Redirect old domain to new domain, how ?

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  • #798624

    faeronsayn
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    Okay so before you guys draw any conclusions from the title please read the following.

    So I have a main site that is named “domain.com” and now one of my sections is very large and so I’ve decided to create a whole new site with it. Here is the problem though, I can get the URLs to redirect, but they’ll only redirect to my main site’s domain “domain.com” but I want a new domain for my new site, “website.com” but this is the problem. Since I am using my old domain already I can’t just forward all requests to the new domain, only certain requests need to go to the new domain. How can I do this ?

    Just to clear things up if it will help. The section that I am breaking off is the only one that will run on wordpress, my main site currently does not run on wordpress, but the section with the domain name of “website.com” will run on wordpress. Is it possible that all requests that come from “domain.com” and try to access the wordpress platform, it will automatically change the domain from “domain.com” to “website.com” since only this section will run on wordpress, this technique would work.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    #798810

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

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    #798814

    timethief
    Member

    Sop are your prepared to create a free hosted WordPress.com blog, move the content into it and purchase a domain mapping upgrade or not?

    Map an existing domain (one you already own) to your WordPress.com blog. http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    Important Notes Before Upgrading > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading

    #798817

    timethief
    Member

    Edit: “Sop are your” was meant to be “So are you …”

    #798822

    faeronsayn
    Member

    @timethief

    I want to host the new site myself, if it possible to use this service without letting wordpress.com host the site ?

    #798825

    timethief
    Member

    No

    #798826

    faeronsayn
    Member

    Awwh are you serious?

    okay, any other solutions for what I am trying to do ?

    #798828

    timethief
    Member

    What you are trying to so is to get benefits from WordPress.com that are only available to free hosted by WordPress.com bloggers, who also pay for domain mapping upgrades. That’s a no go.

    I want to host the new site myself

    You can do that http://wordpress.org/

    #798829

    timethief
    Member

    Have you read this entry so you are clear on all the differences between free hosted WordPress.com blogs and self hosted WordPress.org installs, which are not part of the WordPress.com community? http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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