Site redirect to a self-hosted directoy

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  • #1330615

    oclcyc
    Member

    Hi, I’m looking at the help and searching through forums but could not find a definitive answer to this.

    A friend has a blog hosted in wordpress.com for his e-commerce site. He purchased a customer domain upgrade and is now at blog.example.com.

    He now wants to host himself in a subdirectory in his site (www.example.com/blog) and redirect from wordpress.com.

    Can that redirection be done through the ‘site redirect’ upgrade? If not, any ideas/reccomendations?

    #1330696

    raincoaster
    Member

    Wait. We need the exact URL of your friend’s site, because it does not sound like a WP.com blog; we can’t do ecommerce.

    #1330698

    oclcyc
    Member

    Sorry, I should have made it clearer: He has his site already self hosted, only the blog is in wordpress.com.

    So:

    His site, self-hosted: http://www.example.com
    His blog, in wp.com: blog.example.com

    Where he wants to put his blog, self-hosted: http://www.example.com/blog

    Hope this clarifies.

    #1330707

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, we need to know the URL of the WordPress.com blog. Not the rough format of the URL but the actual URL.

    #1330715

    oclcyc
    Member

    I’ll check with him to see if he’s ok with it (although I’m not sure why the actual URL is needed, frankly).

    #1330716

    raincoaster
    Member

    To avoid wasting the volunteer’s time.

    #1330718

    oclcyc
    Member

    Ok, he’s fine with it, so here it is, now with realname(tm) :)

    So:

    His site, self-hosted: http://www.cocinista.es
    His blog, in wp.com: http://blog.cocinista.es (paid custom domaing, real blog at http//blogcocinista.wordpress.com)

    Where he wants to put his blog, self-hosted: http://www.cocinista.es/blog

    So he should redirect from http//blogcocinista.wordpress.com to http://www.cocinista.es/blog, but I am not sure if the ‘site redirect’ upgrade allows it.

    #1330722

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, that should be doable. It’s exactly what the redirect is designed for. http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/

    #1330725

    oclcyc
    Member

    Great, thanks! As the redirect support page did not mention specifically subdirectories, I was not sure…

    Is there a place where I could suggest to include and example with a subdirectory to the support page?

    #1330726

    raincoaster
    Member

    Not as far as I know. Maybe the Ideas forum?

    #1330731

    oclcyc
    Member

    Will try that, thanks again!

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