Change URL of our blog

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  • #1147529

    katharles
    Member

    Hi there,

    Our current URL is ourmode.net however, we want it to be ourmode.ca (which we recently bought and have rights to). How do we go about it doing this? We are just wary because we don’t want any our content/settings changed but only the URL. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is ourmode.net.

    #1147625

    auxclass
    Member

    Map your domain name ourmode.ca to your current blog (you can map more than one domain name to a blog) – set the Primary to ourmode.ca when you get to that part of the mapping – that will have your old domain name ourmode.net. still send traffic to your blog but your visitors will see your new name ourmode.ca in their browser window

    I added a zone record for ourmode.ca so you should be good to go

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    #1147630

    katharles
    Member

    Oh wow thank you very much for your detailed reply! The way you outlined it seems simple enough. A couple more questions however: will everything definitely remain unchanged and the site will function exactly as it does now? And our social media buttons? We read something in ‘support’ about other services may give a bit of trouble.

    Sorry for all the questions!

    #1147633

    auxclass
    Member

    yes your site will work the same just a different name on the door – all the old links will still work – you probably want to pay for the registration and mapping of your old domain for a while to keep the old address forwarding to the right blog and sites that have linked to your site have the links still work

    You will probably want to change your social media to your new address as part of the branding – but I don’t use social media stuff so I am not the best one to answer this part of the question

    #1147635

    katharles
    Member

    Ok great thank you very much, that does clear things up quite a bit :)

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