wordpress.com to domaim. Q’s about domain

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    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.



    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.


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



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



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


    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.


    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?



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



    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?


    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.



    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/



    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.



    Maybe the third time will be the charm on the link



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



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

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