changing domain name

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    barbswartz3
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    First I created my blog summergirldesign.wordpress.com, then I added a second blog: summerscottage.wordpress.com. I want to change the site address from summergirldesign.wordpress.com to summerscottage.wordpress.com. Problem is when I go to the site address change form, it won’t let me because it says summerscottage.wordpress.com already exists. (I know – it’s mine!) What is the best way to execute this change?

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

    #1350575

    You can’t change the url from one blog to the url for another blog that already exists. However, you can export the data from one blog, and import it on the other.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/

    You’ll first need to export the content from the incorrect URL During that process, you’ll download a WXR file, that you will use to import the content into the new site.

    Note, you’ll still need to set up the new site the way you want it (theme, settings, title, etc.) as there is currently no way to import those settings.

    Once you’ve imported the content into the new site, you can delete the old site.

    #1350612

    barbswartz3
    Member

    Thank you. That worked!

    #1350613

    You’re welcome! Glad to help.

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