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  1. Hi,

    I'd like to get back my old Pagerank and redirect my old WP.com blog to my new WP.org blog. I found some tutorial which involves using nameserver from my new domain to actually host it back to wordpress.com but if my understanding is correct all it does is simply asking me to pay 10$ for having wordpress.com hosting a blog on my domain...

    Anyone have any idea how to do the trick? Thanks

    The blog I need help with is lelectronlibre.net.

  2. The blog you specified at lelectronlibre.net does not appear to be hosted at WordPress.com.

    This support forum is for WordPress.com hosted blogs only. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog you need to seek help at the WordPress.org forums, not here.

    If you don't understand the difference, you may find this information helpful.

  3. Great. On wordpress.org they told me to ask here and now you ask me to go ask them...

  4. Ok please consider that my blog is ledernierquebecois.wordpress.com

    I want to redirect it to a wordpress.org blog, but without having it hosted on a wordpress.com platform...

  5. I have heard it's possible, but not easy. Afraid I don't know how it's done.

  6. Anyone know how it can be done?

  7. Go to the FAQ's and type in "redirect." It requires you to buy the domain mapping upgrade ($10 per year US).

    Do be aware that it is finicky and I've known a few people who have not been able to get it to work.

  8. @thesacredpath: The problem with the 10$ per year is that it requires the new domain to get to wordpress.com to work. So I can't use wordpress.org...

  9. No, there is a trick that can be used with the domain mapping upgrade to redirect to your self-hosted blog.

    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/redirecting-your-blog/

  10. Hmm... If I understand correctly, my blog could not work for many days, waiting for the NS to find the way. This is weird. Why wouldn't it be possible to simply pay the 10$ and get a 301 redirection on the home page? That would be much more easy!

  11. And if I understand correctly, this is simply a « mapping », which mean the blog is still wordpress.com but it looks as it is not.

  12. No, that's not the case. You're mapping your OLD WP.com address to your new blog so people going to your old address will go to the new one. And there's no way to avoid the lag time.

  13. No, it is a trick to get the URL of your wordpress.COM blog redirected to another blog hosted somewhere else so that if someone types your wordpress.COM blog URL into their browser, they are redirected to the new non-wordpress.COM blog.

    WordPress.COM does not do 301 redirects. The trick outlined in the support document I referenced is the only way.

  14. As far as the delay, that is not under the control of wordpress. It has to do with the DNS servers. It takes time for the DNS change to work its way through all of the name servers on the internet. That is just the way it is. Typically it takes 24-48 hours, but in my experience, it can take up to 72 hours although that is not normal. It just depends on how many DNS changes are issued at any given time. The servers update in the order the changes come in, and if there are a lot of changes in a certain period, then it is going to take longer.

    Welcome to the reality of the internet.

  15. One other note: The wordpress.COM blog that you are redirecting using the "trick" has to remain active in order for the redirect to work. In other words, you cannot delete it until such time as you figure everyone has found your new blog, and the search engines have picked it up.

  16. Hmm... I am not sure about something: if I have to give wordpress.com my blog's NS, then it's like wordpress.com is actually hosting my blog... simply on my server rather than on wordpress.com server, right? So, basically, I won't be able to use the wordpress.org features, plugins, etc.?

    I am so confused.

  17. So the way I understand it, you're forwarding your DNS records to wordpress.com which is then forwarding DNS to your offsite hosting..... This would be all well and good if your blog were your entire site... however this is rarely the case. I'm looking at a situation where the blog in question is located on mydomain.com/blog/. Is this impossible?

    I would LOVE if I could show a temporary page with a 5-second meta redirect. Is there ANY way I can do this?

  18. Sorry but no, we do not do that.

  19. Is there any way a service like that will be available in the future?

  20. divinepartyconcepts
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    I just did the redirect and unfortunately there are now two 302 redirects happening for every post. First it 302 redirects from divinepartyconcept.wordpress.com to divinepartyconcepts.com then it 302s to http://www.divinepartyconcepts.com.

    I gather that there is no way to do a 301 which is what I really need here (and would pay good money for the ability to do this). But is there at least a way to prevent it from redirecting to the non www to the www version of the site? I can't get the 'domain' to be set as wwww.divinepartyconcepts.com it forces it to use divinepartyconcept.com

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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