Launching Your Site With a New Blog

How to request to have a new blog setup and your site launched

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Written by Christian Peterson
Updated this week

The following instructions show you how to request to have a new blog configured on your domain and have your new Showit site launched! Follow these steps when you are ready for your site and blog to go live.

Request a New Blog Setup

  1. Inside of Showit, click "Site Settings" or "connect your domain" either will take you to the right place.

2. Click "EDIT" next to "Custom Domain" 

3. Enter your domain name where you'd like your site and blog to be

4. Check the boxes for the settings that apply to your current setup.

5. Confirm the details before finishing your setup request

6. Click "Submit" to finish the setup wizard
7. Next, choose to put in your blog setup request now or later

Note: If you are ready, we advise putting in this setup request for your blog now. It will be easier so you don't forget or publish the site and then have to change the DNS records later once you setup the blog.

8. Click "Setup New Blog"

9. Fill out the new blog request form with your current registrar information.
10. Click "SUBMIT" and then kick back and relax! We will take it from here :)

What Happens Next

  1. Our team will set up a new Wordpress blog for you and reach out once it is completed

  2. Then you can point your DNS to Showit in your domain registrar account

  3. Once DNS are pointed login to the Showit app and publish inside the app

  4. Then reach out to the Showit team to ask them to set your SSL certificate

  5. You are all finished, your site is live and good to go!

Note: If you have requested a blog setup, you will not be able to set any DNS records or have an SSL set for your site until you have been contacted by the blog team with confirmation that your blog has been successfully set up.

Glossary of Terms:

  • Domain Registrar — Where your current blog or website domain is registered. Usually a company like GoDaddy or Google Domains.

  • DNS Records — Domain Name System Records. These are the records that point your domain to your Showit site.

  • SSL Certificate — Secure Sockets Layer Certificate. This just means your site is secure.

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