|Setting up Google Apps on WordPress.com|
December 1, 2010
1. Add a registered domain to your blog
I won’t go into this step in detail, as it’s fairly well documented on WordPress.com. If you haven’t already got this working, open your blog dashboard and go to the Upgrades page. If you already own your domain name you’ll need to purchase a domain mapping upgrade and then redirect your name servers (follow these instructions). Otherwise, you may purchase your domain name through WordPress.com, provided that it ends in “.com”, “.net”, or “.org”.
2. Sign up for Google Apps
Once you’ve created your Google Apps account and have logged in, you’ll see a “Verify domain ownership” link on the left hand side of the Google Apps webpage. Don’t bother with that link: strangely enough, none of the verification methods provided (even adding DNS TXT records) work with WordPress.com.
3. Verify domain ownership via WordPress.com
Back at the Edit DNS page, enter your verification code within the input box in the Google Apps section. Click on the “Generate DNS records” button. This will add several lines of code to the text box in the “Custom DNS Records” section at the top of the Edit DNS page. Click the “Save DNS records” button.
4. Test the integration