Email, Upgrades

Adding G Suite to Your Site

WordPress.com has partnered with Google to make integrating G Suite, formerly known as Google Apps, into your site as easy as possible. If you already have an account with G Suite, use these steps to configure email, or find directions for other email providers on our main Add Email page.

Purchasing G Suite for a new domain

  1. Start on the Domains page, which is here: https://wordpress.com/domains/
  2. If you have more than one site, select the site you’d like to add a domain to.
  3. Click the Add Domain button in the upper right.
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  4. Enter the domain you would like to register into the search field at the top of the page
  5. If the domain is available, click Add to the right of the domain.
  6. Click the blue Add Email button to add G Suite.
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  7. In the Email Address field, enter the full email address you want to use as the main account with G Suite.
  8. In the First Name and Last Name fields, enter your first and last names. The form should look like this:
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  9. Click the Continue button.
  10. Fill in the registration details for the domain you’ve chosen, and at the bottom, click to choose whether to register it with or without privacy protection.
  11. You will now see your shopping cart showing everything you are about to purchase:
  12. Click the Pay button to finalize the purchase.

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Purchasing G Suite for an existing domain

If you’ve previously bought a domain though WordPress.com you’ll be able to add G Suite for that domain by following these steps instead of the ones above .

Note: this does not apply to mapped domains. Instead, you can purchase G Suite through Google.

  1. Start on the Domains page
  2. If you have more than one site, select the site with your domain you’d you wish to add G Suite for.
  3. Select the domain
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  4. Click the Email link
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  5. Click the blue Add G Suite button
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  6. Enter the email address you’d like to use for the main account. Additional email address can be added by clicking “+ Add another email address” Once all email address have been entered click Continue.
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  7. You will now see your shopping cart showing everything you are about to purchase:
  8. Click the Pay button to finalize the purchase

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Completing Sign-Up

  1. After you purchase G Suite and it is activated on your account, you will receive an email like this one:
    g-suite-email
  2. Click the “mail.google.com” link and enter your full email address and password into Google’s log in box and click Sign In.
  3. Fill out the image CAPTCHA and click I accept. Continue to my account.
  4. Enter a new password and click Change Password. You will be taken right to your new inbox!

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Managing G Suite

Most management options for your G Suite account will be available through the Admin Console. To access the Admin console, log in at admin.google.com using your G Suite email address and password.

If you are already logged into your account, follow these steps to reach the Admin Console:

  1. Click the nine dots grid to the left of your username, then click More:
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  2. Click the Admin icon.

Here, you can control and configure G Suite services and features for your account. If you need help concerning the Admin console, Google has some documentation on that here.

The one thing you will not be able to do in the Admin console is add new users. That must be done on WordPress.com.

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Adding New Users

To add a new user to your G Suite account:

  1. Go to Domains.
  2. If you have more than one site, select the site with G Suite you wish to edit.
  3. Select your domain.
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  4. Click the Email link.
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  5. Click the blue Add G SuiteUser button.
  6. Fill out the form with your new user’s info and click Continue.
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  7. You will be taken to your shopping cart to review your purchase. When you are ready, click the Pay button to confirm the purchase.
  8. Shortly afterward, you will receive an email with the new user’s login information. Give this information to the new user so that they can login and begin using G Suite.

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