Once your template has been skinned, it's time to take your HubSpot-hosted pages live! "Going live" means that website visitors will be able to see your blog, landing pages, and Thank You pages.
It's very important to get your new pages live as soon as possible! If you don't take your HubSpot website live:
- You CANNOT start collecting leads through your HubSpot landing pages
- You CANNOT seamlessly link your new blog with your main website
If you need assistance with this process, we're here to help. Please call our Support team at 1-888-HUBSPOT extension 3.
Here's how to take your blog and landing pages live in a few simple steps:
1. Go to your HubSpot Settings
Log in to HubSpot, and click Settings on the top-right corner of your screen.
2. Go to Domain Names Settings
3. Add Your Subdomain
Your subdomain is where your site visitors will be able to find your HubSpot-hosted content, which may include a blog, landing pages, and thank you pages. A few common choices include:
Once you decide what you'd like your subdomain to be, enter this subdomain in the Step #1 text field and click Connect.
4. Edit Settings on your Domain Registrar (wherever you purchased your domain name)
You will then see a layover with instructions appear. Copy or write down the CNAME Record that appears in this layover. Then click the link "instructions for updating a CNAME record." HubSpot automatically detects where you purchased your domain name, so this link leads to the instructions you will need to follow on your domain name registrar, such as GoDaddy or Network Solutions.
You can also choose your domain registrar from the list below and follow the DNS set-up instructions. Then come back here to continue with step #5.
5. Check back on HubSpot... anywhere from 1/2 hour to 48 hours
If you go back to your Domain Manager settings, you'll see that your domain name is not yet connected. It could take anywhere from 1/2 hour to 48 hours to connect correctly.
Refresh the page to check to see if this process is complete. When it is, it will look like this:
6. Select your Primary Domain
Once the domain name is connected, scroll down to step #3 and select the subdomain you just created.
CONGRATULATIONS! You've taken your new HubSpot-hosted pages live. And don't worry, you'll never have to go through that process again!