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Imbedding my blog into wordpress.org

  1. So my blog is up for renewal for the custom domain name and I am confronted with the question of what I should do. My apologies ahead of time, if these questions seem basic and student-like. Perhaps this might be better for the forums for wordpress.org. I am not sure.

    I was thinking of creating a new website on wordpress.org with my current domain name, firesurvivors.com and integrating my wordpress.com blog somehow. I am wondering how this is possible? Should I have a separate domain for my blog, like firesurvivorsblog.com? I am hoping that I will be able to start working on it this fall in school. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is firesurvivors.com.

  2. Any attempt to draw a blog from WP.com to WP.org will cost you. You'll either use an iframe, which looks clunky and often throws up security warnings, or you'll scrape your own RSS feed, in which case search engines will classify you as a spammer.

    I suggest instead that if you're creating a new website on WP.org you simply Import your existing posts to the blog section and set the WP.com blog as Private. Alternately, you can buy a subdomain for the blog here and then it'll be something like blog.yoururl.com and you can link to it from your other site.

  3. raincoaster's advice is excellent. The last thing you want to do is create duplicate content across domains. http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

  4. Thank you for all the information. It was helpful. If I am understanding you both correctly, I should either 1)link to my blog from my new website or 2) import the posts into my new website and set the blog as private so that there are not any issues with spam or duplicate content.

    Also, is there any easy way to import the information or do you have to retype/format all the posts again?

  5. Also, is there any easy way to import the information or do you have to retype/format all the posts again?

    This support doc explains the various ways to transfer your content to another blog or platform. http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/
    See also > http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

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