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Using WordPress for your Blog

If you need more robust features for your blog, you can connect and use a Wordpress blog instead of the Built-In Blog. You will need to sign up for a Wordpress blog before following the steps below. See Wordpress's support for more information about their platform. If you are looking for information about using WordPress as your storefront see BigCommerce for WordPress (Early Access).

 

Want shoppers to make purchases from your blog? With the Buy Buttons app, you can build custom "Buy" buttons and links that add a product to the shopping cart. You can add the buttons or links to your blog, social media channels and more.

 
 

Using Your Domain Name for Your Blog

You can also set up your WordPress.com blog to be on a subdomain of your BigCommerce store. WordPress.com charges $13/year for this service.

1. Go to Server SettingsEmail & DNS Records.

2. Click the Web Hosts tab, then create a new record with the following details. We're using examples, you'll want to use a subdomain of your domain for Fully Qualified Host, and your actual Wordpress.com address for Value.

  • Type: CNAME
  • Fully Qualified Host: yourblog.yourstoredomain.com (example)
  • Value: yourblog.wordpress.com
  • Time to live: 3600

3. In your Wordpress.com dashboard, go to StoreMy Domains.

4. Click Map an Existing Domain, then type in the URL of the subdomain you've just set up. In our example, yourblog.yourstoredomain.com.

5. After you've finalized payment, your blog should be accessible from the subdomain you defined.

 

When will the domain name change? Changes to DNS records can take up to 24-48 hours to fully propagate.

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