wordpress.com to domaim. Q’s about domain

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  • #535567

    emolk
    Member

    Just a few questions, I want to be able to buy a domain at godaddy, but still use wordpress’s features and stuff. can i do this?
    Also, your not allowd to post flash and iframe things on a .wordpress.com site, if i get my own domain and still use wordpress’s stuff will i be able to add flash and iframe and stuff to my posts?

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

    #535671

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    As suggested on the front page of the forums, please search for answers first on the Support site.

    Less than a minute by searching in the Support Docs:

    On WordPress.com, you can use a custom domain for your blog, such as example.com, instead of the default address you get when you sign up, like example.wordpress.com. This is called Domain Mapping, and it’s a paid upgrade:

    Before Upgrading – Important Notes

    Same Rules Apply – The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes or plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and you will still be required abide by our Terms of Service.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    If you still have questions after reading the above, post it here. :)

    #535681

    auxclass
    Member

    For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #535765

    emolk
    Member

    so, with .com im NEVER able to put in java or anything? thats jjust a complete waste of my time.

    #535769

    You have to get yourself web hosting such as at godaddy, install and configure the software from wordpress.ORG and then you can do whatever you want on that self-hosted blog, including killing it with bad javascript or stuff in iframes.

    You will be responsible for all upgrades and installations, you will be responsible for all backups, you will be responsible for all troubleshooting and fixing what you break or what gets broken. If you install a bad plugin or bad code and it breaks your blog, you have to fix it. Do be aware that there are now quite a number of people out there making themes, plugins and code for use on blogs that have malware built into them. There are also a good number out there that have security holes that you can drive a truck through and if you install one of those and your blog gets cracked, you have to fix the damage, and you had better have a good, recent backup. Recent backups are you main defense.

    Figure a total average monthly cost of $10 to $25 depending on storage and bandwidth requirements, but if the site becomes popular, that can quickly crawl up to $150 to $200 per month or more.

    #535770

    About wordpress.COM:

    This is a multi-user platform which means we all share the same underlying theme and core wordpress files. If one person installed some bad code, it could possibly bring down a whole lot of blogs. Do you really want me installing bad code that takes your blog down for hours, if not days?

    #535771

    raincoaster
    Member

    If the only reason you want a blog is to run javascript, then you will need to find a different host.

    #535774

    emolk
    Member

    Thanks, but what i mean is if i get a domain name from godaddy, can i still use the features from wordpress.COM and get java and stuff?

    #535775

    No, you have to move everything over to godaddy. Getting a domain name and mapping here is just that. Your blog here will have a custom URL of your choosing. It does not change anything else. You still have the same restrictions and still have to fit within the TOS here.

    If you want javascript and stuff you have to self-host.

    #535776

    auxclass
    Member

    No However you can use WordPress.ORG for many of the same abilities – go back and read the part about the difference in the link I left you.

    WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you will need to use to have a WordPress.ORG based site: http://wordpress.org/support/

    #535777

    timethief
    Member

    No! Please read what is stated here > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    If you want to run JavaScript you must hire a web host and get a wordpress.ORG install. You cannot do that here on a wordpress.COM blog that wordpress.COM hosts.

    #535779

    auxclass
    Member

    Maybe the third time will be the charm on the link

    #535780

    emolk
    Member

    ok, i get it now, so i CAN use iframe and javascript if i use wordpress.ORG?

    #535781

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, depending on your own technical skills. You’re on your own with an independent install, including keeping it running.

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