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Switching to self-hosted blog

  1. Hello All,

    I have had a wordpress.com blog for over a year now, and I have always had it mapped to blog.mydomain.com

    I would now like to self-host the blog, and I have a couple of questions.

    1: I already turned-off the domain mapping in my wordpress.com control panel and deleted it. However, when I go to blog.mydomain.com, it says: "Warning! Domain mapping upgrade for this domain not found. Please login and go to the Domains Upgrades page of your blog to use this domain." I can't install wordpress on blog.mydomain.com because it keeps redirecting.

    Do i have to do delete the custom CNAME in the DNS settings on in my host?

    Lastly, when I was experimenting transfering to blog I was having lots of problems with the internal links not matching. Does anyone have a good way to upload the blog while preserving the internal links?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is farawayflyfishing.wordpress.com.

  2. Yes you have to delete the CNAME has its still pointing to here. Make sure though that a A record points it to your host.

    Yes, in settings, change perma links to include month and day. (Day and name http://blah.com/2010/04/05/sample-post/

  3. I've already done all that, but still points to wordpress.com How long does it take?

  4. Can take up to 24 hours.

    Try and see what OpenDNS spits out.

    http://www.opendns.com/support/cache/

  5. Actually it can in some cases take up to 72 hours for the propagation through all the internet nameservers to complete. Generally it has been taking about 24-48 lately, but it can take longer. Just be patient and it will get there.

  6. I'm considering getting my own URL from Go Daddy, were I all ready have one for my website, can I use only one URL and have my pages link together using one domain name?

  7. I'm not quite following that. Could you give us specific examples, with URLs?

  8. OK...
    Can I use the same domain name for multiple WP blog sites?

  9. @007marketer
    I am not aware of any way to domain map multiple wordpress.com root blogs to a single domain, and I cannot find anything in support documentation that deals with this issue. I think you should pose your question to Staff http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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