This might sound like a silly question - but please know, Im gassed from reading around and not finding the right answer.
I normally find the right answer right here on the codex, but I cant seem to find the right information.
This is my predicament - - - my tangle.
I have a blog that is currently on wordpress.com [ example.com ] that was purchased through godaddy.com. I paid for the wordpress.com url upgrade to change my old blog [example.wordpress.com ] to [ example.com ]
I then designed and coded a custom theme and developed it locally with MAMP and its ready for transfer to my self hosted url.
I cancelled the wordpress.com hosting and set the primary domain back to my blog's previous example.wordpress.com. After ftp-ing a fresh WordPress install onto the self hosted domain (Name Servers set to point to my hostgator account) I try to initiate the install and I get the annoying:
"Warning! Domain mapping upgrade for this domain not found. Please log in and go to the Domains Upgrades page of your blog to use this domain. "
Im not exactly sure how to get around this. o_0 - - - Ive read all around and I keep ending up at the option: 'pay for site re-direct' which would mean re-adding the [example.com] domain to the wordpress.com site and then paying for a redirect to my self hosted domain?
All I want to do is :
1. set example.com back to example.wordpress.com - I still want the blog to be up
2. host example.com on my server and install my custom theme.
Thanks for making it this far with me.