How to point WordPress.com DNS records to Pressable

Last modified: January 12, 2021

Pointing WordPress.com Nameservers to Pressable

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

Updating WordPress.com DNS Records to Pressable | Nameservers

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

Updating WordPress.com DNS Records to Pressable | Nameservers

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”.

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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”

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

Select the link “DNS records”
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You will need to enter TXT records, obtained from the settings page for this site in my.pressable.com. 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.

Updating WordPress.com DNS Records to Pressable | A Records

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

Next create the A records to point to Pressable IPs:

Set the WordPress.com staging URL 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/

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