Hello, I was going to ask this question in the staff questions area, but I do not see how to do that so I shall ask it here, and maybe one of you good folks can help.
I have been working on a new site (blog) for a nonprofit I am a member of and decided to use wordpress.com. The site is largely finished and ready to go with only one big thing left to do and this is mapping the domain.
I am going to be mapping a domain to the current blog listed. I feel I have a fairly good grasp on how to do that so my questions are not on HOW to do that. My domain is registered with godaddy. So my basic questions are these:
1. When I map the domain name, will that domain show up in the address bar when people type in that URL? The domain is mgnv.org. Basically, when someone types that in, It will go to the wordpress blog above. Will they see just mgnv.org in the address bar?
2. When I do the domain mapping, will I need to go in and manually update all the internal links? IE places on the site that link to other places/ pages/ posts within the site? OR, will the internal links just remain the same, and people will just see mgnv.org/whatevertheoldlinkaddressedusedtobe/ ??? Does this make sense?
3. Do I even need to purchase the domain mapping? If my registrar offers forwarding with masking could I not just use that to have people directed to my wordpress site when they type in my domain? If this would work as well, would it also work for all pages / internal links as well?
Thank you in advance for any and all help. It is much appreciated!
The blog I need help with is mgnova.wordpress.com.