I purchased a redirect and paid for it without thinking.
Unhappily, I realise that I must actually set up the entire site on my domain before putting the redirect in place. I haven’t the faintest idea of how to go about this, and reading what’s available is nothing but alarming to an old codger.
Any suggestions (not counting insulting ones), please?
The blog I need help with is mrsmrsblog.com.
If you’re changing your mind about Self Hosting/Redirection, you can simply turn off this function in your Dashboard.
If you want to proceed, I would contact your host and ask them to help you install WordPress. Then you should be good to go!
Oh, WordPress let me change my mind within five minutes without turning a hair, so that’s fine.
And I did manage to get WordPress running on my web host’s server (Fantastico? – how weird is that?); but as to how to actually start using it – that’s a horse of a different colour.
If there were the slightest chance of your giving me some faint hint of how to go about using it, Jonathan, I should be indebted to you for the rest – a somewhat limited amount, alas! – of my days.
All support for WordPress.org installs is here > http://wordpress.org/support/ and you can register a username account there on the top right hand corner of that page so you can post to the correct support forum.
That confuses me, timethief, seeing as how I’m not yet on WordPress.org … Still, I’ll give it a bash and see what happens.
I’m sorry you are confused. Succinctly stated WordPress.org and WordPress.com are completely separate and we don’t provide support for WordPress.ORG software here at WordPress.COM. You must register a username account here http://wordpress.org/support/ on the top right hand corner of that page so you can post to the correct support forum.
See also >
Guess what? – to my utter amazement, I’ve done the Fantastico thingy on my web hosts’ server, and then, believe it or not!, been able via my ftp client to get WordPress running on my domain!
Cor strike a light!
Thank-you very much for your willingness to help, timethief.
You’re welcome and best wishes with your install. :)
Alas, I’ve come to a total stop.
I’ve searched and searched the WordPress.org site, looked in every possible topic heading, but can find NOTHING that tells me how to find my WordPress.com files so that I can move my site to my own server. All I can find is stuff about moving a site that’s already in WordPress.org. I need to move my WordPress.com site to my local server, and I CAN’T FIND OUT HOW TO DO IT.
Please help, timethief.
SORRY! – have just found your earlier post about the outside site, and am about to go there. How strange is it that an outsider has to provide this info.?
Local installs of WordPress.org software are also supported at http://wordpress.org/support/
And that’s where I’ve been searching.
The link provided presents an interesting video, but one wherein the voiceover tells me “I’ve set up a blank WordPress.org installation on my own server” and shows me a picture of same.
She assumes I know how to do this.
I do not. I have NO IDEA how to do this.
And timethief, if you can find anything within the .org support files that gives me this info., I’m a monkey’s uncle.
I don’t provide WordPress.org support. :( I thought I was clear about that. We do not provide support for any WordPress.org issues on the WordPress.com support forums.
You post thread here http://wordpress.org/support and you wait for someone to answer you.
While waiting you can read the codex:
Scroll down to “Installing WordPress Locally”
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