Can't make my blog with my domain name!

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  • #1618183

    I was changing around a bunch of stuff with my blog and got myself into this predicament: When I log in and go to Settings it says that my domain name is mountainmouse.wordpress.com, but then I go to the Blog tab and it says that i do not have a blog. When I try and make a blog with this domain name it says it is already used. Then when I search for mountainmouse.wordpress.com my blog is right there. What is going on?

    #1618302

    rootjosh
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    The account that you are posting from does not own the mountainmouse.wordpress.com site. So that is probably the crux of your issue.

    Could you have had a second WordPress.com account at some point?

    #1618360

    Yes, sort of. I made a blog and then wanted to change the domain name but I was confused and added the new domain name before I deleted the old. There was probably a much better way to do this. Now the old domain name is gone and the new one is stuck in some sort of limbo. It is there, but I can’t use it. Is there any way I can fix this?

    #1618361

    The weirdest thing is the the right domain name is right there in my account details. It says that my web address is (email redacted). I only ever had one account on wordpress, it just seems that when I deleted my other blog this address somehow got tied up with that too.

    #1618438

    rootjosh
    Staff

    So it looks like you inadvertently made a new account rather than a new blog. You are going to need to either remember the login details for your other account, or use this link to start the account recovery process.

    https://wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=recovery

    #1618440

    That is not the case because I just made my first ever wordpress account three days ago and I am using the one and only log in information that I have ever used. It can’t be a different account if I am logging in with the same information. I remember my log in details and when I log in it says that mountainmouse.wordpress.com is my domain name but will not let me use it.

    #1618455

    rootjosh
    Staff

    What is the URL of the page where you are seeing mountainmouse.wordpress.com as your domain?

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    #1618464

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Does it show mountainmouse.wordpress.com under “web address” or under “primary blog”?

    #1618472

    under the web address

    #1618475

    rootjosh
    Staff

    So that is a user defined field. Meaning that you can put anything you want in there. You could put in http://www.google.com. It does not indicate that WordPress.com has assigned you that domain.

    #1618478

    Oh, that sucks. So I will have to come up with a new blog address? Thanks for the help :)

    #1618481

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Yes, it appears you will.

    Or, if you believe the account that owns mountainmouse.wordpress.com is an old account of yours, you could use the account recovery process I linked to above.

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