URL Upgrade

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  • #1571523

    mcscripturus
    Member

    I would like to purchase the domain name upgrade, to drop the wordpress from the name. Unfortunetly I have already sent the link with the “wordpress” in it to a bunch of people.
    If I get rid of the “wordpress”, will links with the wordpress in it, still function the same way?

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

    #1571627

    auxclass
    Member

    If I get rid of the “wordpress”, will links with the wordpress in it, still function the same way?

    yes –

    There are two steps you need to do

    1) register the domain name
    2) Map the domain name

    2.5) Wait for the changes to move across the internet – changes start in a few hours but can take 24 to 72 hours to fully migrate

    #1571637

    timethief
    Member

    @auxclass
    Good morning :)

    @mcscripturus
    Here’s how to proceed. In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from and the domain name you desire must be available for purchase.

    If you have registered a .wordpress.com blog you log in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog.

    (1) See here if you do not own a domain http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    (2) See here for mapping an existing domain that you already own http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    (3) See here for mapping a sub-domain (for a domain with an existing website) to your WordPress.com blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-subdomain/

    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing it can take between 24 – 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What’s important during that stage is to be patient.

    #1571886

    mcscripturus
    Member

    Would it work through search engines? Say if one was to Google, mcscriptor.wordpress.com instead of mcscriptor.(insert here), would it still work?

    #1571887

    auxclass
    Member

    yes the name works with search engines, the base URL mcscriptor.wordpress.com will redirect properly to your-cool-name.com, with the proper Post / Page URL

    Over a period of time search engines will stop indexing the URL mcscriptor.wordpress.com and the URL in the search engine will show up as your-cool-name.com,

    Either way, links will go to the proper address

    #1571896

    mcscripturus
    Member

    Alright Thanks!

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