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Don't understand redirections and links etc when moving to wordpress.org (3 posts)

  1. ethan green
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi folks

    This will probably seem like really basic stuff, but I hope someone can take the time to help.

    I moved from wordpress.com to wordpress.org yesterday. At first none of my links worked, but then I changed the option in the url structure options to post name, and they all work now.

    The thing I am wondering about now though is should I be redirecting pages from wordpress.com? I keep reading about it, and how it is important to keep page rank. If I don't do it, have I lost all my page rank? And if I need to do it, how do I do it?

    I was also confused why I can still edit my site in wordpress.com even though I moved the hosting to hostgator, and moved the registration on godaddy and pointed the nameservers at godaddy to hostgator. Have I done something wrong in that process, or missed something out? Is there a final step I should have done at wordpress.com?

    Any help much appreciated. This is the first time I've even had to mess around with all these technical bits and bobs and am a bit overwhelmed...

    Thank you:-)

    Ethan

  2. ricardusexa
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try using a plugin to help you with the redirection matter. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

  3. @ethan green: You don't need a plugin; read http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/ Get the redirect for a year and by that time - after using a sitemap - you can let it expire.

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