want to use sub domain to tumblr

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  • #2281139

    brendavania
    Member

    hello!
    i bought a domain on wordpress and i want to use the sub domain to my tumblr, but i don’t know how to set it up.
    i have tried change the CNAME but it didn’t work out

    would be very grateful if anyone can help me with this. thank you!

    The blog I need help with is brendavania.com.

    #2281239

    susanhayse
    Member

    Your answer is here: “Pointing a subdomain of a domain registered with WordPress.com to an outside website” You’ll find it on this support page about halfway down the page. Is this what you’ve already tried with your CNAME record change?

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-subdomain/

    #2281246

    brendavania
    Member

    hi, yes that’s what i’ve tried. but it’s not working at all.
    i also have tried to change the A records and points it to tumblr code/number but still not working.

    #2281248

    susanhayse
    Member

    This was tricky when I tried to do it, too! There was a time lag for everything to update itself. I was making myself crazy, repeatedly testing the connection and having it fail. I had to wait overnight for it to resolve itself.

    You’ll want to remove that A record if it’s still in your Domains control panel on your WordPress.com account.

    If your subdomain here at WordPress.com is “blog.brendavania.com” you’ve probably figured out, your CNAME record here needs to look like:

    CNAME: blog alias of domains.tumblr.com

    The second step you have to complete over on Tumblr and the details are at:

    https://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/blog_management

    1. Click “Settings” under the Account menu at the top of the Dashboard, then choose the blog you’d like to update.
    2. Click the pencil to the right of the Username section (Tumblr URL section for secondary blogs) and enable “Use a custom domain.”
    3. Enter your domain (e.g., mywebsite.com) or subdomain (e.g., blog.mywebsite.com), then click “Test your domain.”
    4. Correct any problems if the test finds any, and click “Test your domain” until the test is successful.
    5. Hit “Save.”

    #2281329

    brendavania
    Member

    Hi,

    so i’ve tried it again, it actually successful, but when i click the sub-domain, the sub-domain leads to my primary domain which is brendavania.com aka my wordpress blog. is it strange or it’s normal?

    thanks for your help!

    #2281331

    susanhayse
    Member

    What is the subdomain url and what does your CNAME record look like when you check it?

    #2281332

    brendavania
    Member

    my subdomain is blog.brendavania.com
    i tried to change the CNAME record a while ago but it didn’t work out at all
    so i removed the CNAME record and changed it to the A record
    *i can’t change both at the same time*

    #2281347

    susanhayse
    Member

    Tumblr wants you to use a CNAME record if you’re working with a subdomain. That A record may be why it’s not working right for you. Would you be willing to try the CNAME record method once more?

    #2281367

    brendavania
    Member

    i just did and i always got This subdomain’s CNAME is not pointing to Tumblr. Please change the CNAME to: domains.tumblr.com

    how many hours/days i need to wait until CNAME recognize that i already put my tumblr correctly? >.<

    #2281371

    susanhayse
    Member

    I had to wait overnight – maybe 8 hours.

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