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Getting Started

Things to consider when first getting started with BRIKL. One, link your custom domain and custom email address. Two, setup the Stripe payment gateway.

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Domains

A domain is the URL or web address where your customers find your site. By default, your primary domain name is the built-in BRIKL domain: yourdomain.briklshop.com. You can replace the primary domain with a custom domain. 

Important: you must first buy a custom domain from a third-party provider or a so-called “domain name registrar” (like NameCheap, GoDaddy, AWS, Combell or by simply googling “Domain name registrar”).

How to link your domain

If you purchased a custom domain from a third-party provider, you can connect it with BRIKL. Connecting keeps your domain with your current provider while pointing it to your BRIKL site.

In order to complete the connection, you need to change a few settings in your registrar’s account. In a new browser tab or window, log into your domain account, and find where you manage your DNS settings. Depending on your provider, this may be called Zone File Settings, Manage Domains, Domain Manager, DNS Manager, or something similar.

In your provider's DNS settings, create a CNAME with these values:

  • DNS record type: CNAME
  • DNS record value: Brikl.netlifyglobalcdn.com

Wait for the connection to complete

Once connected it may take a few minutes and up to 24 hours.


SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving your site's ranking in search engine results. BRIKL has built SEO best practices into every site.

SEO Settings

Add a page title - Page titles are indexed by search engines. We recommend keeping the number of characters under 60 and include a few keywords.

Add a page description - Add a short (50-300 characters) description of your page. This text will appear below your page title in search results.

You can also select to hide your page from search engine results.Go to the Dashboard and click on Pages. Next, select the “Edit Info” button.


BRIKL SEO


BRIKL SEO


Social Media Settings

Add social media images - Social media images display on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin when you or your customer shares your site. You can add social media for each individual page. This is optional but it is a good way to make sure how social posts that link to your site will look.

Go to the Dashboard and click on Pages. Next, select the “Edit Info” button.


BRIKL SEO


BRIKL SEO

Custom code for Header and Footer

Headers and footers help search engines learn what a page is about and find the content that's relevant to them. @Christophe, can you complete this section

Go to the Dashboard and click on Pages. Next, select the “Edit Info” button.


BRIKL SEO


BRIKL SEO

Favicons

Add a favicon (browser icon) - The favicon icon appears in your browser tab and in search results.

Go to the Dashboard and click on Settings/Information.


BRIKL SEO



Custom Emails

If you have an email account linked to your custom domain, you can keep using it after connecting to BRIKL. 


(Coming soon)

Payment gateway

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