Changing blog address to a subdirectory (not subdomain)

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  • #787835

    myjoblinx
    Member

    Hi,

    I want to change my blog name from mywebsite.wordpress.com to http://www.mywebsite.com/blog. However, with the domain upgrade, I can redirect to ‘blog.mywebsite.com’ but not ‘mywebsite.com/blog’. How can I do this?

    What is the easiest way to do this? I want to continue managing my blog via the wordpress interface – just want to change the domain to ‘mywebsite.com/blog’.

    PS. In other words, I don’t want to redirect to a subdomain (blog.website.com). I want to redirect to a subdirectory (website.com/blog).

    Thanks.

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

    #788049

    Can’t be done. WordPress will map to TLD (top level domains) or to subdomains, but not subdirectories.

    also, there is never a WWW in a domain name here, whether it is the free blog.wordpress.com or whether it is a mapped domain you own.

    #788066

    myjoblinx
    Member

    Thanks for the response. I have 1 followup question:

    By changing/redirecting my blog to blog.mywebsite.com, will I still be able to use WordPress tools/dashboard to manage my blog?

    Regards,
    Raj

    #788077

    Yes, your site would still be hosted here at wordpress.COM, it would just appear under the subdomain URL for your site so that it would look like it is a part of your main site. As a bonus, your main site will then benefit from the search engine ranking of your blog.

    #788116

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Just be aware that the same TOS apply even when your blog is domain mapped.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading

    #788120

    myjoblinx
    Member

    Great, thanks so much. I followed thru and was able to change it successfully.

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