Switching to self-hosted blog

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  • #464307

    Hello All,

    I have had a wordpress.com blog for over a year now, and I have always had it mapped to blog.mydomain.com

    I would now like to self-host the blog, and I have a couple of questions.

    1: I already turned-off the domain mapping in my wordpress.com control panel and deleted it. However, when I go to blog.mydomain.com, it says: “Warning! Domain mapping upgrade for this domain not found. Please login and go to the Domains Upgrades page of your blog to use this domain.” I can’t install wordpress on blog.mydomain.com because it keeps redirecting.

    Do i have to do delete the custom CNAME in the DNS settings on in my host?

    Lastly, when I was experimenting transfering to blog I was having lots of problems with the internal links not matching. Does anyone have a good way to upload the blog while preserving the internal links?

    Thanks!

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

    #464498

    Yes you have to delete the CNAME has its still pointing to here. Make sure though that a A record points it to your host.

    Yes, in settings, change perma links to include month and day. (Day and name http://blah.com/2010/04/05/sample-post/

    #464502

    I’ve already done all that, but still points to wordpress.com How long does it take?

    #464503

    Can take up to 24 hours.

    Try and see what OpenDNS spits out.

    http://www.opendns.com/support/cache/

    #464507

    Actually it can in some cases take up to 72 hours for the propagation through all the internet nameservers to complete. Generally it has been taking about 24-48 lately, but it can take longer. Just be patient and it will get there.

    #464517

    007marketer
    Member

    I’m considering getting my own URL from Go Daddy, were I all ready have one for my website, can I use only one URL and have my pages link together using one domain name?

    #464520

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’m not quite following that. Could you give us specific examples, with URLs?

    #464621

    007marketer
    Member

    OK…
    Can I use the same domain name for multiple WP blog sites?

    #464637

    timethief
    Member

    @007marketer
    I am not aware of any way to domain map multiple wordpress.com root blogs to a single domain, and I cannot find anything in support documentation that deals with this issue. I think you should pose your question to Staff http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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