Redirection from wordpress.com to wordpress.org

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  • #341299

    hommedebout
    Member

    Hi,

    I’d like to get back my old Pagerank and redirect my old WP.com blog to my new WP.org blog. I found some tutorial which involves using nameserver from my new domain to actually host it back to wordpress.com but if my understanding is correct all it does is simply asking me to pay 10$ for having wordpress.com hosting a blog on my domain…

    Anyone have any idea how to do the trick? Thanks

    The blog I need help with is lelectronlibre.net.

    #341501

    sambauers
    Member

    The blog you specified at lelectronlibre.net does not appear to be hosted at WordPress.com.

    This support forum is for WordPress.com hosted blogs only. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog you need to seek help at the WordPress.org forums, not here.

    If you don’t understand the difference, you may find this information helpful.

    #341502

    hommedebout
    Member

    Great. On wordpress.org they told me to ask here and now you ask me to go ask them…

    #341503

    hommedebout
    Member

    Ok please consider that my blog is ledernierquebecois.wordpress.com

    I want to redirect it to a wordpress.org blog, but without having it hosted on a wordpress.com platform…

    #341516

    raincoaster
    Member

    I have heard it’s possible, but not easy. Afraid I don’t know how it’s done.

    #341584

    hommedebout
    Member

    Anyone know how it can be done?

    #341585

    Go to the FAQ’s and type in “redirect.” It requires you to buy the domain mapping upgrade ($10 per year US).

    Do be aware that it is finicky and I’ve known a few people who have not been able to get it to work.

    #341592

    hommedebout
    Member

    @thesacredpath: The problem with the 10$ per year is that it requires the new domain to get to wordpress.com to work. So I can’t use wordpress.org…

    #341593

    No, there is a trick that can be used with the domain mapping upgrade to redirect to your self-hosted blog.

    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/redirecting-your-blog/

    #341594

    hommedebout
    Member

    Hmm… If I understand correctly, my blog could not work for many days, waiting for the NS to find the way. This is weird. Why wouldn’t it be possible to simply pay the 10$ and get a 301 redirection on the home page? That would be much more easy!

    #341595

    hommedebout
    Member

    And if I understand correctly, this is simply a « mapping », which mean the blog is still wordpress.com but it looks as it is not.

    #341596

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, that’s not the case. You’re mapping your OLD WP.com address to your new blog so people going to your old address will go to the new one. And there’s no way to avoid the lag time.

    #341597

    No, it is a trick to get the URL of your wordpress.COM blog redirected to another blog hosted somewhere else so that if someone types your wordpress.COM blog URL into their browser, they are redirected to the new non-wordpress.COM blog.

    WordPress.COM does not do 301 redirects. The trick outlined in the support document I referenced is the only way.

    #341598

    As far as the delay, that is not under the control of wordpress. It has to do with the DNS servers. It takes time for the DNS change to work its way through all of the name servers on the internet. That is just the way it is. Typically it takes 24-48 hours, but in my experience, it can take up to 72 hours although that is not normal. It just depends on how many DNS changes are issued at any given time. The servers update in the order the changes come in, and if there are a lot of changes in a certain period, then it is going to take longer.

    Welcome to the reality of the internet.

    #341599

    One other note: The wordpress.COM blog that you are redirecting using the “trick” has to remain active in order for the redirect to work. In other words, you cannot delete it until such time as you figure everyone has found your new blog, and the search engines have picked it up.

    #341601

    hommedebout
    Member

    Hmm… I am not sure about something: if I have to give wordpress.com my blog’s NS, then it’s like wordpress.com is actually hosting my blog… simply on my server rather than on wordpress.com server, right? So, basically, I won’t be able to use the wordpress.org features, plugins, etc.?

    I am so confused.

    #341624
    #341676

    lifequake
    Member

    So the way I understand it, you’re forwarding your DNS records to wordpress.com which is then forwarding DNS to your offsite hosting….. This would be all well and good if your blog were your entire site… however this is rarely the case. I’m looking at a situation where the blog in question is located on mydomain.com/blog/. Is this impossible?

    I would LOVE if I could show a temporary page with a 5-second meta redirect. Is there ANY way I can do this?

    #341677

    mark
    Staff

    Sorry but no, we do not do that.

    #341710

    karpsy
    Member

    Is there any way a service like that will be available in the future?

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