G Suite is an app which provides you with popular features of Google like Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, etc. but with a better experience than the normal version. You can integrate your existing G Suite account to your site on WordPress.com, however, you still need to pay Google to enjoy its services. In other words, you cannot transfer the management right of your G Suite account from Google to WordPress.com. In case you want to know how to add an email with an Existing G Suite Account on WordPress, do not skip this writing.
To add an email with an Existing G Suite Account on WordPress
Set up G Suite automatically
Step 1: Copy TXT Verification record
Open your Google Admin console and click on
Start setup or
Verify domain. The
Verify your domain page will appear then find the
Log in to your domain host’s website section. In case, there is nothing like this on your screen display, press on
Choose a different method and
Add a domain host record (TXT or CNAME) respectively. Tick on the boxes corresponding to two options:
I have successfully logged in. and
I have opened the control panel for my domain.. Then you will see your Verification record stays under the
Value/Answer/Destination field, thus, copy it and move on to the next step.
Step 2: Pick a domain
Log-in to your account on WordPress.com and click on
My sites. Next, choose
Domains under the
Configure section. You will see the list of all of your domains then open the one you want to add a G Suite.
Step 3: Choose Name Servers and DNS
Name Servers and DNS and
G Suite button respectively. Below it, you will see a field to enter the TXT record verification that you have to paste the record you’ve copied in the first step in the box.
Step 4: Press Set up G Suite
After filling in the box, the
Set up G Suite button will be lighted up that you need to click on it to complete the process.
Set up G Suite manually
Step 1: Verify your domain with Google
If you have already verified your domain with G Suite, you can move on to the next step to save time. Otherwise, set up your account with G Suite until you reach the stage when the system requires you to verify your domain, select
Confirm that you own the domain. A pop-up box will appear that you need to press on
Continue. Next, click on the drop-down menu
Select your domain registrar and choose
Other which stays at the end of the list. Copy the verification record and do not close your Google Dashboard tab.
Open a new tab and sign in to your WordPress.com account, then click on
My sites. If you have more than one site, click on
Switch site and choose the one containing the domain you want to add G Suite. After that, go to
Configure section and press on
Domains. Select the domain you want from the list and you will see the settings page for it appear. Click on the option below the
Name Servers and DNS.
In the next page, select
DNS records then you will see more settings. In the
Type section, click on the drop-down menu and choose
TXT while skipping the
Name field. Paste the verification record you’ve copied from Google and press on the
Add New DNS record button.
It might take a while for the system to work then you can come back to your Google Dashboard in some minutes. Select
Verify at the bottom of the page then you will see the Congratulation page that you must click on
Continue to move on to the next step.
Step 2: Insert MX and TXT records
My sites, head to
Domains and select the domain you want to set up G Suite. In the settings page, press on
Name Servers and DNS and choose
DNS record respectively. Click on the drop-down menu and select
MX and leave it blank for the
Name box. Next, you need to fill in these following fields:
Handled by: the box that you need to enter the record value, such as
Priority: where you have to add the priority number
After that, click on the
Add new DNS record and you must repeat it 5 times to add all the below MX records:
The final step is to add TXT record that you should start with choosing
TXT. Then leave the
Name blank and enter in the
Text box the following code:
v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all. Click on the
Add New DNS record to finish and wait for some hours for your email to start working.
In short, this writing has shown you the instructions of how to add an email with an Existing G Suite Account on WordPress. There are two ways that you can apply, however, the first one is recommended to use because it is easier and faster to finish. Illustrated images are also included in this topic to help you imagine how it looks like in actual. Thus, with such an effort, hope that you find this writing understandable and useful.