Transferring blog to a new user account of the same name as the blog

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  • #855735

    julianparmar
    Member

    Hi,

    I am trying to do the same thing as detailed in this post: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/can-you-move-an-existing-blog-to-a-new-account-with-the-same-name?replies=5

    The solution given in that thread was to contact support, which I did 5 days ago but haven’t got a response yet! Seeing as that thread is over 2 years old, I was wondering if anyone knew whether there was now a way of doing this without going through support? Or if not, how long will it usually take for a support request to be replied to?

    Thanks!

    #855892

    raincoaster
    Member

    You should simply be able to invite them via email instead of username.

    #855898

    julianparmar
    Member

    Sorry, but this doesn’t seem to fix the problem that I’m having. Even if I invite someone (myself…) via email, they can’t create a new user account with the same name as my blog.

    What I want to do is transfer the blog, for example, myblogname.wordpress.com (currently under username julianparmar) to a new username called myblogname. (I won’t post the actual blog name, as the entire point of this is to disconnect it from my username!)

    I think that usually it isn’t possible to create a new user account with the same name as an existing blog, even though there is no account with that name. Given that I own the blog myblogname.wordpress.com, I want to know if I can circumvent this restriction and setup a user account called myblogname.

    I know that it is possible to circumvent this via contacting support, as the user in the thread that I posted did, but I was wondering if there is another way to do it (given that the earlier thread was posted 2 years ago).

    #855918

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ah, now I see that. Yes, you apparently will have to contact support unless they want to create a different username.

    #855933

    julianparmar
    Member

    Ok, thanks! Do you know how long it normally takes for support requests to be replied to?

    #856049

    julianparmar
    Member

    For anyone who finds this thread vis search, I contacted support and they sorted this out for me. It took 9 days to get a reply (I think they’re quite busy…), but hang in there!

    #856050

    timethief
    Member

    @julianparmar
    What exactly do you mean by “they sorted this out the way I wanted?” Please expand and note that I’m asking beacuse we Volunteers certainly do not want to be posting incorrect answers.

    #856051

    julianparmar
    Member

    Sure.

    For anyone who’s reading:

    I had 3 blogs on this account, let’s call them good.wordpress.com, bad.wordpress.com and ugly.wordpress.com (the entire point of this exercise was to remove connections between my name and these blogs, so I won’t use the actual blog names).

    I realised that I had created the bad and ugly blogs prematurely – I actually wanted to have them under different usernames – preferably “bad” and “ugly” (for continuity). The WordPress site didn’t allow me to create these usernames – any name that has been used for a blog is barred from being created as a username (even if no-one actually has that username) – presumably to avoid someone else registering the name of your blog as their username.

    However, seeing as I myself owned these blog names and wanted to create the usernames associated with them, I contacted support to ask if they could do this, i.e. create a user account “bad” with blog bad.wordpress.com and another user account “ugly” with blog ugly.wordpress.com.

    They were happy to help and just required that I send them an different email address to register each new account with. It just took a little while to get this all sorted.

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