Replacing one blog address with an existing address

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  • #1052944

    Hi, I’m trying to replace the blog address of my primary blog with the blog address (philadelphiahealthcorps.wordpress.com) from a second blog I own.

    However, whenever I try to change the blog address of the second blog to try to free up philadelphiahealthcorps.wordpress.com for use, instead of allowing the address to be useable for my primary blog, it actually creates a THIRD blog with the changed address, while still keeping the philadelphiahealthcorps.wordpress.com in use. So I still can’t use the address for my primary blog.

    What can I do?

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is philadelphiahealthcorps2011.wordpress.com.

    #1053065

    Can anyone help? I’ve been browsing other blog url address questions, and I don’t seem to find any that fit my problem.

    Thanks

    #1053066

    timethief
    Member

    I’m trying to replace the blog address of my primary blog with the blog address (philadelphiahealthcorps.wordpress.com) from a second blog I own.

    Are you using this guide? http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    #1053067

    timethief
    Member

    How many username accounts do you have? And, is this second blog you have registered under the same username account as the first blog?

    #1053069

    Hi timethief,
    I did follow the guide to change the blog address. I have only one username account. Both blogs are under the same account.

    #1053071

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll flag this thread for Staff assistance.

    #1053072

    The problem I’m having is when I follow the guide to change the blog address, it’s not replacing the existing blog address, but actually making a THIRD blog with the new address. So the existing blog address is still technically in use, and therefore cannot be used for my Primary Blog.

    #1053074

    Thank you!

    #1053076

    timethief
    Member

    RATS! I just figured this out. You already own the blog address, so you can’t use the changing a blog address guide. Instead you need to transfer the blog content by export and import.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

    #1053089

    Since I own the blog address, I can’t just give it to another blog I own?

    #1053131

    macmanx
    Staff

    No, the blog already exists, so you’ll have to transfer the content manually: http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-between-wordpress-com-blogs

    #1053175

    Will I be able to export/import the existing theme and headers and links?

    #1053177

    timethief
    Member

    Themes cannot be exported and imported. Headers are images and will be included. Links? See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/import-export-links/

    Note: all support documentation is at this link http://en.support.wordpress.com

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