Problem connecting my domain and my wordpress blog

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  • #1155493

    Hello all,
    I recently started my wordpress blog http://aliisaacstoryteller.wordpress.com, and I intended to map it to my own website domain http://www.aliisaacstoryteller.com. So i followed the instructions to add a CNAME (blog.aliisaacstoryteller.com) on my host, and changed the DNS server to the wordpress ones, as instructed, and paid the $13. All seemed to work well, however, I only saw my old website, and my new blog had ‘dissappeared’. thinking I had done wrong, I changed the primary domain back to wordpress, and now my new blog comes up when i type http://www.aliisaacstoryteller.com into a search engine, but my website has ‘dissappeared’. All I want is for my blog to show up as a page on my website. Can someone please advise? BTW, I am technologically challenged! Thank you for any help offered!
    Ali Isaac

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

    #1155553

    auxclass
    Member

    I have flagged this for the staff to help

    Just a double check:

    You want to make your blog here at WordPress.COM look something like blog.aliisaacstoryteller.com – a sub-domain of your existing web site and not replace your existing web site (aliisaacstoryteller.com) with your aliisaacstoryteller.wordpress.com blog? Correct?

    It looks like you have already followed these instructions – all I can suggest is for you to review them while waiting for the staff to help

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-subdomain/

    #1155574

    Hi auxclass,

    Thanks for responding so quickly. Appreciate it. Yes, you are correct, I would like my wordpress blog to look like blog.aliisaacstoryteller.com, a sub-domain of my existing website http://www.aliisaacstoryteller.com and NOT replace it.

    I am not knowledgeable in these matters, but am assuming that then both sites will be ‘attached ‘ together, ie blog.aliisaacstoryteller will appear on my existing website without losing the existing website?

    Thanks so much for flagging to the staff, and I will surely follow your recommendation to review whilst awaiting a response.

    Regards,
    Ali Isaac.

    #1155606

    kardotim
    Member

    Currently you have mapped aliisaacstoryteller.com to your WordPress.com blog.

    If you want I can change the domain mapping upgrade to blog.aliisaacstoryteller.com . After that you should revert your nameserver settings so it points to your own hosting. And add a CNAME record so the ‘blog’ sub-domain points to your WordPress.com blog.

    You can contact your domain registrar’s (Easyspace) support to help you set the records.

    #1155611

    Hi kardotim,

    It would be great if you could do that, thank you very much.

    I already added a CNAME for the blog subdomain, but I will check that I have done this correctly.

    With regard to name server settings, please can I just clarify; I thought I had to insert the three wordpress ones, and delete my own host settings. Pleae confirm, am I to revert back to the original host DNS settings?

    Will all this then mean that my new blog.aliisaacstoryteller blog will appear as a page on my original http://www.aliisaacstoryteller.com website?

    Thank you for your help.
    Alison.

    #1155620

    kardotim
    Member

    If you revert the nameserver settings, the root domain (aliisaacstoryteller.com) will point to your self-hosted site at Easyspace. If you add a CNAME record for blog.aliisaacstoryteller.com it will redirect to your WordPress.com blog.

    I replaced your current domain mapping with blog.aliisaacstoryteller.com. As you can see, it now redirects to your WordPress.com blog.

    #1155625

    Hi Kardotim
    Thank you for all you have done. However, I think I have made a mistake, and that my new wordpress blog SHOULD replace my old website.

    So I want my wordpress blog to be hosted on my old website as http://www.aliisaacstoryteller.com INSTEAD of blog.aliisaacstoryteller.com. What should I do now, and do I need to pay another $13 fee?

    I sincerely apologise for the confusion.
    Regards,
    Alison.

    #1155626

    kardotim
    Member

    I see. I’ve just changed your domain mapping back to aliisaacstoryteller.com. Now you can change the nameservers and set it as below:

    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

    After that you can select the domain as primary at https://aliisaacstoryteller.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paid-upgrades.php?page=domains

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

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