Transferring domain from Wordpress to Shopify

Ashish Kasama|January 4, 2018|1 Minute read|
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Connecting your WordPress domain to Shopify points your domain name at your Shopify store. We will still use the third-party domain provider to manage your domain settings, pay for your domain, and renew it.

Must ReadHow to Transfer Domain to Shopify?

You need to follow the setup guide to connect your WP domain to Shopify.

Add an existing domain to your Shopify store

  • From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Domains.
  • Click Connect existing domain
  • Enter your custom domain in the text field


Set up your existing domain (WP) to connect to Shopify

If your domain is registered with WordPress.com, you don’t have to use WordPress.com as your host. The domain you registered is yours, and you can use it with any host you want i.e. 

Updating DNS records using A Records

You can manage your domain from Domains, by clicking the Edit button next to it and then Edit DNS. You’ll see the DNS records for your domain.

Your domain’s A record points to WordPress.com by default. If you add a new A record, it will overwrite the default.

  • Your A record should point to Shopify's IP address, which is 23.227.38.32
  • Your CNAME record should point to shops.myshopify.com

Verify your connection in Shopify

Click Verify connection in store admin to confirm that your custom domain has been connected to your store.

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