I've been using WordPress for over a year now and have decided I'd like to switch from .com to .org. I registered a domain name here (lookingglassdreams.com) and opened up a web-hosting account at A Small Orange. From there, I was able to tell it I had a domain here, and I was able to use Fantastico to install the WordPress.org software. I did update the nameservers as well, via the instructions WordPress gives. I did not delete the WordPress nameservers, but simply added the ones through A Small Orange. For I guess that is the first question: should I have deleted the WordPress nameservers?
But I'm still a little confused.
I was trying to install a plug-in (LinkWithin specifically) and I can't seem to bring up the Plugins page, even when I go through the long instructions that LinkWithin has on their website. I am a little concerned that I did something wrong in the transfer? Everything seems to link to WordPress.com and I can't tell for the life of me whether anything is working on the A Small Orange servers, or if it's just redirecting me here.
Is this just an issue with domain propogation? Is it not "ready" yet? Do you think something went wrong with Fantastico?
1.) Is it okay to leave wordpress.com on the nameservers as well as new ones;
2,) Why am I not seeing all these fabulous benefits of having a self-hosted blog?
The blog I need help with is lookingglassdreams.com.