problem changing the url to my wordpress site

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  • #437503

    doraya4
    Member

    I installed wordpress on my own domain and everything went smoothly until I decided I didn’t want the url to my blog to have “wordpress” in it. I wanted something more fitting instead so I tried changing the name of the wordpress folder in my ftp, but with this the site stops working. Changing it back to “wordpress” again, everything works fine.

    There was a setting where you could change this on the dashboard, but as soon as I tried this the wordpress powered part of the site breaks down. Now I can’t even reach my dashboard to undo the change, even if I re-install wordpress manually.

    Please help!!

    #437694

    supportbot
    Member

    You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

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    #437820

    tmydreams
    Member

    I have my blog adress as http://www.tmydreams.wordpress.com

    I recently bought and registeres the domain name http://www.tmydreams.com

    My question is how do i change my blog address to my registered address.

    It seems not to work yet i was charged for it

    Tell me your dreams

    #437825

    bergerbros
    Member

    I too have the same question.

    We pointed http://camerainstruction.wordpress.com/
    TO http://www.how-to-photography.com.

    WHEN TYPING IN: http://www.how-to-photography.com
    you are sent to the correct location, but the displayed URL changes back to the internal wordpress one.

    How do I fix this, do I need to pay that additional $5 to get it to work properly?
    Thank You
    John

    #437826

    timethief
    Member

    @tmydreams
    Please let’s get some things straight here. That’s NOT the URL for your wordpress.com blog. No wordpress.com URLs contain “www”. This is the correct URL http://tmydreams.com/

    The instructions for domain mapping from your wordpress.com root blog to your new domain at http://http://www.tmydreams.com/ are found here http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    If you purchased your domain from wordpress.com then this is the entry to note http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/

    #437827

    timethief
    Member

    @mydreams
    If you are experiencing problems with domain mapping the Volunteers cannot help you, only Staff can http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #437828

    timethief
    Member

    @bergerbros
    Please contact Staff as Volunteers cannot help you with your issue http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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