Ready to get started?Download WordPress


[resolved] [closed] Domain name registered to wordpress.com site (8 posts)

  1. sarahpern
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am so stuck.

    I want to set up a wordpress.org site with the domain name I have purchased but it is already linked to my wordpress.com site. What do I do???

    I don't even know how to set up a .org. I am using godaddy for hosting. Where do I begin? Do I download something and upload it to godaddy?

    Fed up :(


  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. sarahpern
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry I am stuck again.

    Sorry if I want clear. It is hard to be clear when you dont know what you are doing! Moving the contents of the blog isn't really my issue.

    I have purchased the streamline theme on the genesis framework. I have hosting from godaddy and have bought a domain. My domain is currently linked to my wordpress.com blog. I think I have installed wordpress onto my godaddy FTP but I don't know what to do now.

    How do I get genesis and streamline working? Where do I access the dashboard? and how do I get my current domain to link to the .org site?

    I just don't know where to start! I thought it would be easy!!

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, that helps. So you need to go to your .COM site and change the nameserver settings per this:


    It can take 72 hours for a DNS change to take full effect so that domain name may not work until then. GoDaddy may be able to give you a temporary URL (or perhaps they already have?)

    Then you will have to follow the instructions for exporting all your content and then importing it to the new site. Or you could pay for a guided transfer - the .COM folks would do the work for you and get everything up and running.

    To install a paid theme, you'll need to ask the developer/vendor for specific instructions, although these are the general ones:


  5. sarahpern
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you very very much. You have been a great help :)

  6. Lorraine Chapman
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, this isn't a reply, it's a question! Technophobe 48 year old female! I've got a domain name on 123 Reg, but haven't set up a website on it yet. I was recommended WordPress, but want to be able to use it to set up a website on the 123Reg site I have. Where do I start please?

    Many thanks.

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Lorraine Chapman - please start a new thread per http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Where_To_Post - this one is already resolved and not the same issue.

    You can start a new thread here:


  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, this may answer your questions - http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic