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Deleting Old WordPress Site Url

  1. Hi. I wanna delete my old wordpress url which is (ibwordpresscom.wordpress.com). If I do it wont affect my current url address right

    And also I wanna move one of my pages further up on the menu. Just that one page. How would I do that

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

  2. Hi @koolbeanz247, here's a video that shows how to mange your menus:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    You can delete your site at https://wordpress.com/settings. Just know if you delete it, you will not be able to use the address again. Deleting it deactivates the address for at least 2 years. Better to make the site private if you might change your mind.

  3. Ok. But it wont affect my current site address right

  4. But it won't affect my current site url address right

  5. @koolbeanz247 If you're using images from the old site on the new one, it may cause issues, so you might try making the site private for a while first. Then you can always delete it later.

  6. Im not using images from the old site. I just wanna know if i delete my old site url address will it affect my current site url address. Thats all Im asking

  7. It won't.

  8. Hi again. My site is public now but for some reason im seeing ads pop up on the pages and i don't know why

  9. Hi again. My site is public now but for some reason im seeing ads pop up on the pages and i don't know why

  10. And also will you be able to give the steps for deleting my old wordpress.com url? I wanna do it but im afraid of what would happen because I don't wanna loose my current site url address

  11. To delete your site, click on My Sites ->Switch Site and select the site which you want to delete. Then click on Settings. The Delete Site option is at the bottom of that page.

    There are several confirmation steps to delete the site, including typing in the full address of the site you want to delete, so as long as you pay attention to the on-screen warnings you won't delete the wrong site.

    On what site are you seeing the ads? We don't serve pop-up ads on WordPress.com, so it's possible those ads could be coming from an add-on in your browser, or from malware on your computer.

  12. Yes im still seeing the ads on my ibstayfly.wordpress.com site. I dont know why

  13. It sometimes depends because now im not seeing them

  14. Yes im still seeing the ads on my ibstayfly.wordpress.com site. I dont know why

    Sometimes they show sometimes they don't

  15. As that is a free site you should be seeing some ads - below the content on the home page, and on the single-post view of any posts, but they should not be pop-ups.

    Can you please tell me what type of device you're using, and in which browser you're seeing the ads? It would also be helpful if you can take a screen shot of the ad and upload it to your media library for me at My Site ->Media.

  16. Sometimes I see the ads when i go to my site on the wordpress.com app. Im using my Android phone. But for some reason i don't see the ads when i use wordpress on my laptop

  17. Sometimes I see the ads when i go to my site on the wordpress.com app. Im using my Android phone. But for some reason i don't see the ads when i use wordpress on my laptop

  18. The WordPress.com mobile app does not show any advertising, period. We only show ads when you view the site in your mobile browser, and as I said above, there shouldn't be any pop-up ads.

    Can you please upload a screen shot for me of the ads you're seeing? We can't do anything if we can't see the ads in question, but this sounds like they might be coming from a different source on your mobile device.

  19. How do I upload a screenshot? I thought you couldn't upload screenshots on here

  20. I wanna delete my old wordpress site but im afraid to do it? Is there a simple easier way to do so

  21. How do I upload a screenshot? I thought you couldn't upload screenshots on here

    You can upload screen shots to your site's media library at My Site ->Media, and I can view it there. I explained this in my earlier reply above when I first requested a screen shot.

    I wanna delete my old wordpress site but im afraid to do it? Is there a simple easier way to do so

    Which site do you want to delete, and is there an easier way to do what exactly? You can delete a site via My Site ->Settings, and we require you to type in the full address of the site you want to delete as confirmation to prevent accidental deletion of the wrong site.

  22. I uploaded the screenshot of the ads that Im seeing when I use the wordpress on my phone

    And they only appear when I use wordpress on my phone? I don't see them when I use my laptop

  23. Thank you for the screen shots.

    And where exactly are you seeing those ads? In the WordPress mobile app, or when viewing your site in your mobile browser?

    Those also don't look like pop-up ads. They look like the ads that appear in the website itself, under the post content above the sharing buttons and comments. Pop-up ads will appear over your content, hiding it, and those are not supposed to be on your site. But the ads showing at the bottom of your posts are supposed to be there.

    We don't show those ads to all visitors, all the time, so you won't always see them, and we show them more often to logged out visitors than to logged in visitors. Based on your screen shots you're not logged into your account on your phone, which is why you see ads there, but not on your computer where you are logged in.

  24. I ssee them in both. But why do ads have to show. Its kinda annoying

  25. And also I have my blog set up for people to be able to follow it, like comment etc without having to log in?

    But someone I know who wants to follow my blog said that when they click to follow it says they have to log in. But I don't know why because I don't have it set up like that

  26. But why do ads have to show. Its kinda annoying

    We provide you hosting for free. But we still need to pay for the servers on which your site's files are hosted, we need to pay our ISP for bandwidth used, and we need to pay our staff salaries so they can keep creating new features, and maintaining and supporting existing ones. In other words, we display ads on your site to pay for the costs of your site so you don't have to pay.

    If you don't want ads to show on your site you can buy an upgrade plan instead:

    https://wordpress.com/pricing/

    But someone I know who wants to follow my blog said that when they click to follow it says they have to log in.

    This is what appears if someone is logged out of your site and clicks the Follow button bottom right:

    https://cloudup.com/cFzpaeBWg27

    If they enter their email there they'll be subscribed to your site without having to create an account.

    That person is perhaps clicking the three dots on the button instead of the Follow text, in which case they'll see this:

    https://cloudup.com/cOwfwZ2drvb

    Those options will take them to create a new account, so if they just want to follow your site, they should just click the Follow button, instead of expanding the other options.

    Lastly, if that person already has a WordPress.com account, they'll always be prompted to log in first. That's how it's supposed to work. Only people without accounts can follow a site without being logged in.

  27. Yes this is what appeared when the person who doesn't have an account wants to follow my blog. They saw this

    https://cloudup.com/cFzpaeBWg27

    But do they have to enter their email address in order to follow my blog or can they follow without having to enter their email address?

    But when they clicked on the blue follow widget on the bottom on my site they said that they had to sign up

  28. But do they have to enter their email address in order to follow my blog or can they follow without having to enter their email address?

    If you don't have a WordPress.com username account, you need to give an email address to follow the site, yes. Else we won't know where to send the subscription emails.

    They can also follow your blog's RSS feed directly in any feed reader. That usually works by copy-pasting your site's link into the feed reader directly, though they'll need to check the instructions for whatever feed reader they want to use.

    But when they clicked on the blue follow widget on the bottom on my site they said that they had to sign up

    I think they misunderstood the process. If you enter an email and click on Sign Me Up, you receive an email with a link to confirm the subscription. That email looks like this:

    https://cloudup.com/cx90kAXcmNM

    As you can see from that screen shot, you can either just confirm the follow via the button in the email, or you can sign up for a WordPress.com account. But signing up for an account is not required.

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