Setting Up A Blog On A Convertri Site
Convertri isn’t set up for blogging, but there are times when you might want a blog on a site as well as your Convertri pages (just like us, at https://blog.convertri.com/)
You’ve got 3 options on how to structure this.
1. Have your Convertri publish to example.com, and put your blog on a different subdomain such as blog.domain.com. This is what we do. This is the best option when selling your product or service is the main focus, and your blog is designed to support that.
To do this:
- Set up example.com as a custom domain in Convertri. (See the guide for doing that here: Full Walkthrough: Setting Up A New Custom Domain)
- Set up Wordpress (or whatever blogging system you want to use) on blog.domain.com. Note that because your blog isn’t a Convertri service, you’ll need your own hosting for this. It won’t matter that you’ve pointed the root domain and www.example.com to Convertri. This won't affect pages on other subdomains.
2. Have Convertri publish to a subdomain such as offers.example.com, and install your blog on example.com. This is best if your blog is what most people will be coming to your site to see (for instance, if you do content marketing), and then you want to redirect them to your Convertri funnels or pages from the blog itself.
To do this:
- Set up Wordpress (other blogging systems are available) as normal onto example.com
- Set up the subdomain you’d like your Convertri pages published to, e.g. offers.domain.com, using a CNAME. There's a full guide on how to do this here: Full Walkthrough: Publishing Your Convertri Pages On A Subdomain Of Your Site
3. Use the Wordpress plugin to display your Convertri pages, letting you display both your Convertri pages and your blog on example.com. This is the best option if you really want all your pages to be shown on the same subdomain, but we STRONGLY advise you to use the CNAME method shown above instead. Not every Convertri feature (and some tracking) will work when using the Wordpress plugin, and you also won't benefit as much from our load speed optimisations.
To do this:
- Set up Wordpress as normal on example.com
- Install the Convertri Connector Wordpress plugin. You can find it in the account menu of your Dashboard.
- Publish your Convertri pages on any subdomain of convertri.com that you like. Your viewers will never see this URL, so it doesn’t matter.
- Create a new page on your Wordpress site, and use the Convertri Connector to iFrame the Convertri page you’d like to appear there.