Permalinks question on paid WordPress Blog
You did not provide a link to your blog so we can’t fully answer your question, however no option on WordPress.COM allows the Permalink structure to be changed.
The link you have is to WordPress.ORG not here.
For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
The permalink structure on free hosted WordPress.com blogs like the one you posted the link to cannot be changed. There is no upgrade you can purchase from WordPress.com that allows you to change permanent structure. Also the codex only applies to self hoeste WordPress.org installs.
Maybe we misunderstood but the blog is not free as we paid for hosting and mapped it to a domain name.
Is it still considered a free blog ?
Yes of course it is a free blog that’s being free hosted by WordPress.com. All you purchased was a domain name and domain mapping and that’s what you got and nothing more as nothing else changes. Please read all of this:
Important Notes Before Upgrading section > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading
If you require what only a self hosted WordPress.org site provides then you can hire a web host and move your content into it and update the nameservers to point your domain to the new self hosted WordPress.com site.
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: The Differences
moving a blog
oops! I’m so sorry I accidentally left a strong tag open above.
domain management – updating nameservers
OK because we bought hosting from WordPress so we thought it was a paid blog.
Thank you for the reply and feedback :)
I do know whereof I speak as my own blogs are free blogs being free hosted by WordPress.com and they have domain mapping upgrades. Moreover, the support documentation I linked to above is very clear.
You did not buy hosting from WordPress.com. You got a free blog and free hosting as we all do. Then you purchased a domain name and domain mapping and that’s what you got.
Permalink structure cannot be changed on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. If you want to be able to change permalink structure you must hire a web host and set up a WordPress.org install as I explained above.
We paid 17 dollars for mapping and domain name but also 90 plus dollars for hosting.
We paid 90 plus for 10GB of space and a few other options so we were under the impression that it was hosting.
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