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  1. Hi. I purchased my domain name with godaddy and forwarded it to wordpress.com. But when typing my new domain (misslucysblog.com) into a browser, it automatically switches back to lucydazilma.wordpress.com. That's not what I need it to do. I paid for a domain name and I was expecting it to show up on each post with the new address. What do I need to do?

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

  2. You need the "domain mapping upgrade". See http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    Since you have already brought your domain look at the 'Mapping a domain you already own' option rather than having WordPress get a new domain for you.

  3. @ldazilma
    Follow these instructions if you already have a domain that you registered elsewhere, and you want to map that domain to your blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

  4. So basically I still have to pay $12 to get it done.

    Does this upgrade allow any other WordPress capabilities?

  5. Hello agein,
    What you are paying for when domain mapping is mapping your domain for 1 year and then renewal is required. The result of dmain mapping is that every time your readers click a URL they will be seamlessly transherred to the appropriate post or page.

    Each and every upgrade here is specific. There are no perks. There is only what's stated on each upgrade page and each page also has this warning:

    Same Rules Apply – The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes or plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and you will still be required abide by our Terms of Service.

  6. Oh ok. So domain mapping allows posts to show up as misslucysblog.com/thepost instead of lucydazilma.wordpress.com/thepost. Correct?

    Since I've already paid for a domain name through godaddy.com, how much is it if I self hosted at wordpress.org?

  7. Perhaps this is a better way of describing the effect of domain mapping.
    root blog subdomain. All the posts and pages in your root blog here at wordpress.com have URLs that contain "wordpress.com". All the blog content belongs to that root blog and the Google PageRank and Technoarti rank and authority belong to that blog. They cannot be transferred. And your posts and pages have been indexed and are in Google under those URLs conyaing "wordpress.com".

    If you do not purchase domain mapping and set up a wordpress.ORG install for your domain, then when your readers use Google to locate posts or pages and click the URL containing "wordpress.com" the links will produce a "404" (page not found). They will not connect to your posts ans pages.

    If you do purchase domain mapping then when readers click the old root blog URLs they will be seamlessly traferred to the correct post or page on the domain.

    WordPress.org software is free of charge. It's the web hosting that costs. For quailty hosting figure an average monthly total cost between $10 to $25 generally, but that all depends on storage and bandwidth requirements.

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