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WordPress.com to .org with already existing domain name (4 posts)

  1. trlorenz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Guys,

    i´ve looked through the forum but couldn´t seem to find a sufficient answer.

    A couple of months ago a registered at wordpress.com and got an adress right away (lorenz-training.com).
    Then i realized, that i actually wanted to use wordpress.org since .com doesn´t allow many functions.

    So i got myself a host at hostgator.com and registered using the same adress. Then i try to install the wordpress app with the quickinstall function they have where i have to type in the Application URL (where you will find the app in your browser).

    There i get an email stating:

    Congratulations!

    Your installation is ready. You can access it now by going to http://lorenz-training.com/admin/ .

    Admin Area: http://lorenz-training.com/admin/wp-admin
    Username: *************
    Password: ********************

    We are now packing WordPress with WP-Super-Cache and have it <b>enabled with recommended settings</b> to help maintain solid performance from your WordPress installations!**
    For more information on this plugin and its configuration please visit http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/


    **WP-Super-Cache can be disabled by going to your plugin section of your WordPress Dashboard and deactivating the plugin.
    ------------------------------

    But when i click that link, it just sends me to wordpress.com.
    When i use the username and password from the mail, they don´t work, but my regular wordpress.com pw and username still let me log it.

    I have no idea and have trouble with this since weeks. Can anyone pleeeeease help me. ^^

    Thanks in advance!

  2. You need to go to your domain registrar and point your domain name at your self-hosted WordPress site.

  3. trlorenz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i guess my domain registrar is wordpress.com?
    Where would i do that there?

    I´m a complete beginner at this and am totally lost. :(

  4. trlorenz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wuh! I finally found the WordPress.com Domain Manager and changed the nameservers there to the ones i got from hostgator. :D

    So no it should all run smoothly?

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