Tumblr now is an indeed powerful platform for convenient and at the same time advanced site-building. Also, this is one of the most rapidly developing social media on the web, which includes more than 66 million blogs with over 28 billion posts on them. But the auditory amount is not the only thing that makes this source respectful and recognizable. One more option the one can benefit from using Tumblr services is their great variety of hundreds graphically rich and powerful templates, many of which are free. In addition to it, every tumblr blog is enriched with easy social nets sharing tool, mass post editor and queue posting opportunity that allows keeping your site up-to-date without your direct participation.
Discover more about tumblr powers here. To enjoy tumblr services, you should:
Note that the portrait picture you set will show as the website’s icon. But whatever username you create, you can set your custom domain as your blog URL.
Set DNS records for your domain
- Go to Domains > My Domains menu;
- Choose the domain you want to point your tumblr blog to and click DNS button:
If you use default DomainName nameservers you will be redirected to DNS Management page. If your domain is pointed to third-party nameservers you will see the following message:
It means that you should add the needed DNS records on your DNS provider side or switch your domain to our default nameservers;
- Create A record for host name “@ (domain without WWW)” and type “126.96.36.199” in the "Address" field;
- Create CNAME record for “www (domain with WWW)” host name with “domains.tumblr.com” set in the "Address" field.
Make the changes to your tumblr.com client area
- Log in to your account with Tumblr. You are automatically directed to the Tumblr Dashboard customer panel;
- Click on your blog’s title in the top right corner, or the next to the Dashboard link menu. You will see an expanded column of options accessible for customization. Choose Blog settings option from the menu;
- In the "URL" field you should tick the "Use custom domain" option. Once it’s chosen type your domain and click the Test your domain button;
- Correct problems if the test reveals any, and keep clicking Test your domain until the test is successful;
- Once the test passes successfully scroll down and click Save.
At this point your domain is pointed correctly to your tumblr blog. Still note, that after re-configuring your domain, it could take up to 30 minutes for the changes to take effect. If you try to visit your domain page within that time, you will most likely see a Tumblr error page — this means the domain is correctly pointed to Tumblr, but that the changes haven’t taken effect yet.
If you find this instruction not clear enough feel free to view Tumblr’s own guideline on how to use your custom domain properly.
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