Regarding site redirect upgrade
I was hosting my website on wordpress.com but since i decided to self-host recently; i would like to purchase site redirect. I was wondering how this work exactly. What if a visitor come from Google with an URL like abc.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/post-title; will it get redirected to abc.com or abc.com/2012/02/02/post-title ? Because I want the former; not the latter since my change the permalink structure in the new site and a bunch of whole other things
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It should send you to your new blog with the same Perma LInk structure as it was here but with your new base web site exchanged for the old blog here – but all is not lost with the redirect – since you are moving to .ORG you have access to the httaccess file and there are several Plug-in’s that should do redirects inside your site
Make friends over at the WordPress.ORG help forum and also look in the Plug-ins area – redirects and changing the URL structure was not an unusual need
Thanks for the catch. I never change permalink structure at all.
The default Perma-link structure is different than it is here – I changed to one that matched here before I moved from my .ORG install – but the software here does not recognize the default Perma-links – so the search engines held onto the old structure – I had something like 1,000 crawl errors at Google the first year – yes I was a bit grumpy about the differences between .ORG & .COM – and that there were not some options here to deal with address issues – at a minimum the ability to exclude directories that no longer exist
But the OP has a lot of options at .ORG – a lot or resources
Yes changing Perma-link structure can give all sorts of issues – but I think the .ORG software can keep track of the changes and send links to the correct Post –
The crawl error part is a nightmare.
it’s not just permalink structure that i change; it’s also the nice permalink of many posts. it was a big mess before. that’s why i’m worried.
olps, typo; it’s not nice permalink but the post’s slug :D
Yes, if you purchase a Site Redirect upgrade to example.com, example.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/post-title will redirect to example.com/2012/02/02/post-title.
Just make sure that the permalink structure on your WordPress.org blog matches your WordPress.com blog, and you don’t change any post slugs (“post-title”) after you move.
Thanks for your response. I never change permalink structure and I thought that was the case but wanted to be positive.
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