How do I connect my domain to Tumblr account (in cPanel)?

Tumblr is a social networking website and a platform for microblogging. Besides using default addresses like myaddress.tumblr.com, you can map your own domain to your Tumblr account. This will allow people to access your blog website through your domain. In order to link your domain hosted with us to your Tumblr account, follow these steps:

for cPanel paper_lantern theme
for cPanel x3 theme



for cPanel paper_lantern theme:

1. Log into your cPanel account.
2. Click on Advanced Zone Editor menu in Domains section:



3. Select the domain you wish to link to the Tumblr account.

4. Scroll down to the Zone File Records section, find A record for your domain and click on Edit in order to set up the following record:

Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: A
Address: 66.6.44.4



5. Enter domains.tumblr.com for www.yourdomain.com and choose CNAME as the record type from the drop-down menu. Here is the record you need to set up:

Name: www.yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: CNAME
CNAME: domains.tumblr.com



If you wish to use a subdomain (like blog.domain.com), you need to create a CNAME record for the subdomain (or edit the existing record if the subdomain is already created) and use domains.tumblr.com as CNAME:

Name: blog.yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: CNAME
CNAME: domains.tumblr.com

NOTE: The changes may take up to 30 minutes to take effect.


Once these settings are in place, you will need to continue the setup on Tumblr's side:

1. Log into your Tumblr account.
2. Click on the Account icon on top right, then hit Settings.
3. Choose the blog you wish to link to the domain:



4. Click on the Edit icon:



5. Select Use a custom domain name and enter your domain (domain.com) or subdomain (blog.domain.com).

6. Then click Test domain and correct problems if the test finds any, click on Test domain until the test is successful. Then hit Save:



7. It may take up to 72 hours for the changes to take effect. When you visit the subdomain/domain, you should see a Tumblr error page – this means that the domain is pointed to Tumblr correctly, but your blog hasn’t been configured to use it yet. ntern theme:


for cPanel x3 theme:

1. Log into your cPanel account.
2. Click on the Advanced DNS Zone Editor menu in the Domains section:



3. Select the domain you wish to link to the Tumblr account.

4. Scroll down to the Zone File Records section, find A record for your domain and click on the Edit button in order to set up the following record:

Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: A
Address: 66.6.44.4



5. Enter domains.tumblr.com for www.yourdomain.com and choose CNAME as the record type from the drop-down menu. Here is the record you need to set up:

Name: www.yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: CNAME
CNAME: domains.tumblr.com



If you wish to use a subdomain (like blog.domain.com), you need to create a CNAME record for the subdomain (or edit the existing record if the subdomain is already created) and use domains.tumblr.com as CNAME:

Name: blog.yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: CNAME
CNAME: domains.tumblr.com

NOTE: The changes may take up to 30 minutes to take effect.


Once these settings are in place, you will need to continue the setup on Tumblr's side:

1. Log into your Tumblr account.
2. Click on the Account icon on top right, then hit Settings.
3. Choose the blog you wish to link to the domain:



4. Click on the Edit icon:



5. Select Use a custom domain name and enter your domain (domain.com) or subdomain (blog.domain.com).

6. Then click Test domain and correct problems if the test finds any, click on Test domain until the test is successful. Then hit Save:



7. It may take up to 72 hours for the changes to take effect. When you visit the subdomain/domain, you should see a Tumblr error page – this means that the domain is pointed to Tumblr correctly, but your blog hasn’t been configured to use it yet.


That's it!

              
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