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domain name question

  1. I own my url... http://www.lowelltindellphotography.com/. I would like to creat a blog that has the url http://www.lowelltindellphotography.com/blog. What do I need to do to set up this scenario? Does everything happen on the wordpress.com side, or do I need to have my web site host do something? Is this a mapping issue? A redirect issue?

    Thanks,
    Lowell

  2. escribitionist
    Member

    Just passing by. See if my understanding works.

    1. Go to your Dashboard.
    2. Options
    3. Domains
    4. Type http://www.lowelltindellphotography.com/blog in the box.

    This is a guess from me, while Support is offline now (I guess that its their night time there).

    Anyway, sorry if it does not work.

  3. Afraid not. Good try though. They could do it as a subdomain like blog.lowelltinfellphotography.com and you would have to do a CNAME on your end for that subdomain. It would be the $10 price point per year. If you follow the link on the Dashboard -> Upgrades -> Domain page, (I can't open up another page here so I can't give you the actual link) it talks about doing this.

    Do remember though that the ToS prevents you from using your blog hosted here at wp.com to actually sell anything.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  4. I'm sorry, Dr. Mike, there is literally nothing on that page, certainly no instructions to walk you through this process. I'm pretty web-savvy, and I don't get it. I'm with you, Lowell. Dr. Mike, a little more detail, please?
    Thanks, Don

  5. @punchup
    Is this information what you are looking for?
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=4766
    Are these instructions what you are looking for?
    http://faq.wordpress.com/tag/domain-mapping/

  6. 1. Buy domain name upgrade
    2. Put http://www.lowelltindellphotography.com/ as your domain
    3. Write a page with whatever you want at http://www.lowelltindellphotography.com/
    4. Write a page called "blog"
    4. Set up your blog so that it is on .../blog instead of .../

    Dashboard >> Options >> Reading
    front page displays static page from step 3
    posts page from step 4

  7. 1-2 are required for the domain name

    3-4 are required for any wordpress.com blog that wants to have a static front page with the blog posts on their own page

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