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Trouble accessing self-hosted WP dashboard (11 posts)

  1. fireannach
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there, first poster here, also bit of a newcomer to web development.

    I went about purchasing a theme yesterday for WordPress sites from Themeforest.com, thinking I could use it on a wordpress.com site. I found out you need a self-hosted wordpress site. Here's what happened:

    -I wasn't sure where to purchase a domain from but I knew you could do so on WordPress.com. I went to the "Create a New Blog" on my WP user's "Manage Blogs" page, and bought a domain in the process of creating a new blog. My domain is http://www.danielcespedes.net/
    -I purchased hosting from DreamHost.
    -I attempted to perform the One-Click Install on DreamHost, but it came up with an error saying that WP was already installed.
    -When I visit the WP dashboard interface, the site that appears to be my site has the exact same interface as a .com blog, most notably that I still can't install the theme I've purchased. Another strange feature is that instead of the URL being "danielcespedes.net/wp-admin", it's "danielcespedesdotnet.wordpress.com/wp-admin".

    I suspect that this is the .com blog I created (unintentionally) when I first purchased my domain.

    My questions are these--how can I stop my domain from taking me to this .com blog, and how can I get started working on my new site (i.e. install the theme I purchased). I didn't intend to start a new .com blog, I just wanted a domain. Should I delete the .com blog?

    Thanks for taking the time to read!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You have linked your domain name with a wordpress.com site - not a self-hosted WordPress site. First, you need to contact the folks over at wordpress.com and ask them to point (or transfer) your domain name over to your Dreamhost account.

  3. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 1 year ago #

    fireannach - I checked and you have hosting here at DreamHost :D Great!

    You only need to do one thing, and that's change your nameservers. I looked at your DNS settings on panel and it said "To modify your domain's whois information, please visit the registrar you registered danielcespedes.net with (looks like it's not us!)"

    So who is it registered with? Looks to be http://www.wildwestdomains.com

    You just have to go there and change your nameservers to ns1.dreamhost.com and ns2.dreamhost.com

    Wait a couple hours and we'll be good to go :)

  4. fireannach
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, you both! Problem solved.

    You're right, the changing of nameservers was key. Though I didn't have to do anything with WildWestDomains directly--I could access my nameservers from WordPress' Central Domain Manager.
    I found this help page immensely helpful: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/change-name-servers/

    Cheers!

  5. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aha! Sometimes finding that registrar is a trick. Remember that your domain is registered via WordPress.com, then, as when it's up for renewal, you'll need to know that.

    (You can transfer to DH if you want, but there's no requirement. A lot of us keep domains registered via one company and host on another.)

  6. millerpaulette@yahoo.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just obtained new domain and wordpress site May 27. The site is dandmclassictruckparts.com. The problem is the log in takes me to the dashboard of a class that I took on wordpress two months ago (Pets to go). I've used several passwords and reset the passwords, but still having trouble getting to the appropriate dashboard for D&M. Would like to talk direct to support team

  7. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is no WordPress.org support team.

    Looking at your site info, you need to talk to the people who are hosting you: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/dandmclassictruckparts.com

  8. graceyb
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I purchased the guided transfer to move my blog from http://graceyb.wordpress.com to http://www.letsgetinshapetogether.com Iḿ not getting any answers there to my questions:

    My domain is through Go Daddy
    I think I may have done something wrong when I updated the DNS
    I put them as
    NS.wordpress.com
    NS.wordpress.com
    NS.wordpress.com
    Is that right?
    When I go to the new site letsgetinshapetogether.com/wp-admin, it takes be back to graceyb.wordpress.com/wp-admin and I cant install a new theme I purchased from studio press
    HELP PLEASE

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @graceyb: As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. Posting in an existing topic prevents us from being able to track issues by topic. Added to which, your problem is completely different.

  10. cobycfc
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I have a domain name registered and ready at Hostgator. I also downloaded a WP.org template, FTP app and Jetpack plug-in. (and uploaded WP.org main files to HG). I'm not sure how to proceed to connect my HG domain to WP.org so I can access the dashboard and work on the template. Do I need to change name servers in HG? If so, to what? Where do I go from here?

  11. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 6 months ago #

    cobycfc - You should post your own topic.

    Do I need to change name servers in HG? If so, to what?

    Yes. But ask HG what they are (probably ns1.hostgator.com) but they're they ones who know :)

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