Building an indie business in the center of venture capital. My name is Alex Edmonds. People call me supreme rum, ham. And this is a building an indie business podcast recorded in the indie business studio. Okay, so last week, I discussed how to add a domain name and remove a domain name from WordPress. So this week its how to add a domain to Shopify.
I will be doing this live and doing it for smashing themes.com. Okay, so you're at the Shopify admin page for your Shopify store, you go to settings, you go all the way down to domains. Now, I have an existing domain, so I'm going to click Connect existing domain. And I have to type it in. So smashing themes.com Then, to connect your domain, follow the instructions to change your domain provider account settings, follow the instructions.
Okay, so the next step is to log in to your domain registrar. So, that is where you bought your custom domain, Porkbun, GoDaddy or whatever. And then do you want to go into the advanced domains, advanced DNS Record? Change the CNAME record or add a CNAME record. So CNAME record and the host would be www and then domain the domain to smashingthemes.my shopify.com?
Then you do A records and you do A records for the Shopify IP address. So I have to delete my current A records and then I'm just going to add new ones just cause and so what you have to do is the host is @ and then Shopify's IP address is 22.214.171.124. Okay. And then click the checkmark. And then I like to do www just in case there's nerds that still type that in. So just the same thing 126.96.36.199.
Go back to Shopify and then you click Verify connection. And then it says SSL is pending. So now that that's done, I have to wait till it's all good. And so let's check it. Alright, so if you go to smashing themes.com and you see the Shopify store instead of the landing page. Yeah. Which is what it originally was the landing pages that was just, you know, the landing page. That was oh, it was just like the gray page that I use for like all my, like the podcast's website for revenue research. Yeah, it was just that. But now it's more. And I was still able to keep the connection to Google and ahrefs. So, yeah. So that's how you set up a domain on Shopify. Thank you for listening. Have a nice day. Bye