Moving from hosted non-WP website to WP.com

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    My current website trinitynursery.com is not a WordPress website and it is hosted at DreamHost.com. I am creating a new website with WP.com which is currently called trinitynursery.wordpress.com.

    My plan is to map the domain at WP, make trinitynursery.com primary, and change the nameservers at DreamHost to point to wordpress.com, so when folks go to trinitynursery.com they will go to my new WP.com website.

    My question: what can I do to prevent visitors trying to access my old pages from getting an Error 404 Page Not Found?

    For example, my current “products” page is trinitynursery.com/Products.htm. My new WP.com “products” page will be trinitynursery.com/products/

    Can I somehow redirect them from all of the old pages either to the new pages, or to trinitynursery.com?

    I checked with DreamHost, but they said to check with WordPress.

    Thanks!
    Nancy

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

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    timethief
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    Hmm. I thought I had. Is my question answered in the “New URLs” bullet? It happens automatically? I don’t have to do anything? That would be sweet!

    I guess when I read “… and existing blog with posts …” I didn’t translate that to mean web pages. How do they know where to redirect visitors? My WP website is very different from my old website.

    Thanks!

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