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upgrading my blog, adding my own domain and using 2 languages instead of 1

  1. swotwinesbarcelona
    Member

    I want to upgrade my blog from one language (ENG) to two languages (English and Spanish), i.e. to have the typical link of two flags to shift from one language to another.
    1.- Is it possible to do it in a "wordpress.com" account or if I have to create a "wordpress.org" account to do it?
    2.- I want to have my own domain. At the moment, I have a "swotwinesblog.wordpress.com" account linked with a Yahoo account. In the coming future, I want to have, as example, a blog called "www.papapapa.com" linked with an e-mail <[email redacted]>. What will happen if I create my own domain? I mean: Do I have to inform to the former followers about the change? or Is it enough to redirect the existing link to the new one without having to inform to everybody? What will happen with the information put in Yahoo? Shall I forward it to my "[email redacted]" account?
    Thanks in advance for your kindly support,
    Carlos

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

  2. You can set only one interface language for the blog here > Dashboard > Settings > General.

    We do not have FTP access and we bloggers cannot install any plugins, we cannot use Microsoft or Google translation widgets or any others, as they are JavaScript and it's stripped out to preserve security on this multiuser blogging platform. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/#javascript

    However, I have translation on my WordPress.com blogs. There are two workarounds and you will find them here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/02/14/translation-widget-for-wordpress-com-blogs/
    Note: You can copy and paste the code on my Translations page and then replace every occurrence of my blog's URL in the code with your own blog's URL.

    If you are bilingual or multilingual and want to publish your free hosted WordPress.com in two or more languages but do not want to rely on machine translation that can be done see here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/02/25/wordpress-com-multilingual-blogs/

  3. In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from. If you have registered a .wordpress.com blog you log in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog.

    See here if you do not own a domain http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    See here for mapping an existing domain that you already own http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    See here for mapping a sub-domain (for a domain with an existing website) to your WordPress.com blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-subdomain/

    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing it can take between 24 - 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What's important during that stage is to be patient.

  4. swotwinesbarcelona
    Member

    Thanks a lot for your kindly information, Timethief. I checked the forum and I got the information given by Bar-Samcha. This is the option that I have taken.

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