changing domain name

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  • #877766

    jmmelican
    Member

    Hi,

    noob question.

    I have a free blog: jmichaelmelican.wordpress.com
    I want to remove the “wordpress” (no offence ;)

    If I register the domain jmichaelmelican.com ($26 with privacy feature) will my blog automatically be at that new address? What will happen to people who have followed or favourited my old address?

    Thanks

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

    #878022

    timethief
    Member

    New URLs: If you add domain mapping to an existing blog with posts, their URL’s will change. We’ll redirect any visitors looking for the old URL’s over to the new ones, so none of your visitors will get lost out there on the internet, but other services won’t always understand that the old links and the new links point to the “same” place. For example, Tweet counter widgets work based on particular URL’s, so old posts’ counts will be reset to 0. Once you make the change, future posts will not be affected. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading

    Reading this post may also be helpful > Do I need A Domain?

    #878036

    motre
    Member

    And notice that onecoolsitebloggingtips.com itself works just the way you would want your blog to work. Mine does something similar, but it adds “blog” to the front.

    #878174

    I also want to move to a domain name from my current wordpress.com blog, I want to buy an upgrade. I am worried about my old posts, will they be moved to the new domain??
    Also do I have to buy a domain redirect ??
    Please let me know, I am eagerly waiting for the answer/resolution!

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