Control Panel, go to Server Settings › DNS Records.

2. Click on the Web Hosts tab.

Web Hosts tab

3. In the blank field at the bottom of the list, do the following:

  • Under Type, choose CNAME from the dropdown.
  • Under Fully Qualified Host, type your preferred blog URL (e.g.
  • Under Value, type (or copy/paste) from the dropdown.
  • Ignore Time to Live
  • Click Add

CNAME record

4. In the new blank field at the bottom of the list, do the following:

  • Under Type, choose CNAME from the dropdown.
  • Under Fully Qualified Host, copy/paste the [random numbers and letters] Host from the Blogger screen, followed by .[yourdomain] (e.g.
  • Under Value, copy/paste the [random numbers and] URL.
  • Ignore Time to Live
  • Click Add

Another CNAME record

When these are successfully added, you can return to the Blogger screen.

Finishing the setup in Blogger

1. On the Blogger screen, click Save.


2. You will be returned to the Settings page, and see that the blog address is now on your subdomain, and the old address is redirecting.


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