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Is my content still available after domain expires?

  1. Does wordpress store content? Unfortunately, my domain expired but I want to re-launch my wordpress site under a new domain... I cannot find my content. Please help.
    Blog url:

  2. Please post both URLs. The URL for the domain and the URL for the underlying .wordpress.com blog you are mapping from to the domain.

  3. Hi Kathleen,

    Yes, the content will still be there. Have you tried logging into your wordpress admin page?

    Julia

  4. @juliarevitt
    I've been here for over 6 years and it's my experience that it's important to determine the URL up front in these forum threads. Some days 30% of those who post to these forums ought to be posting to WordPress.org/support/ and we need to know what the URL of the exact blog is before we can provide accurate answers. Also note that most of those who allow domains to expire don't comprehend that doing that breaks every URL in the blog.

    So if this person purchased a domain mapping upgrade form wordpress.com and allowed it to expire the yes the content will her at the underlying .wordpress.com URL. But and it's HUGE but it will take 3 - 4 month for search engines to re-index that whole blog and while that's underway every link to the domain that's clicked anywhere on the internet will produce a 404 (page not found).

  5. thanks for the responses. The url I was using was http://www.richawakening.com/blog. I started using wordpress with this url back in April/May 2010. I understand from GoDaddy that it expired May of this year (2012). I did not purchase anything from wordpress, and I'm not sure if I should be in the .org/support section. I tried logging in on the .org site, but it does not take my user name and password, while the .com site did. All that comes up, however, is the generic home page for wordpress, not my account. Obviously, I am not well-versed in this side of the internet world...thanks for any and all help.

  6. When your domain name expires and your site is hosted on WordPress.com, as tt mentioned above, the domain name will resolve to the underlying WordPress.com site. Since this doesn't seem to be the case with the domain you posted above, it would seem that you were a self-hosted site using the WordPress software supported at WordPress.org (and looking at the site in the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, that does seem to be the case).

    For further help, http://wordpress.org/support/ However, if you did not keep backups of your site, or your webhost did not for you, I have doubts that they will be able to help.

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