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    Publishing Your ONTRApage

    Publishing Your ONTRApage

    Make sure you have completed configuring the Settings before publishing the page. Then, click the Publish button. You can choose to host the ONTRApage for free on any of our domains, or use your own domain if you have ONTRApages Premium or any ONTRAPORT account.


    Use ONTRAPORT's Domains

    Choose any of our standard or secure domains to host the ONTRApage.


    1. Type in your desired subdomain. As long as it is not already taken you can use it for your ONTRApages. Brand the page by using your company name or other identifier here. The subdomain you select will be reserved for use by your account only.

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    2. Select a standard domain for a page without an Order Form, or a secure domain for a page that includes an Order Form.

    3. Add a page name. This enables you to have multiple pages on the same subdomain / domain combination.

    Use Any WordPress Site with the ONTRApages Plugin

    Use the ONTRApages Plugin for WordPress to display your ONTRApages on any WordPress site. This requires an API Key, available in ONTRApages Premium, ONTRAPORT Basic, Pro and Team accounts. It is not available to ONTRApages Free accounts.

    1. In your WordPress Admin section, click Plugins then Add New. Search for the ONTRApages plugin and install it.

    2. For ONTRAPORT Basic, Pro and Team accounts, follwing these steps to obtain your API Key and APP ID:

      1. In ONTRAPORT, click your email address at the top right and select Administration.

      2. Navigate to Administration > Integrations > ONTRAPORT API Instructions and Key Manager


        Integrations section with API Key Manager

      3. Click the New API Key button

        API key menu

      4. Name the API Key. Select the Contact Owner and check all Permissions. Click Save.

        API Key configuration

      5. Note: if this is the first time you have created an App ID and API Key a page will ask for some vital information regarding the use of the API credentials. Be sure to fill out this information. Until this information is received and your use of the API approved, any opt-ins will be set to "Pending Review" before you can email them. The approval process takes from one to two business days.

      6. Copy the App ID and API Key to a text file for use in configuring the ONTRApages plugin.

        API Key Listing

        Note: You cannot use a WordPress API key intended for PilotPress integration for the ONTRApages plugin. 

    3. For ONTRApages Premium accounts, follwing these steps to obtain your API Key and APP ID:

      1. Click the Profile icon at the top right of your account and then My Account Information.

        locate API key in ONTRApages Premium

      2. Click the Generate Key link under WordPress Plug-in. Copy the APP ID and APP Key numbers for use in configuring the WordPress plugin.

        Generate API Key

    4. In WordPress Administration, select the ONTRApages menu item, then Settings. Paste the App ID and API Key into the fields provided and click Save.

      Configure WordPress

    5. To add an ONTRApages page from your ONTRAPORT account, click on the Add New link in the ONTRApages menu item.

      Note: If you are asked to provide details about how you are going to use the API credentials your new Contacts will be set to "Pending" status until we approve your use of the API. You will not be able to use bulk email to the Contacts until our team approves your application. Allow two to three business days for approval.

    Use Your Own Domain

    If you have configured a domain name using one of the three methods below you can simply type in the domain name:  

    publish on own domain name

    WARNING: Do not change your name servers or A record on an existing domain that already has a website on it, or that you are already using for email or any other purpose. ALL DATA ON THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL ACCOUNT WILL DISAPPEAR PERMANENTLY.

    • Method One: Buy a new domain and set the name servers to and when you register the domain name.

      1. All existing content on your domain will disappear!

      2. You cannot host other content on that domain!

      3. You may be able to use third party email services to have email addresses for the domain. For example, you can buy an email service such as GSuite / Google Apps, and have ONTRAPORT enter the necessary information into our name servers manually. Contact Support for details.

      4. You cannot add other zone file records such as TXT, CNAME, etc. yourself. Contact Support to add other records.

    • Method Two: Buy a new domain and change the domain's A record to point to

      1. All existing content on your domain will disappear!

      2. You cannot host other content on that domain!

      3. You may be able to use third party email services to have email addresses for the domain. Check with your domain registrar to see if you can use their control panel to add email addresses and specify a mail provider using MX records.

      4. You may be able to add other zone file records (check with your domain registrar).

    • Method Three: Hire an experienced developer to create a wildcard DNS record and point it to

      1. This method is the most complex, but also the most versatile, as an experienced developer can configure your website's DNS settings so that you can maintain an existing website, email delivery, etc. while still hosting ONTRApages on your site.

      2. Because of the complexity of this method, we do not provide direct support and cannot assist you. It is recommended that your developer back up your existing site, make copies of your DNS settings, and then test the wildcard DNS record method. Ensure the developer can restore your site content if problems arise.

      3. The wildcard DNS record allows you to replace the "www" portion of your domain with a subdomain. For example, if you wanted to host your ONTRApages on your own domain for special offers you might choose to create the subdomain "offers" such as You can use the same subdomain as many times as you like by adding a slash and page name after the domain:

        WARNING: Modifications to your DNS settings must be done by a qualified web developer, as you can permanently lose all content, email service, etc. on that domain.


    Other Resources

    ONTRApages Basics:

    Selling Products and Leveraging Upsell Opportunities

    Publishing Your ONTRApages

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