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  1. oliverjamreview
    Member

    How do I change the name of my blog? Id rather change it than start another whole new one if possible

    The blog I need help with is oliverjamreview.wordpress.com.

  2. Please provide an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question so we can provide a correct answer.

  3. oliverjamreview
    Member

  4. oliverjamreview
    Member

    sorry, thats nor right!

    its: http://oliverjamreview.wordpress.com.. I want it to be oliversjamreview.wordpress.com

  5. This is the WordPress.com support forum. We don't provide support for blogspot (Blogger) blogs here. We provide support only for those who have free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

  6. I see the second URL now. Please see here for instructions > change blog address

  7. If you intend to create a duplicate blog here at WordPress.com to he blogspot (Blogger) blog Staff request that you make the visibility private. This is what Google has to say about duplicate content blogs: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

  8. oops! I forgot a link > privacy settings

  9. oliverjamreview
    Member

    its not a duplicate blog.

    i changed my site title but its not changing the site address. so no luck with that previous link showing me how to do it.

  10. The blog title and tagline here > Settings General can be changed as often as you wish. But that does not change the blog URL (blog address). Following these instructions does change the URL (blog address) http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

  11. oliverjamreview
    Member

    How do I transfer material from another blog site to my wordpress site?

  12. oliverjamreview
    Member

    I just purchased http://www.oliversjamreview.com (or thought I did). It doesnt work when I try looking it up on the internet??

  13. If you purchased a domain through WordPress.com then (1) there is no "www" in the URL and (2) there are steps you have to take to complete the domain mapping process. Have you read and carefully followed all the instructions found here? http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/

    5. To activate your new domain, select the button next to the one you wish to activate and click Update Primary Domain. Your blog will be accessible from both of these domains; the Primary Domain is what actually appears as your domain within the address bar of web browsers. If you do not see your blog at the new domain immediately, please allow some time for the DNS changes to propagate.

    Has the 72 hours propagation time expired yet?
    Here's the situation. There are instructions you must follow all the way through to the end. Then you must patiently wait for up to 72 hours for the domain name change to propagate throughout the internet. (It rarely takes that long for all the DNS caches around the world to be flushed though.)

  14. oliverjamreview
    Member

    thank you..you must be a saint to help me out..

    I type http://www.oliversjamreview.com and it redirects to http://www.oliversjamreview.wordpress.com

    I thought what I was purchasing was so the .wordpress would come out..but, it only has been a half hour

  15. oliverjamreview
    Member

    This has got to be the most complicated site I have ever tried to do a damn thing on. Horrible to navigate. HORRIBLE.

  16. root blog URL (no www) on .wordpress.com subdomain http://oliversjamreview.wordpress.com

    domain URL (no www) http://oliversjamreview.com

    Even after all the DNS caches around the world have been flushed and the new domain name propagation has taken effect throughout the internet you will see the .wordpress.com blog URL on the Admin side of the blog. The .wordpress.com blog has to exist in order for there to be root blog to domain map from to the domain. What your visitors will see is the domain URL. Regardless of whether a visitor clicks in on the domain URL or the .wordpress.com URL they will be seamlessly redirected to the content under the domain URL.

    Please be 100% sure that you did Step 5 > Update Primary Domain

  17. oliverjamreview
    Member

    sorry I am utterly confused by that language and give up. thanks for trying. too complicated.

  18. I'll try again. Your content is going to be in a free hosted WordPress.com blog. By purchasing domain mapping what your visitors will see is the domain URL and what you see on the Admin side will be the .wordpress.com URL. That's normal.

    Here's an example using my own blog.
    The root blog URL is http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com
    The domain I am mapping to is http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com
    When you or any visitor clicks http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com you will be seamlessly redirected to http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com
    But what I see on the Admin side of the blog is http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com

  19. oliverjamreview
    Member

    ok yeah for me I type in http://www.oliversjamreview.com and it goes to http://www.oliversjamreview.wordpress.com

    anyways, not big deals here, dont worry about it

    thanks for all your help

  20. Hi there,

    I have the same problem. I am http://www.lisaleek.com and now it will not come up and it goes straight to bloglisaleek.wordpress.com. I am so confused! I sent an email yesterday for help and I have no response. I just want my website back please?!

    Thanks

  21. This thread has been previously flagged for Staff attention. I hope you read this and are sure you followed all the instructions.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/#instructions-for-registering-a-new-domain-for-your-blog
    Store > Domains > Add a Domain > Register Domain > Purchase and register domain >

    5. To activate your new domain, select the button next to the one you wish to activate and click Update Primary Domain. Your blog will be accessible from both of these domains; the Primary Domain is what actually appears as your domain within the address bar of web browsers.

    If you do not see your blog at the new domain immediately, please allow some time for the DNS changes to propagate.

    It can take up to 72 hours for the domain name change to propagate throughout the internet. (It rarely takes that long though.)

  22. Hi there,

    Yes I did all this last week. Paid for it all, waited the 72 hours, etc. The blog is up but when I go to tap in my main website http://www.lisaleek.com it goes to the wordpress blog address instead. How can I just get my main website back, rather than it go the wordpress blog? I am so sorry, I really am completely vague when it comes to this stuff : ) Thanks

  23. oliverjamreview, you need to set your new domain as the primary via Store -> Domains in your blog's Dashboard.

    lisaleek, http://lisaleek.com/ seems to be working just fine to me. Are you still having trouble?

  24. It goes to the wordpress blog, yes. What blog is it SUPPOSED to go to?

  25. Hi there,

    When I punch in http://www.lisaleek.com the website is redirected to the wordpress page that says"What you are looking for is not here?" What have I done? Again, I am sorry for my lack of IT knowledge : )

    Lisa

  26. Hi Raincoaster - it is meant to go to http://www.lisaleek.com How do I get that back? I must have selected something while I was applying for a wordpress blog.

  27. You applied that domain name to your WordPress.com blog, which appears to have no content. What you want is to point it to the other site, I think? What is the original URL of the other site you're talking about?

  28. So I am with Siteground and I changed the DNS settings to the wordpress ones? Would this have done it? I kind of understand where you are coming from : ) I can't think of what else I could have done to balls it up the way I have!!!

  29. oliverjamreview
    Member

    I purchased http://www.oliversjamreview.com last night. When I type that in, it goes to oliversjamreview.wordpress.com.

    How long does it take until it stays: http://www.oliversjamreview.com

    Thanks.

  30. It is like http://www.lisaleek.com has totally disappeared? I have not wiped it have I?

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