Right after adding your site to MagicPress, your MagicPress panel will look like this.

For your site to be available to the public, you’ll need to configure your domain settings. Specifically, you’ll need to change the name servers on your domain registrar to the ones provided in the nameservers setup section of your MagicPress panel.

Clicking set up your nameservers will reveal the name servers you’ll need to enter for your domain.

Note that the values shown in the image above are only examples. You need to use the values provided in your MagicPress panel.

Then, you’ll need to visit your domain registrar, in this case GoDaddy, and perform the following steps.

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
    godaddy-domains-manage
  3. Select the domain name you want to use, click Settings and select Manage DNS.
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  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. Under Nameservers, click Manage.
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  6. Under Setup type, select Custom.
  7. Click Enter custom nameservers.
  8. Fill out the name server fields with the name servers provided in the MagicPress panel shown above (click Add Nameserver if necessary). Click Save to save changes.
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Note: Once you have made changes to your nameservers at the registrar, there will be 24-48 hours of DNS propagation during which your website may not be available.


Alternatively, you can direct your domain to MagicPress by creating an A record in the DNS settings of your domain registrar.

First, click set up your nameservers on your MagicPress panel.

This will reveal the data that needs to be entered in the A record.

Note that the values shown in the image above are only examples. You need to use the values provided in your MagicPress panel.

Then, you’ll need to visit your domain registrar, in this case GoDaddy, and perform the following steps.

  1. Log in to your Account Manager
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. Select the domain name you want to use, click Settings and select Manage DNS.
  4. Click the DNS Zone File tab.
  5. Click the Edit option to get to the Zone File Editor.
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  6. Click Add Record.
  7. From the Record type list, select A (Host).
  8. Complete the following fields:
    • Host Name — Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to point the record directly to your domain name.
    • Points to IP Address — Enter the IP address provided in the MagicPress panel.
    • TTL —insert the data from the MagicPress panel.
  9. Click OK, then click Save Zone File. The new A record displays in the A (Host) section.

Note: Once you have made changes to your DNS settings at the registrar, there will be 24-48 hours of DNS propagation during which your website may not be available.