change my wordpress.com

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  • #1113909

    landmart
    Member

    I just registered and realize my site name (name of my novel) is too long. Can I change it before going further? Reduce it in size? Thanks

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

    #1114003

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you JUSt registered it, you can ask for a refund within, I believe, 48 hours of the purchase. I think you should keep it, though.

    #1114046

    landmart
    Member

    Thanks, but what refund? I thought my site would be free.

    #1114097

    erikaglenn
    Member

    Having this same problem. It looks like there is not a good way to change it online for free (unlike in the software). I think you just have to delete the blog and start a new one.

    #1114098

    auxclass
    Member

    threeatthecenterofrage.wordpress.com. is free – if you bought a custom domain name then there is a 48 hour refund window

    Just make a new site for your book with a better name using your existing account – then set the old blog to Private and use it to learn on

    Once a blog name (URL) is deleted it can’t be reused and that name is gone forever (your-site.wordpress.com)

    #1114109

    landmart
    Member

    Thanks for the advice, but when I type in my email, to enter, I’m told it’s in use. Therefore I’m effectively blocked from creating a new website with a new dot com name. Nor do I know how to delete my existing dot com. I’m willing to privatize it and work with the new, but I don’t know to achieve any of it. Stuck!

    #1114122

    auxclass
    Member

    Don’t delete anything!!

    When Logged in mouse over your name in the upper right corner of the browser window – click on “My Blogs” – you should then see an Add a blog link – click on it and you should be good to go

    #1114133

    landmart
    Member

    Okay, when I mouse over my username in the upper right hand corner, I see:
    Find friends
    Manage my blogs
    Help
    Sign out
    threeatthecenterof….
    When I click on “Manage my blogs,” nothing happens.
    Along the top row of permanent labels that are always visible on this page, I see:
    “My Blog.” When I click on that, nothing happens.
    I appreciate your help but I’m nowhere. Is there a special way to log in?
    Thanks.

    #1114134

    timethief
    Member
    #1114135

    landmart
    Member

    I used the (my) url, moused over the username (upper right) and saw beneath it the same old list. Again clicked on “Manage my blog”–nothing. Saw on the far left of the page:
    “My Blogs.” Clicked on that and was faced with columns of broken words that would comprise my url, plus other disassembled words on the right. None of which made any sense to me. Thanks but I think I’m ready to quit.

    #1114136

    timethief
    Member

    This thread is tagged for Staff assistance. Why not just relax now and subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond?

    #1114202

    kardotim
    Member

    To change a blog URL ending in wordpress.com, please follow these steps. Another alternative is to purchase a custom domain name to take “wordpress” out of the domain altogether.

    Hope this helps – feel free to contact us if you have any other questions :)

    #1114206

    landmart
    Member

    Thanks, kardotim. I click on your email: Go to My Blogs page. I have to hover over my username to see my URL at the bottom of a list. I hover the URL & a dropdown lists:
    Dashboard
    New post
    Site stats
    Manage comments
    Read blog.
    That’s it. No Change Blog Address. And I don’t see the horizontal window
    (topped by “visible” & “hidden”) that your instructions display.
    Stuck again.

    #1114207

    kardotim
    Member

    Could you send us a screenshot of the page where you’re seeing this? You can upload the screenshot to your blog’s media library.

    Thank you!

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