Mapping my blogs to another domain

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  • #1644592

    amaliavida
    Member

    I have two sites: amaliavida.wordpress.com and ethnostravel.wordpress.com. I want to point them, my posts and followers, to my private domain hosted with GoDaddy, http://www.AmaliaVida.com. How do I do this? Thank you!

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

    #1644809

    rootjosh
    Staff

    I can help you with that.

    Your followers can be migrated once your self-hosted site is connected to Jetpack:

    http://jetpack.me/

    You can redirect traffic with the Site Redirect upgrade:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/

    #1644811

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Please post here once you’ve got your new site connected to Jetpack so that I can migrate your followers.

    #1644821

    amaliavida
    Member

    Hi! Thanks for the help and links to information. My new self-hosted wordpress template site is already connected to JetPack. What do I do now? I see a lot of options under the JetPack and am a little confused. Do I need to do the site-redirect upgrade for my other two sites first? Thank you!

    #1644822

    amaliavida
    Member

    And my other question, when I do the Site Redirect and enter my new self-hosted URL, do I put just the main URL or the exact page on that new site where I want this blog to be directed? For example, http://www.AmaliaVida.com/Write rather than just http://www.AmaliaVida.com? Thanks!

    #1644824

    amaliavida
    Member

    Ok, so I purchased the Site Redirect for each of my blogs. I don’t have them pointing there yet because I still don’t understand how to get them to show up at my self-hosted site. I already have a wordpress theme I’m using with my self-hosted site so how do I get each of my blogs to appear with their original themes, appearance and posts/content, from a place on my own domain? Thanks for help. This is really confusing and frustrating for me.

    #1644873

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Okay, I’m going to have to tackle a few things one at a time here. So please bear with me.

    #1644874

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Subscriber migration from ethnostravel.wordpress.com to AmaliaVida.com is done.

    #1644875

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Subscriber migration from amaliavida.wordpress.com to AmaliaVida.com is done.

    #1644876

    amaliavida
    Member

    Thank you! Can you clarify for me what my subscribers will see when they go to my blogs? I don’t have the site redirects on right now for my self-hosted site. Does that make a difference until I update it? Thanks again!

    #1644877

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Thank you! Can you clarify for me what my subscribers will see when they go to my blogs?

    anyone going to your WordPress.com URLs will see the wordpress.com sites. However, none of your subscribers will see anything in their reader or email that you publish on your WordPress.com sites because you have moved them all to your self-hosted site.

    #1644879

    amaliavida
    Member

    Okay. That makes sense. What do I need to do for my posts/content from my wordpress.com blog sites to appear on my self-hosted AmaliaVida.com site? Is this possible?

    #1644881

    raincoaster
    Member

    On an ongoing basis? Or just taking it all from there and putting it in the new blog at once?

    On an ongoing basis: that’s a problem. It’s possible technically,b ut staff have said that if an external blog is just re-posting stuff from your WP.com blog, that the WP.com blog be set to private. Otherwise Google penalizes WP for having duplicate spam content.

    At once? Easy. Go to the dashboard Tools page of the WP.com blog, and click to create an Export file. Include all media. Then on the dashboard of the other blog, click Import and away you go. It can take a few hours to import. Be sure and check to make sure it all got ported over. Sometimes exports get stuck.

    #1644890

    amaliavida
    Member

    Doing it all at once is what I prefer to do, so I’ll give the export and import a try. Thank you!

    #1644900

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Yes, Raincoaster has set you on the correct path. And let me also encourage you NOT to post duplicate content on two sites.

    Here is a support page regarding the exporting process:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

    #1644901

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Also, once everything is set up at your new site, don’t forget to log into your WordPress.com site’s dashboard and go to Store–> Domains to turn on your Site Redirect upgrades for both of your old sites.

    #1644958

    amaliavida
    Member

    Hi again! I’ve been working on doing the export and import that you both recommended. Thanks for all the help. I still need a bit more help though, cause now I’m having an interruption in the import. It says this: Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator and inform them of the time the error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Apache Server at amaliavida.com Port 80

    #1644959

    amaliavida
    Member

    Oh boy, I’ve also talked to GoDaddy, my host for the site, and they’re of no help. I have a custom WordPress template installed and running already on my amaliavida.com site that I’m trying to import to…think that I need to do something to that? Can I do it from my dashboard or do I need to import files through GoDaddy? Thanks again!

    #1644960

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Because your new site is self-hosted with a different host, support staff at WordPress.com do not have access to your site’s files or the ability to provide support for your import issue.

    However, you can find a ton of support for your self-hosted WordPress site here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/

    http://codex.wordpress.org/

    If you need professional help for your self-hosted WordPress site, please check out:

    http://jobs.wordpress.net/

    #1644961

    amaliavida
    Member

    Thanks! I actually figured out by googling that it was a port 80 issue. I just had to shut down my Skype and Evernote so it wasn’t take up all the space on port 80. Crazy stuff, but so glad to have learned all this and that it worked.
    Thanks again for all your help :)

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