Hello everyone, I’d like to start by saying thank you for any and all help you may be able to provide. I also made this post one of my last resorts - I’ve read a few articles and some of the Netlify documentation. I think my biggest issue is I do not full understand how DNS records work.
Hosting, domain registered, email service, WP install, DNS records, and front end all running on the same service. My domain is setup as
jonathansexton.me and my WP blog is setup as
Front end built in Gatsby deployed with Netlify via GitHub. All DNS records except for one (it’s in a weird format that Netlify would not accept) moved over to Netlify. Name servers changed in my original hosting platform roughly 48 hours ago to the Netlify name servers.
I was able to get most everything moved over and working correctly after moving DNS records (side note - once the records were moved to Netlify I removed them from the original location…if that’s wrong I can add them back). The home url for WP is set in the DB as
My Gatsby website loads as intended, my email works, but if I navigate to
jonathansexton.me/blog then I get the 404 page from my Gatsby website. If I go to
blog.jonathansexton.me then I get my original website which I’ll have to look into why that’s not showing the 404 page from my Gatsby website.
EDIT - it appears that anything I use in front of my domain will bring me to the old website Example →
baconisyum.jonathansexton.me points to the old website so I’ve obviously missed something important with the DNS changes.
My goal is to have Netlify run the front end but keep my hosting/email/WP install with the hosting company. So this way when someone clicks the blog link on my Gatsby website it directs them to
I hope I’ve provided enough info but if more is needed I’m happy to answer any and all questions. Thank you again for any and all help you may be able to provide!