Account Settings won't update change of main blog

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  • #2476901

    vickijorene
    Member

    I need to change the default blog page and corresponding URL. Have repeatedly tried, clicking save changes etc, only to receive the error message “Do you really want to leave this page your updates are not saved.” I’ve cleared cookies, rebooted, logged out of WordPress on every device… can’t imagine why it won’t save. HELP!

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

    #2477066

    timethief
    Member

    I need to change the default blog page and corresponding URL.

    Exactly what does that mean?

    Do you want to change your wordpress.com blog address to another one?

    re: changing a .wordpress.com address
    We cannot edit any blog URLs. If you want to change the .wordpress.com blog address ie. the URL starting with http:// then you must be logged in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog to do that and the URL you desire must be available. If so, then you can change the URL by using the guide http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    Be sure to locate the correct page http://en.support.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/dashboard-e1371648470893.png

    Changing a URL is a permanent and irreversible act. No changed or deleted blog URLs are recycled here, regardless of who registered and deleted them and no exceptions are made.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    #2477067

    timethief
    Member

    Do you want to purchase your own custom domain?

    All that changes when you are domain mapping is the URL and nothing else. The content stays exactly where it is. What domain mapping does its create a seamless transfer between the underlying .wordpress.com blog URLs to the new domain URLs no matter where they are on the internet. Visitors who click the underlying .wordpress.com blog URLs will be seamlessly redirected to the exact same content under the new domain URLs.

    Please read Domains: Important Notes Before Upgrading http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com sub-domain blog to map from, and the domain name you desire must be available for purchase, or you must already own the domain URL.

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

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

    if you already have a website you don’t want to affect, and you want to add a blog to it under a subdomain (for example, blog.yourgroovydomain.com) see here http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-subdomain/

    Your payment methods are here https://en.support.wordpress.com/payment/

    Your upgrade history will be here Dashboard > Store> My Upgrades
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/my-upgrades/

    Your billing history will be at Dashboard > Store > Billing History
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/billing-history/

    After you do the primary blog set up 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.

    #2477076

    vickijorene
    Member

    Nothing that drastic. I just want to change the Primary Site that my WordPress account defaults to, I have several blogs (due to operator error and newbie learning lol) and the corresponding web address/URL. I have it sorta-kinda changed but under my name and picture I still see the “wrong” @…. link. (i.e. the old name)
    Very confusing as the information in the fill in areas to right is now correct. I don’t want to change my email or make a new user name… I just want to change the default to the one I am currently using.
    Is it possible that the original username/URL I created will always show to under my gravatar? I never check it and don’t want people unanswered if they are going there…

    #2477078

    vickijorene
    Member

    In fact, I see it is defaulting to the account I never use right now, and yet I have changed settings.

    #2477080

    timethief
    Member

    just want to change the Primary Site that my WordPress account defaults to

    Every WordPress.COM blog has a sole owner and it is the person with the WordPress.COM username account, who registered the blog under that username account and their associated email address and purchased any upgrades. You can have as many blogs registered under any username account as you wish but there will only be a single gravatar for each username account and you can only link to a single Primary blog.

    Does this address your issue?
    https://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2007/10/06/link-your-username-to-your-blog/

    #2477088

    vickijorene
    Member

    Yes… sorta! Are you saying that I can’t change my primary blog? That’s all I want to do. The orginal blog name/url is outdated to me. I’d like to just change my primary blog. The same gravatar for all the blogs is fine… you’re saying it goes with the primary blog, right? Guess I’m still a bit confused because under account settings it let me change my primary “site” and web address to the ones I want but still have the OTHER old web address under my gravatar. I feel like they’re conflicting?

    On another scary note… since I tried to change my primary blog/site,the link for my poetry class has disappeared in my list of Blogs I Follow. Now I have no way to get into the commons. Did I disable something in my attempt to change info?

    #2477090

    timethief
    Member

    We need to know exactly how many username accounts you have and what they are.
    We need to know exactly which username account you are referring to.
    We need to know exactly which blogs you are referring to have been registered under that account.

    I typed modlook into the sidebar tags on this thread for Staff help. How do I get a Moderator/Staff reply for my question? https://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-help-in-the-forums/#how-do-i-get-a-moderatorstaff-reply-for-my-question Then please subscribe to this thread so you are notified when they respond. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.

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