can change the name of my site

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  • #2464116

    I would like to change the name of my site. Is this possible? so that the web address etc is changed…

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

    #2464354

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com is the top level domain here and all blogs hosted here are on .wordpress.com sub-domains like http://slvotreplume.wordpress.com/

    re: changing a site title or tagline
    The Site title (blog name) and/or the optional Tagline can be changed on the top of this page at any time. > Settings > General … “save changes”.

    That is exactly where search engine spiders look for the site title and removing it from there can cause issues with getting your content indexed. Note that the site title (blog name) and blog address URL do not have to be the same but it’s better for SEO (search engine optimization) if they are the same.

    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/

    re: purchasing your own custom domain
    The prices are found at > Dashboard > Store and here https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    All support docs are at http://support.wordpress.com

    You can only purchase one year at a time.

    Every upgrade applies to a single blog only and is a one year subscription that requires renewal at years’ end.

    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 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 domain URLs.

    You can simply publish a post providing the new URL to your existing subscribers and ask them to subscribe to the new URL.

    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.

    #2464355

    arafatbs
    Member

    Hi,

    If you want to change the site title of the blog, which is the text displayed in the title bar of a web browser and in the header of most themes, you can do so under General Setting: https://wordpress.com/settings/general/

    You can also change your blog’s address/URL by following this guideline: https://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    Hope it helps.

    #2464358

    timethief
    Member

    @arafatbs
    I already answered this question above 5 minutes before you posted!

    #2464359

    arafatbs
    Member

    @timethief, I seen that after I posted the answer :)

    #2464361

    timethief
    Member

    Okay. It’s good to know you can see what I posted because that means it’s not in the spam filter.

    #2464362

    arafatbs
    Member

    Thanks for your detailed replies. Those really help us to get useful information.

    #2464365

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes too.

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