How do I change name/dns server in my wordpress blog?

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  • #391126

    Hi,

    I have a free wordpress blog, and a webhost, But my webhost tells me the following..

    To point your domain to our services, you need to visit your domain registrar (where you registered the domain) and change the name servers associated with your domain to our name servers and also remove any existing name servers that may be associated with your domain. This is a common process at all domain registrars as it is required anytime anyone changed who hosts their website. For specific help on changing the name servers at your domain registrar, go to their site, login and go to the help section. Search for ‘changing name servers’ or ‘changing DNS servers’.

    How do I change the name servers in my wordpress blog?

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

    #391226

    husdal
    Member

    I have a free wordpress blog, and a webhost
    Is your blog on wordpress.com?

    #391227

    Yes it is..

    #391228

    raincoaster
    Member

    Please give us a link to the blog, starting with http.

    #391229

    http://mydrivingfearstory.wordpress.com, My outcome is to install wordpress on my desktop, and setting up a blog using this domainname, and my host.

    #391230

    raincoaster
    Member
    #391232

    I dont have a domain administration as described in that post with step 2.

    and I didn’t registrared a domain name through wordpress. I got it free when I made my blog.

    I’m confused..

    #391233

    husdal
    Member

    A blog on wordpress.com cannot be installed on a desktop. It is hosted on the Internet, at wordpress.com. You can map a wordpress.com to a domain, such that username.wordpress.com turns into just mydomain.com. You need a domain to do that. Do you have domain? And who is your registrar?

    #391234

    Cant I just use username.wordpress.com on my host (000webhost.com) and put files through smartftp to create a webpage?

    #391235

    agentchase
    Member

    You can’t still use “username.wordpress.com” if you have a host.

    You would need to buy a domain/ use their free sub-domain, get WordPress.ORG, and import your files into your new blog.

    Does this help?

    #391236

    husdal
    Member

    No, sorry. That is not how wordpress.com works. A blog on wordpress.com is hosted on wordpress.com and cannot be accessed via FTP, only via the dashboard when you log in. That is how you edit your blog on wordpress.com.

    If you have a domain you can map that domain to your wordpress.com blog. The blog will still be on wordpress.com but it will have your domain as its address.
    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/
    Presuming you have a domain that should be possible with your host.

    #391237

    O I understand it now, Thank you. Do you know where I can get a domain name without a host? (since I already got a host)

    #391238

    raincoaster
    Member

    You might ask over at WordPress.org, which does support for independently-hosted blogs.

    #391239

    husdal
    Member

    You can get it with your host, allthough that would be prohibitively expensive, unless you plan to host and run your own blog using wordpress.org.

    If you’re ok with what wordpress.com offers, there are many places you could get a domain. http://www.godaddy.com is one option, or http://www.pairnic.com, which I am using for one of my domains.

    Domains usually cost around $10/yr.

    #391240

    Well my original plan was just to create a webpage using wordpress. You know, a page that looks like a website in stead of a blog with the sidebar. I watched some tutorials on how to do that. And they basically said you have to install wordpress on your desktop, is this true?

    Can’t you make a page inside wordpress with the username.wordpress.com domain name?

    #391241

    husdal
    Member

    This tells you more about wordpress.com
    http://support.wordpress.com/getting-started/

    You can have ‘pages’ instead of posts on wordpress.com
    http://support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    and you can make a page the front page
    http://support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    As I’ve said above, you can not install WordPress on your desktop. Even the self-hosted wordpress.org is not installed on your desktop, unless you use your desktop as a server instead of hosting your blog with a host. Most people use a host for that.

    #391242

    raincoaster
    Member

    you can do that, but nobody but you will be able to read it. You need a Host. Then you need a domain name; that’s the address. Without the domain name, nobody can get to it.

    You just want a static PAGE? WP.com is a blogging platform. If you only want one page, you can just add it to a blog here. I think you’re getting in way over your head with independent hosting (which costs money).

    read this:

    http://support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    http://support.wordpress.com/pages/

    and watch this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI

    #391243

    agentchase
    Member

    I can’t figure out what you’re talking about.

    WordPress.COM is just a free blogging service: you can create pages, posts, make a homepage, etc. You can NOT use your own theme or access FTP.

    I think your looking for WordPress.ORG. If your using 000WebHost, then you can NOT use your “username.wordpress.com” domain. You have to create a new 000WebHost account with their Free Sub-domain, or buy your own domain with a registrant like Name.com.

    If your looking to do that and fully customize your blog, then head over to WordPress.ORG and look at the Docs.

    Do you have any more questions?

    #391244

    husdal
    Member

    Let her watch the video first, ya. Thanks, rain. Bookmarked for later use.

    #391245

    Haha it seems like i’m making everyone crazy. I apologize!

    Yes I understand now that there is a difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org, and all I wanted to do in the first place is create a page without a sidebar.

    So thank you !

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