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How can I transfer my old blog's URL to the new one?

  1. Essentially, I'm trying to reuse a prior URL from a different blog. If I discard the old blog's address, reneecmontpetit, will that free it up for use by my new blog, reneemontpetit? My blog was originally reneecmontpetit, then I changed it to reneemontpetit a few months ago because I thought it was silly to include my middle initial. Now that I'm trying to round up all of my social media presences, it turns out only the tag reneecmontpetit is available across all of them so I have to change this one back...ugh. What is the best way to do this? I don't want to do a redirect, I just want to change the URL, if that's possible.

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

  2. DON'T DELETE anything - once a blog name is deleted it is gone forever and can't be reused.

    export from the funny name and import to the "good blog" - once all the content has been transferred to the good blog - buy the site redirect so search engines will learn you have moved (should only need it for one year) and set the old blog to "Private" to keep everyone out

  3. Thanks! How do I transfer/export my content? Sorry if this seems rudimentary! I don't want to mess anything up.

  4. Thank you!

  5. You be welcome

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