Connecting Your Domain Using the WordPress Plugin

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Great news! If you’re an Unbounce customer on a paid plan, you can publish landing pages to your WordPress domain through our WordPress Plugin, without the complexity of DNS record and CNAME setup. Additionally, if you’re an Agency user, you can hit the ground running and onboard WordPress clients and authors seamlessly.

What you will need:

  • Self-hosted WordPress site
  • Supported version of WordPress (4.1.5+), installed at either the root or subdomain.
  • Tested up to 4.7.5
  • Access to your site admin.
  • PHP version 5.6 or higher.
  • PHP cURL enabled version 7.34.0 or higher.
  • OpenSSL version 1.0.1 or higher.
  • TLS 1.2 or higher

This article will help you out with:


Adding a WordPress Domain to your Unbounce Account

WordPress must be installed on your root domain (such as www.myawesomecompany.com) or subdomain (such as promo.myawesomecompany.com). WordPress sites installed on a path (such as www.myawesomecompany.com/new) are not currently supported. If your WordPress site is installed on a path, such aswww.myawesomecompany.com/new, lead tracking, conversion counters, and form submission will not work.

Adding a WordPress Domain to Your Unbounce Account:

Note:

There is no charge for adding a WordPress domain. 
  1. Log into your Unbounce account.
  2. Navigate to the client account where you'd like to install a WordPress domain by clicking the arrow in the top left-hand corner of the screen. This will create a drop-down menu will all the clients in your account. If you're installing the domain on your own account, move on to Step number 3. 
  3. Click the Domains button on the left-hand side of the screen. A new screen will appear. 
  4. In the new Domains screen, click the Add a Domain button at the top-lefthand corner of the screen. 
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  6. In the new Add a Domain dialog box, select the Add a WordPress Domain tab. In this tab, enter your WordPress address (URL) in the blank field.
  7. Click the green Add a WordPress Domain button in the bottom right-hand corner of the dialog box to complete the addition.
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Note:

Make sure your domain within Unbounce matches your WordPress Address (URL) exactly. If your Wordpress is installed on the naked domain (no www) and you add the www to your Unbounce domain, the plugin won't be able to authorize. 

Adding the Unbounce Plugin to Your WordPress Account

  1. Log in to your WordPress account.
  2. Navigate to the "Installed Plugins" section of your account.
  3. Find the Unbounce WordPress Plugin and follow the on-screen instructions to install and activate.
  4. Authorize the Unbounce Plugin by selecting the Unbounce Pages plugin from the left sidebar Wordpress Menu, then click the Authorize button.
  5. On your Installed Plugins screen, your list of Unbounce pages published to WordPress will appear. If no pages appear, return to Unbounce Page Management and publish your pages to your WordPress domain from inside Unbounce.

Publishing Pages to your WordPress Domain

  1. To publish a page to your WordPress domain, use the Change URL button in the Unbounce Page Overview.
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Additional Notes

Publishing over pre-existing content

When you publish a page to a WordPress Domain and URL, that page will be served over top of any existing page that may be hosted on your WordPress site. Don’t worry, your pre-existing content won’t be deleted, but visitors to the URL will see the Unbounce content you’ve published there.

Security and SSL

Please note that Unbounce cannot provision SSL certificates for WordPress domains that are not SSL secured. To publish SSL secured landing pages to a WordPress domain, make sure that you have purchased an SSL certificate for the WordPress domain.

 

Mismatch of domain added
 
A common reason for the WordPress plugin failing to authorize is a mismatch between the domain added in Unbounce and the address in WordPress. 
 
The WordPress address can be found by logging into WordPress, then going under Settings > General.
 
For example, if WordPress is installed on the naked domain wanderingelephants.com (without the 'www'), and the domain added into Unbounce is www.wanderelephants.com (with the 'www'), the plugin won't authorize.  To resolve this, the naked domain will have to be added into Unbounce. 
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Troubleshooting WordPress Plugin Technical Issues

Check out Troubleshooting WordPress Plugin Technical Issues for help with:

  • Identifying common WordPress Plugin issues and diagnosing their potential causes.
  • Providing our support team with the plugin diagnostics they'll need to diagnose potential causes for uncommon WordPress Plugin issues.

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