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  1. Hi, I'm looking at the help and searching through forums but could not find a definitive answer to this.

    A friend has a blog hosted in wordpress.com for his e-commerce site. He purchased a customer domain upgrade and is now at blog.example.com.

    He now wants to host himself in a subdirectory in his site (www.example.com/blog) and redirect from wordpress.com.

    Can that redirection be done through the 'site redirect' upgrade? If not, any ideas/reccomendations?

  2. Wait. We need the exact URL of your friend's site, because it does not sound like a WP.com blog; we can't do ecommerce.

  3. Sorry, I should have made it clearer: He has his site already self hosted, only the blog is in wordpress.com.

    So:

    His site, self-hosted: http://www.example.com
    His blog, in wp.com: blog.example.com

    Where he wants to put his blog, self-hosted: http://www.example.com/blog

    Hope this clarifies.

  4. No, we need to know the URL of the WordPress.com blog. Not the rough format of the URL but the actual URL.

  5. I'll check with him to see if he's ok with it (although I'm not sure why the actual URL is needed, frankly).

  6. To avoid wasting the volunteer's time.

  7. Ok, he's fine with it, so here it is, now with realname(tm) :)

    So:

    His site, self-hosted: http://www.cocinista.es
    His blog, in wp.com: http://blog.cocinista.es (paid custom domaing, real blog at http//blogcocinista.wordpress.com)

    Where he wants to put his blog, self-hosted: http://www.cocinista.es/blog

    So he should redirect from http//blogcocinista.wordpress.com to http://www.cocinista.es/blog, but I am not sure if the 'site redirect' upgrade allows it.

  8. Yes, that should be doable. It's exactly what the redirect is designed for. http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/

  9. Great, thanks! As the redirect support page did not mention specifically subdirectories, I was not sure...

    Is there a place where I could suggest to include and example with a subdirectory to the support page?

  10. Not as far as I know. Maybe the Ideas forum?

  11. Will try that, thanks again!

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