Good evening to everyone in the community. I'm trying to connect the domain I bought from a third party to my shopify store and it's been over two hours going from hyperlink to hyperlink trying to figure out how to do this!! Finally, I contacted the provider I bought the domain from who offered to do the connection (as they have DIRECT service and contact with their customers) but I needed to say the ID. So began a new marathon of directory to directory "help" searches through the labyrinthine shopify to find out what my page id is!! Finally, I couldn't find it since the options in the control panel, in the "settings" have changed from the video tutorial!! I have spent all day today so far contacting to find a solution and manage to link the page to the domain I bought from a third party provider of my choice (not shopify) and I have been struggling a lot as a newbie!! And finally, it is not at all easy to create an online store with Shopify, nor is it as simple as you advertise, it is just as complicated for beginners as any other platform. In conclusion, does anyone know how to help me find the ID that the developer of the page I bought the domain from is asking to help me link it?
I can definitely empathize with your feeling that things are not easy to begin with, I know I felt the same when I built my first store. For connecting a third party domain to Shopify, you need the following:
The Shopify IP address 188.8.131.52
The www CNAME record shops.myshopify.com
To apply the changes:
On your domain provider’s website, log in to your account.
Find the DNS settings or domain management area.
Change the following records:
Point the A record to the Shopify IP address 184.108.40.206.
If necessary, change the Host name to the @ symbol.
Delete any other A records on the domain if there are any present.
Point the CNAME record with the name www to shops.myshopify.com.
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