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Will I lose my followers if I change to an own domain from WP

  1. Hello!

    I already have a blog in, but I really want to get an own domain in wordpress. Upgrade my blog.

    Is there a possibility that once I get my own domain, and go to instead of, that I will lose followers?
    Because some of my followers are subscribed to my blog, some follow me through wordpress. I don't want to risk and lose more than 1k followers.

    Thank you in advance!

    The blog I need help with is

  2. No. The reason we purchase domain mapping is because it creates a seamless redirect form the original blog URLs to the same content under the domain URLs no matter where they are clicked anywhere on the internet. In other words - don't sweat this. The blog is going to be hosted exactly where it is now and all the changes is the URLs.

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying subdomain blog to map from and the domain name you desire must be available for purchase, or you must already own the domain URL.

    After you have registered a 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 from the blog's dashboard at > Store > My Upgrades.

    See here if you do not own a domain

    See here for mapping an existing domain that you already own

    See here for mapping a sub-domain (for a domain with an existing website) to your blog

    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 > What's important during that stage is to be patient.

  3. P.S. I suggest you read this section closely before you upgrade so you are clear on the details. Domains - Important Notes Before Upgrading

  4. So all my subscribers/followers will continue getting a mail every time in post a new blog post?

    I was thinking of getting either the wordpress premium one or the the simple 'add a domain' option. Both have mapping and a new domain in them. So think I'll be fine. :)

    And I'll make sure to read that. :)

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