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How to point WordPress.com DNS records to Pressable

Category: FAQ | Last modified: September 7, 2022

If you are assigning a domain to your Pressable account and want to know how to update your WordPress.com DNS records accordingly, please see the instructions below.

Please note, that as Pressable and WordPress.com share our server infrastructure, there are two TXT records that must be added in the WordPress.com DNS editor BEFORE the Nameservers/A Records are changed. This is explained in the sections below.

Pointing WordPress.com Nameservers to Pressable

Log into your WordPress.com account and navigate to
“Manage → Domains”

Pressable domains dashboard.

To the right of the domain name, click on the three dots and select “Name servers”

Edit your domain settings in Pressable.

Select the link “DNS records”
Name server and DNS settings in Pressable.

Due to our shared infrastructure with WordPress.com, you will need to enter two TXT records BEFORE changing the Nameservers/A Records.

To obtain these, first add your domain to this Pressable installation. Then select the blue gear icon to the right of the domain to reveal the default DNS settings. Click on the TXT records to copy their values.

Please note there is one TXT record for the www version of the domain, and one TXT record for the non-www version. Both are mandatory.

Copy the text file.

Add these TXT records to your DNS settings at WordPress.com

Adding txt records to your DNS settings in WordPress.

Adding another text record to your site at WordPress.com.

Next, disable the “Use WordPress.com Name Servers” option.

Update the nameservers to Pressable’s

ns1.openhostingservice.com
ns2.openhostingservice.com
ns3.openhostingservice.com
ns4.openhostingservice.com
ns5.openhostingservice.com

Select “Save Custom Name Servers”.

Saving your custom WordPress.com name servers information.

View WordPress.com’s directions on how to make this change here: https://wordpress.com/support/move-domain/change-name-servers/

Note: that if you already have email hosting for your domain, we recommend getting in touch with us prior to changing the name servers to minimize/prevent any email downtime.

Pointing WordPress.com A Records to Pressable

Log into your WordPress.com account and navigate to
“Manage → Domains”

Selecting your domains settings in Pressable.

To the right of the domain name, click on the three dots and select “Name servers”

The list of name server settings in the Pressable dashboard.

Select the link “DNS records”
Name server and DNS settings in Pressable.

Due to our shared infrastructure with WordPress.com, you will need to enter two TXT records BEFORE changing the Nameservers/A Records.

To obtain these, first add your domain to this Pressable installation. Then select the blue gear icon to the right of the domain to reveal the default DNS settings. Click on the TXT records to copy their values.

Please note there is one TXT record for the www version of the domain, and one TXT record for the non-www version. Both are mandatory.

Copy the text file.

Add these TXT records to your DNS settings at WordPress.com

Adding txt records to your DNS settings in WordPress.

Adding another text record to your site at WordPress.com.

Next create the A records to point to Pressable IPs:
Create the A records to point to Pressable.

Set the WordPress.com staging URL as primary.
Set your WordPress staging site as primary.

You can read WordPress.com’s guide on how to update A records here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/move-domain/setting-custom-a-records/