You’ve spent time configuring, also importing products, and ultimately creating your new Shopify store. Here we tell you what you still have to do to publish it, so that everyone can see it and start selling.
These are the steps to follow to make your new Shopify store visible under your own domain.
ADD THE NEW DOMAIN TO SHOPIFY
Within the Shopify administration panel, go to Sales Channels > Domains > Connect existing domain and paste here the domain you want to connect.
UPDATE THE DNS RECORDS
In the administration panel of your domain you need to make two changes:
Replace the IP address
Add or replace the CNAME record
REMOVES THE FRONT END PASSWORD
In Shopify, go to Sales Channels > Preferences > Password protection and uncheck Enable password.
If you don’t remove the password, your customers won’t be able to access your store even if you have it published.
ADD MORE DOMAINS IF NEEDED
You can repeat steps 1 and 2 for other domains you own. If you do this, you can define a main domain from all of them, as you will see in the next point.
The number of domains you associate with your Shopify store is irrelevant to SEO.
DEFINE A PRIMARY DOMAIN IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE
In Sales Channels > Domains you can define which will be your main domain. If you want the traffic of all your domains to be redirected to the main domain, make sure that the Redirect all traffic to this domain option is checked. Doing this is important for the SEO of your Shopify online store.
WHAT 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD CHECK ON LAUNCH DAY
Check the following just before you publish your Shopify online store:
- Perform a final review to find and correct errors in texts and images.
- Also check all links to make sure you don’t have any broken links (error 404). The brokenlinkcheck.com tool will help you in this mission.
- If you had discount coupons activated in your previous store, make sure you also create them in your new Shopify store.
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