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  1. tattooedteacherintexas

    i want to move to a .com URL soon. i would like to know...

    will i lose my current followers?
    will people still be able to find me if they look up the site?
    will my email subscribers still get my update emails?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. no

  3. option 1 - purchase a domain mapping upgrade and have your blog continue to be hosted by

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying subdomain blog to map from. If you have registered a blog you log in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog.

    See here if you do not own a domain

    See here for mapping an existing domain that you already own

    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing it can take between 24 - 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > What's important during that stage is to be patient.

    option 2 - move your blog content into a install

    Here is a brief summary of steps we take to move to and are completely separate.

    1. Hire a web host

    2. Set up a install and equip it with a theme and plugins.

    3. Export your content out of your blog and import it into the install.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers

    5. Transfer subscribers and stats. See

    6. Set your blog visibility to private. To change blog visibility to private go to > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 3 . See the guide here

    Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you

  4. tattooedteacherintexas

    thank you so much!!!

  5. You're welcome. :)

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