How to move a domain to wordpress.com

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  • #1201992

    mathlind
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    Just as the title says:
    How does one move ones domain to wordpress.com.
    What kind of signing up process is applicable.
    The one that includes a .com .org etc. is for registering the domain at wordpress.com isn’t it?

    Grateful for an answer.

    #1202076

    supportbot
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    #1202080

    mikedariano
    Member

    Can you rephrase your question? WordPress can host your blog – myblog.wordpress.com – or WordPress can be the software that runs your blog which is hosted elsewhere – myblog.com. You can have myblog.com hosted at WordPress but are subject to certain rules that you aren’t elsewhere.

    I’d be happy to help, can you rephrase or describe what you are trying to do?

    #1202084

    mathlind
    Member

    Thanks Mikedeariano,
    Yes I own a x.com and x.org which a bought some time ago.
    I would like do have a blog/website for sharing information only i.e. no trading.
    I thought wordpress.com was a good place for hosting my domain since a got the impression the have great support.
    Bottom line: I like to write and would like to do this under my own domain. Is wordpress.com the optimal host?

    #1202106

    mikedariano
    Member

    WordPress is the best blogging software and I’ve tried all the other major ones. I think what you need to check out is the mapping my domain section – http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/.

    Let me know how that works.

    #1202112

    mathlind
    Member

    Thanks Mike,
    What are the benefits of having ones website/ownblog.com at wordpress.com compared of having the site at a traditional webhotel?
    Wordpress.com has some rules and don’t give you ftp access to your files.
    So what value do they add to you as a costumer?

    #1202158

    auxclass
    Member

    You just write original content, observe the TOS and the staff keeps the software updated, you have this great support forum, the blogs are hosted on three massive in the cloud server farms,

    You are limited to the file types you can upload (no zip files for instance) – I have found the lack of FTP access to be a minor thing that has not prevented me from putting files on my site – the only limit with the no FTP is I can’t replace an individual file with an updated version of the same name – was only an issue in one case

    #1202186

    mathlind
    Member

    Thanks for the advice,
    Seem like some great pros here.

    If you please indulge me, I have another question:
    For regular blogging, what type of service would I apply for
    The 99 or the 299 offer.
    Since money is no option, I wonder what themes and customization adds to normal blogging activity.

    #1202192

    auxclass
    Member

    Some people get a Premium theme because they like the looks

    CSS is when you want to change a themes look more than the built in changes allowed – most of the themes have the ability to change the look a bit – some change a lot – – depends on what you want to do

    Basic blogging here is FREE – well the do put ads on your site from time to time as a trade off for free – but you can buy the no ads upgrade for $ 30.– / year to remove them – I have the no ads upgrade on the site linked to my site and on a site I admin that is for a non-profit group – I have a couple of other sites – one for recipes and other stuff and it has no upgrades

    Each upgrade is exactly what it says – no more no less

    Depends on what you want to do – how fancy a blog you want – what you want it to look like – many have the ability to put your own picture in the header

    #1202195

    mathlind
    Member

    Great auxclass (Mike),
    You gave me all the information I need for now.
    I will investigate i bit more and most probably upgrade.

    Cheers

    #1202197

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome & good luck

    #1202297

    mikedariano
    Member

    Glad we could help. I’ve also found the theme choice to be really good, much more polished options and there are a lot of great plugins if you want to do different things.

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