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Changing blog address to a subdirectory (not subdomain)

  1. Hi,

    I want to change my blog name from mywebsite.wordpress.com to http://www.mywebsite.com/blog. However, with the domain upgrade, I can redirect to 'blog.mywebsite.com' but not 'mywebsite.com/blog'. How can I do this?

    What is the easiest way to do this? I want to continue managing my blog via the wordpress interface - just want to change the domain to 'mywebsite.com/blog'.

    PS. In other words, I don't want to redirect to a subdomain (blog.website.com). I want to redirect to a subdirectory (website.com/blog).

    Thanks.

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

  2. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Can't be done. WordPress will map to TLD (top level domains) or to subdomains, but not subdirectories.

    also, there is never a WWW in a domain name here, whether it is the free blog.wordpress.com or whether it is a mapped domain you own.

  3. Thanks for the response. I have 1 followup question:

    By changing/redirecting my blog to blog.mywebsite.com, will I still be able to use WordPress tools/dashboard to manage my blog?

    Regards,
    Raj

  4. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Yes, your site would still be hosted here at wordpress.COM, it would just appear under the subdomain URL for your site so that it would look like it is a part of your main site. As a bonus, your main site will then benefit from the search engine ranking of your blog.

  5. Just be aware that the same TOS apply even when your blog is domain mapped.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading

  6. Great, thanks so much. I followed thru and was able to change it successfully.

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