I created a blog whose name was MyFirstBlog.wordpress.com.
As it was my first blog created under WorPress, I decided to use it to get used to WordPress starting to make some experimentations before putting it in production.
After its creation, I performed the steps that follow:
(a) Registered a domain (MyFirstBlog.com) and purchased the upgrade for domain mapping (Upgrades > Upgrades).
(b) Mapped http://MyFirstBlog.com to point to MyFirstBlog.wordpress.com (Upgrades > Domains > Add a Domain). It worked fine.
(c) To check how modifying the CSS would impact in the blog’s layout, started to experiment with it (Presentation > Edit CSS). Before that I purchased the “Custom CSS” upgrade (Upgrades > Upgrades)
After that I clicked over “Add to existing CSS (View stylesheet)” in Presentation > Edit CSS, and saved the style sheet that was downloded to me, and presented in notepad (Windows), to a file in my computer.
Next I made a few modifications and checked how it appears. After some changes I noticed my header image had disapeared. Thought it was something wrong that I’ve made, so I pasted the saved CSS (the template’s original) into the edit CSS area and saved it. Viewed the blog, and for my surprise the image didn’t show up again (although all the other changes get back to template’s default.
Interestingly, when I go Presentation > Themes the image is presented in the “Current Theme” snapshot.
After trying to upload again the original header image (wich I also saved before starting modifications) it didn’t show up again.
Then I decided to delete blog MyFirstBlog. Did all steps, received the deletion confirmation email, confirmed it etc, and it was successfully deleted. After that I tried to register another blog with the name MyFirstBlog and received the message “Sorry, that blog already exists!”.
(d) For my surprise, when I used URL http://www.MyFirstBlog.com (the mapped one – step (b)) it showed up the previous blog (i.e. the one that was deleted - MyFirstBlog).
(e) As I coldn’t recreate the blog named MyFirstBlog, created another one named TheNewBlog and repeated step (d) above (used URL http://www.MyFirstBlog.com). It didn’t showed TheNewBlog but, again, the deleted MyFirstBlog.
(f) Tried using the URL http://TheNewBlog.wordpress.com and it showed TheNewBlog. That was ok.
(g) Repeated step (b), mapping http://MyFirstBlog.com to point to pinky.wordpress.com.
(h) Tried using the URL http://MyFirstBlog.com and (for my surprise) it showed MyFirstBlog (the one I deleted) again.
Why I can’t create (recreate?) again a blog named MyFirstBlog, after I deleted it (“Sorry, that blog already exists!”)?
Why (if I deleted the MyFirstBlog) it still shows up when I use URL http://www.MyFirstBlog.com?
What can I do to use the name “MyFirstBlog” again as one of my blogs? (or I just can’t?)
Did I do something wrong, or that’s the way WordPress works?
What happened to the name MyFirstBlog? No one can use it any more?
Just to end: when I go to Upgrades > Upgrades, it doesn’t lists the “domain mapping” upgrade to be purchased, that’s ok, because I already purchased that option as listed in step (a), but it lists “Custom CSS” option as one upgrade to be purchased (again), but I already had purchased it in step (c). Why is that?
I would appreciate any thoughts and help.