how do I get rid of an unwanted blog site

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  • #1411721

    debbygies
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    wordpress has 2 blogs for me, I only have ONE, followers are getting sent to bogus page, how do I get if off???????????????????????????????????????

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

    #1411806

    debbygies
    Member

    How can I close off the bogus webpage wordpress has open for me so I don’t lose my followers from my real page? Apparently wordpress has a 2nd site for me with my email addy as the url, I need to get rid of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

    #1411807

    timethief
    Member

    What’s with the excessive punctuation?

    #1411808

    timethief
    Member

    Are you referring to this blog? http://debbygies.wordpress.com/

    #1411809

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll tag this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1411811

    debbygies
    Member

    debbygies.wordpress.com is my blog, the bogus page is cubsandpuppies.wordpress.com…………….that is my email address made into a URL which I am being told by followers they are being led to.

    #1411814

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for providing that additional URL for Staff.

    Did you have your username linked to http://cubsandpuppies.wordpress.com/ previously when you left comments?

    #1411816

    timethief
    Member

    I asked that question because changing the primary blog that your username is linked to is not retroactive. If that’s what you have done then the comments you left before changing the primary blog link will remain linked to http://cubsandpuppies.wordpress.com/

    Did you chnage the URL of your blog?

    Did you change your username?

    #1411817

    auxclass
    Member

    Also – DON’T have a title “Not My…” with NOTHING else in the blog

    How about for the time being put a single Post with a link to your REAL site – then people are not at a dead end

    Sounds like as @TT is asking about above that you have your username linked to the wrong blog when you made a comment –

    #1411819

    debbygies
    Member

    No, never. When I started my blog last winter, that addy is my personal email that I signed up with, I think it made that my url site name, I tried to do something about it but in the passing time I changed my site to my name, I didn’t know it existed anymore until recently when I’ve been getting comments that I no longer have a blog on my site and I noticed on my page upper right when I click on my name there are 2 blogs listed, that is one of them, somewhere my social media is sending out links to that site which shouldn’t be there

    #1411825

    debbygies
    Member

    The worst of these problems began about a month ago when I opened a google plus page. My nickname on that page automatically became part of my name on my page in parenthesis and I changed my email address to my new google address at gmail, that is all I can recall of what has changed

    #1411831

    debbygies
    Member

    I’m pretty sure when I first joined WP cubsandpuppies was linked to my original blog. But this issue commenced about a month ago, nobody had ever mentioned a problem be directed there, If I changed my email primary address on wordpress is that what happened? They kept another site running with the old? I believe cubsandpuppies is still my primary address as I get all my WP updates there, I think I added my gmail addy as a user and left the other as primary, these are all the facts.

    #1411834

    debbygies
    Member

    What will happen if I just click on delete site? Will I lose my real blog as well?

    #1411841

    auxclass
    Member

    DON’T DELETE THE BLOG – – Please – that will make things worse – then people clicking on wherever they are for the link will get a “blog deleted” that is much worse than you have now

    Please put a note on the wayward blog – with a note that you have an error somewhere that is sending people to the wrong site and then have a link to the correct site – maybe ask the visitors that end up on the wayward site to leave a comment about where they came from –

    You could also buy a Site redirect Upgrade to send people automatically to the correct site

    In your Dashboard >> Users >> Personal settings >> do you have that set to the correct URL?

    You might have a problem at Google+ or somewhere that you have linked the wayward URL – but sorry I don’t do the other things so no advice at all on where to look other the the Settings here

    #1411843

    debbygies
    Member

    Yes the URL is set to my real site. So are you telling me that WP cannot delete that site or I cannot? I have checked all my social media links they all link to the real site? The problems I have been getting are with my wordpress followerers?

    #1411845

    auxclass
    Member

    You can delete the site – not a problem three clicks and an email – but that will not solve anything – it will make things worse – I see that you have the Post to send visitors to the correct site – that is good –

    somewhere you are leaving links to the wrong site – I don’t know how to find where the bad connection is – and the old bad links where you probably made some comments will not change the bad links – the bad links will be around for a long time so keeping the wayward site up with the Post sending visitors to the correct site will keep your visitors – if the site is deleted then visitors will see the “deleted” message with no help about where to go and some will think that you have stopped blogging –

    Sorry I don’t have any other ideas – others in the forum understand what might have happened to you and might be able to help

    #1411852

    debbygies
    Member

    Ok so that wrong site has to stay there infinitely? What happens when I buy my own site and I need to redirect followers to the new site, will my now real site still stay redirecting to new one or will it disappear and leave a new link?

    #1411854

    auxclass
    Member

    When you buy a custom domain name and map it to a blog – all the old links still work to the blog you mapped the custom domain name was mapped to – there would now be two setts of addresses that work – in fact you will still work on the old base WordPress.COM web site –

    If you got debbygies.com and mapped it to http://debbygies.wordpress.com/ – all the old links to debbygies.wordpress.com/ will still work and so would links to debbygies.com and visitors would see debbygies.com in their browser bar – and the link from the wayward site would not need to be changed either

    #1411858

    debbygies
    Member

    Ok thanks, I will definitely be upgrading in the coming weeks!

    #1411860

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome & good luck

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