I have my blog currently through wordpress as genevievewanderbug.wordpress.com
Tonight I bought the domain "thewanderbug.com" on another website and would like to change my blog's URL to that. It's not hosting or anything, it's literally just that domain name I bought.
What I am worried about is:
1) I am using a free WordPress theme, Oxygen, which I love to death! I still want to be able to use that theme - I can't build something that cool
2) I still want my blog to be hosted by WordPress - so when I login, all the same user interface hopefully, so I can upload the same way, still have my dashboard with the stats, still easily follow other users etc. When you originally sign up for WP it asks if you want to make an account with a .com URL, which is why I assume this is an option
3) Losing my work - I've put so much energy into this blog I'm scared of screwing it up! I've read through the threads, but am still confused and rather than make a mistake because I don't understand the technical jargon, I thought I'd just ask here :)
So, if this all makes sense, is it possible to still have WP hosting/themes etc and just change the domain name? And then just add a redirect from my old name to the new URL. Happy to pay for it each year etc.
I've read about wordpress.org but that sounded like you had to build the site yourself all over again - I'm so happy with the Oxygen theme that I'd rather just leave it at that.
Thank you in advance to anyone who responds to this!
The blog I need help with is genevievewanderbug.wordpress.com.