For many designers Notion is one of the most used tools. On the last 4 years, I've been using this tool and I really love the simplicity and how you can use it. Today I am going to explain how to create a blog with Notion. Before I start, I would like to mention that Notion was not designed to act as a CMS. However, I've found it very interesting the idea of using differently. So let's start!
Having a blog in Notion is the simplest and faster way for just $4/month. On the following steps, I will explain how to build a notion page and setting up on super.so.
👉 Click on the sharing option and make your page public. Internal pages needs to be public as well.
👉 Sign up and enjoy your trial for 7 days. After this period it would be $4/month.
👉 Add your new site and select super default (it is more stable in my opinion).
👉 Introduce your site name, custom domain and your public url (the notion one of your page).
👉 Choose your provider. In my case, I am going to choose namecheap.
👉 Later on, add an A record to your domain with the values showed on your screen and click continue.
👉 Last but not least, you can choose your custom google font, site image and favicon. Besides, you can introduce a script like google analytics. Finally, you can introduce the meta description of your notion page and continue.
🎉 Done! Your site would be live shortly.
Some additional help for setting up your notion page:
Use an A record instead of a CNAME to connect a domain to Super
If CNAME records don't work as expected for you (as is the case with some registrars like Namecheap or Bluehost), then using an A record should work better. We're using GoDaddy here as an example, but any domain registrar will do. 1. Login to your domain registrar. 2.
Pros and cons
- Allows you to create content very quick at a very low cost.
- The content belongs to you.
- You can import and export the
- Minimal style for you blog.
content as you wish.
❌ To improve
- Limited functionalities compared to a proper CMS.
- Some over-engineering if you are not familiar with the tools.
- Personal blogs, portfolios, landing pages, etc
- Yes, you can. I will explain in the future.
- Yes, you can. I will explain in the future as well.
Hope you like it and if you have any question. Please ask me one of my channels or on the comments bellow.