Linking wordpress.com blog to my wordpress website

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  • #728100

    reelstar
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    Hi, I have a wordpress website (self hosted) – http://www.reelstar.tv . I would like to configure it so that when you click on “Blog” in the Navigation Bar on the homepage it will open up my blog at http://reelstar.wordpress.com/

    Does anyone know how I can configure this within the wordpress CMS of http://www.reelstar.tv in order to achieve this ?

    All I can see is that I can edit the permalink http://www.reelstar.tv/blog/ i.e I can change the “blog/” part to something else, but I need to change the entire URL to http://reelstar.wordpress.com/ which it doesnt seem to allow me to do. Surely this is possible as I have visited many sites where clicking on “Blog” will link to an external URL.

    If any one could point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.

    Thanks

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

    #728281

    timethief
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    I can help. You need to create a custom menu and include a custom link to your site in it. Staff have provided help for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    What’s critical is:
    (1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. But we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.

    A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and/or custom links in your custom menu as well. You are in charge of what appears in a custom menu. You choose the order in which to display any and/or all the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide.

    #728282

    timethief
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    Also note that on this WordPress.com support forum we provide support only to those who have free hosted WordPress.com blogs. I posted what applies to a WordPress.com blog. To get support for your website you must post to http://wordpress.ORG/support/
    WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: The Differences

    #728284

    auxclass
    Member

    I think you can do http://blog.reelstar.tv – then put the link in the menu as noted above

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-subdomain/

    #728351

    reelstar
    Member

    Hello, Timethief, thanks for the time you put into your reply, its appreciated but I dont think you have understood my situation. First of all I do have a free hosted WordPress.com blog – http://reelstar.wordpress.com/ that is why I posted here. I need to connect that blog to my website – http://www.reelstar.tv , i.e when someone clicks on “Blog” on my website it redirects to my wordpress.com blog. I already understand custom menus, categories, drop downs etc, but my question has nothing to do with buliding a website structure from a wordpress blog. Anyway, thanks for your time, and thanks to Auxclass’ response which is what I will look into.

    All the best.

    #728354

    heatherstark
    Member

    I advised a friend to do what auxclass suggested, and it worked fine.

    #728356

    heatherstark
    Member

    time thief’s advice is relevant in that you will need to get people back to your main self hosted site, once they are on the blog, which appears to be on your site but actually isn’t. this is quite straightforward (as these things go).

    #728366

    reelstar
    Member

    Ok, thanks a lot Heather.

    Also thanks Time thief and Auxclass.

    #728386

    timethief
    Member

    ~~auxclass
    Exactly. :)

    @heatherstark
    Thanks for the assist.

    @reelstar
    If you have a WordPress.org install on your site then the instructions I posted above are relevant for creating a custom menu on WordPress.com installs as well. And as Heather points out you will need to get people back to your main self hosted site here too. You’re welcome from me and best wishes with your site and your blog. :)

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