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I want my /portfolio subdomain to go to my existing portfolio page

  1. Hi!

    My portfolio page used to be http://LhuWenKai.com/portfolio, but ever since WordPress recently introduced the Portfolio template, the /portfolio domain is overwritten by the default settings.

    I personally find the portfolio option not as impactful as my current once since users have to click here and there before they can view my whole set of work. I'm a presentation designer, hence it would be really troublesome for potential clients to 1) not be able to see all my work up front, and 2) having to take an extra click before getting to see my all my slides, instead of an easily accessed 1 page format. Besides, my theme isn't suited for portfolios, hence it's a nightmare to even try to arrange and right now I can say the first impression given is pretty horrible.

    Anyway, here's my question. Is there a way to give me back my http://lhuwenkai.com/portfolio domain that isn't overwrriten by the default portfolio settings? My current portfolio page has to be re-located to http://LhuWenKai.com/my-portfolio, because if I enable portfolio, my readers will be teleported to an "Archive" page when they visit http://LhuWenKai.com/portfolio, which happens because the theme I'm using has not understandably been updated. And if I don't, my readers will simply be redirected to the homepage when they access http://LhuWenKai.com/portfolio.

    I do not wish to continue using the /my-portfolio sub-domain as it looks unprofessional. And as mentioned earlier the theme I'm using is really not built for the current portfolio designs being offered.

    Hence, I will appreciate if WordPress provide me, and plenty of other users who already have portfolio pages set up before this change, a solution to allow our readers to access our original and earlier-designed portfolio pages when they visit our /portfolio subdomain, instead of an archive page, or the new portfolio page formats.

    Thank-you!

    The blog I need help with is lhuwenkai.com.

  2. Hi there,
    I'll tag this thread for Staff assistance because I do not know how to help you. Another Volunteer may answer prior to Staff but I tagged the thread so it will not fall through the cracks and escape attention. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  3. I'm not sure I'm following you. While it's true we have enabled the Portfolio post type, if you don't enable portfolios on your site and use the post type, it shouldn't change how your existing page at /portfolio is displayed.

    If you don't want the portfolio options turned on, in other words, you don't need to do so, and your existing link should still work. If you do, you will need to choose a different permalink so our system can use /portfolio for the portfolio archive.

    However, if you're seeing something different on your site, could you please take screenshots for how the page looks different when you use the /portfolio permalink versus the /my-portfolio permalink?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/portfolios/

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