I want to use my main domain to join wordpress community

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    It is nice to have this interesting features in wordpress, however I got confused.

    I have a 1) site.com and 2) site.wordpress.com

    I want to use my main domain “site.com” in the wordpress community like the “following, reblogging, likes, and also be found in wordpress blog searches”

    – Does this work with website redirect?
    – or does it happen with adding the domain to wordpress?

    In other words, I want to use wordpress community with my main domain, what should I do? What will I get? What will I lose?

    PS: my main domain is already with wordpress.org (if that was important information)

    The blog I need help with is marketer737.wordpress.com.


    On the PS, there is no way to have your WordPress.org site in this community. Only sites hosted here at WordPress.com have the features and advantages of this community.


    Yeah I posted it twice because some autobot told me to use my other domain haha

    and I get it now Thanks for the quick reply


    What about the redirect site feature though?

    I thought if people click on my site.wordpress.com it will make them go to my “site.com”

    or are there some issues because redirect will do something with my content as well?


    That is to redirect traffic from a site.WordPress.com blog to another domain/site that is not at WordPress.com (site.com).

    It would not connect you to this community or give you any of the unique features here.


    oh it seem to get clearer now haha

    So what happen if I used my site.wordpress.com in the community
    and redirected all the traffic to my site.com

    isn’t it in other words like being an the community using my wordpress account while all traffic goes to my main website?


    oh you are right then they will be the issue of the blog posts from my site.com which will not appear in the reader unless I am being followed



    If WP.com staff think your blog here is solely for the purpose of redirecting traffic to your off-WP.com site while gaining the benefits of being hosted here, they will suspend it. I’ve seen it happen dozens of times.


    ohhh I didn’t know that I thought paying the $13 a year will make me have the freedom to enjoy the community and also redirect people to my self hosted domain without any problem.

    I get it now thanks Sacred and Rain.

    I should just move away and work on marketing my self hosted domain instead :)



    The Terms of Service are way different here than on a self hosted site – much more strict


    anyway thanks all for the help :)


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