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  1. The address seymourmonews.wordpress.com is reserved and cannot be registered, but you can sign up and choose another one.

    What the hell is going on? I have been round and round this merry go round for an hour now and can not get a URL that is allowed. To make matters worse you don't catch it until you send the confirmation email.

    Thanks
    Joe

  2. When we register a WordPress.com username account the matching blog URL is reserved for us. And the email address we register that username account with become our unique identifier. Provided we do have the matching username registered then we contact Staff to have the matching blog registered to us. Did you register the matching username or not? If it's not registered to you then you cannot register the blog in question. If it is then please check your email client spam filter and also whitelist emails from @wordpress.com

  3. Generally when this happens someone has that username, seymourmonews, but did not sign up for that blog/URL so it is reserved for them. In this case I do not see that there is anyone with the username of "seymourmonews" so this is something staff will have to look into. The contact form will again be active on the 6th, so contact them then by going to http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ , search for anything, scroll down and click "no" and then the contact form will appear.

  4. I don't know what's going on but I have been unable to register 9 out of 10 blog titles.
    The system is pretty broke from my view. I am thinking I will have better luck hosting the thing myself.

  5. Try logging out, clear your browser cache and cookies, restart your browser and then try again.

    The other thing to try if the above does not work is to try a different browser to see if it is a browser specific problem.

  6. Everything you have done is non-intuitive!

    Logging out is a mystery.....
    Adding a user with the name you want is a mystery.....
    Using an author name you want is a mystery....

    Could you have made things any m ore obtuse?

  7. @tittiger2255
    If you choose to purchase a domain name and domain mapping then it will not matter what the underlying root blog WordPress.com URL is.

  8. Will I still have some of the same problems I see in the software? Such as being add users with a name that I choose or choosing my own user name?

    What support do I get verses me setting up on my own hosting account ay at GoDaddy?

    Thanks!

  9. If usernames are previously registered to someone else then they are not available for registration and that's that. Moreover, that's not a software issue. Username accounts here are never deleted. Unused blogs are never snatched back form those who register them. There is not requirement that they be used. Deleted blog URLs are not recycled and reused. Once a blog is deleted it's gone forever and the URL is not made available to reuse to the person who deleted it or to anyone else.

  10. How limited am I to plugins by letting you host at WP.com?

  11. Did you read the entry I linked to above? There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins or any themes into them The themes found on the internet are for wordpress.ORG installs which run on different software.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

  12. You aren't going to be happy here. Go to godaddy (definitely would not be my choice of hosts based on experience with some of my clients) and self-host a site, then you can hack and do whatever you want. What you can accomplish will only be limited by your knowledge of programming, PHP script and CSS.

  13. With self-hosted sites, you have volunteer support in the wordpress.ORG forums, but that can be hit or miss. Godaddy will not support wordpress, so you should figure you are on your own.

    BTW, if "logging out" is a mystery, you might be in trouble.

  14. Yes I read your entry. Many PHP apps I have used in the past allow plugin use without any FTP access. So I guess your answer is NO.

  15. That's correct the answer is NO.

  16. WordPress.com is a multi-user platform which means we all share the same underlying theme and core wordpress files, and any bad code that might be introduced by someone, whether on purpose or not, could cause a lot of sites here to go down. I probably repair an average of a self-hosted site a month where someone has installed some nifty, "Ooooo, look at the pretty colors" code and lost both the public and the dashboard side of their site. There is a lot of bad code out there, some of it on purpose, and some of it just because the person who wrote it does not have a good enough understanding of the code they are using.

    If you want to hack and use PHP or javascipt, or whatever, wordpress.com simply is not for you.

    Buy a domain name if you do not have one and hire a web host. Figure, all things considered, an average cost of $10 to $25 per month depending on your requirements.

  17. inalienablewrights
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    Thanks I am finding my way around. I am just not very patient. :-)

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