Need help? Check out our Support site, then


Redirecting links from wordpress.com to wordpress.org

  1. thebarrenbrunette1
    Member

    HELP HELP HELP!!
    I recently had my blog switched from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. I have a ton of dead links, and lost all my followers because of it. I had my husbands IT guy do the switch but he's to busy to help me with the rest.
    Every time someone clicks an old link they get this:

    404 (Page Not Found) Error

    Example:
    http://parttimehousewife.com/2012/02/29/peanut-butter-filled-chocolate-cupcakes-with-chocolate-ganache-frosting/

    I NEED this fixed ASAP!!

    The blog I need help with is parttimehousewife.com.

  2. This is the WordPress.com support forum where we provide support only for free hosted WordPress.com blogs. if you have not et registered and account at WordPress.org then do so on the top right hand corner of this page http:// wordpress.org

    If you did not purchase a domain mapping upgrade form WordPress.com prior to moving your blog then broken links are the result. If you did purchase a domain mapping upgrade from WordPress.com then you need to update the name servers.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-nameservers

    The reason we purchase domain mapping is so that all the URLs from the .wordpress.com root blog when clicked seamlessly redirect to the same content in the post under the new domain URLs.

    The pagerank and authority the blog earned was earned by the .wordpress.com URLs and belongs to them. It’s not transferable. so what that means is the domain starts from zero. In about 4 – 6 months time the content will all be re-indexed by search engines under the domain URLs and all things being equal the blog will probably have the same pagerank and authority it had prior to purchasing domain mapping. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/

    If you do not renew your domain mapping then all those domain URL’s are broken and the blog reverts to the old .wordpress.com URLs. Then all those broken links are there for months until the search engines like Google index them again under the .wordpress.com URLs and clear their caches (3 – 6 months).

  3. I NEED this fixed ASAP!!

    When you self host a WordPress.org install you are responsible for everything inlduing upgrades of WordPress versions and plugins and the whole nine yeards. No one fixes anything for you, unless you hire them to do so.
    WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

  4. WordPress.com support forums > http://wordpress.org/support/

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic