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Do I need to purchase second domain mapping to map subdomain?

  1. christinesunderland
    Member

    I have an existing domain through another provider, christinesunderland.com. I purchased a WordPress domain mapping upgrade so that visitors to christinesunderland.com will be pointed to christinesunderland.wordpress.com. I updated the custom DNS records in WordPress, and the new mapping works. Now, I want visitors who type in 'blog.christinesunderland.com' to go to christinesunderland.wordpress.com/blog. Currently, the blog sub domain goes to the main static page. I want it to go to /blog. QUESTIONS: 1) Do I need to purchase a separate domain mapping upgrade for the blog sub domain? 2) Is this something I can do for free either in the WordPress.com DNS records, or the third-party domain registrar DNS records?

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

  2. Hi there - the simplest way to accomplish this might be without modifying your DNS records, but to instead just to set your WordPress.com site to display your latest posts on the homepage.

    You could do that by going under Settings > Reading, and selecting "Your latest posts" next to "Front page displays" - as you see in this screenshot:

    http://cl.ly/image/2W3s3f362v2Y

    Would you like to try that and see if it accomplishes your goal? It's something you could easily reset back to how it was before if you don't like it.

    Let me know how it goes!

  3. christinesunderland
    Member

    kathrynwp, thanks for your reply. Your solution would work but I want to keep the front page static.

    I haven't found any documentation on WordPress about how to map subdomains to specific pages within the site except for the home page.

  4. Hi there - we don't currently support mapping to subdirectories, such as example.com/blog.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-subdomain/

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

    If I can help with anything else, please let me know.

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