Domain Question (15 posts)

  1. jasonachurchill
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Extreme Novice here... my current wordpress blog is at prospectinsder.wordpress.com.

    I own a domain and would like the blog to carry the domain of prospectinsider.com, without the wordpress in the url...

    How do i do this?

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Presently you cannot, though word is they plan to offer such a feature, eventually:


    Also note that as we support the self-hosted version of WordPress around here, help for and questions about wp.com blogs is best found at the following location:


  3. arearugs
    Posted 10 years ago #


    it is always best to host your blog on your domain.

    you need to register and buy your own domain and install and setup the latest wordpress on your host.

    if you need help setting this up, feel free to ask here or PM me.


  4. jasonachurchill
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm a novice, so I apologize for the elementary questions...

    I have registered my domain with GoDaddy.com... if I buy hosting services, how difficult is it to install wordpress on it?

    If you could help in any way, I'd buy a rug... seriously...

  5. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just read carefully these articles and you'll be fine: Getting_Started_with_WordPress#Installation

  6. jasonachurchill
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can wordpress be used in this manner via local host?

    Meaning, will i be able to transfer my current blog to wordpress 2.0 (or the latest version of) and then transfer my new domain (minus the 'wordpress' portion) to the new wordpress software?

  7. jasonachurchill
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I hope nothing I did with the installation of wordpress screwed up my current blog..

    is that possible?

    For the first time ever, my blog says "updating with the most current database.

    Makes no sense.

  8. Michael Bishop

    Posted 10 years ago #

    jason, doing an installation of WP on your own domain will in no way effect your wp.com hosted blog. You should be able to import your wp.com into your hosted install via the RSS import Importing_Content#Importing_from_an_RSS_feed

    And no need to buy a rug, just report back with any issues, and we'll get you on your way to manning your own blog

  9. jasonachurchill
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Will this work with a current wordpress blog, too?

    I know I sound like an idiot, but I'm learning as I go here.

  10. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Define "current wordpress blog"...

  11. jasonachurchill
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have a wordpress blog at prospectinsider.wordpress.com.

    What I'm trrying to do is use the wordpress software (2.0) to get use of the full features and ultimately use it on my host.

  12. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OK, since they are both "wordpress"... calling one of them "a wordpress blog" - is redundant and confusing :) That's why my request above.
    To make sure that everybody gets what you are saying:
    1. one is a wordpress.COM hosted blog
    2. one is a blog hosted at your domain (hosted somewhere with a hosting company)

    We do not support #1 here - they have their own forum.
    The RSS import works with everything that has a feed/rss capability.

  13. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Registering a name with a company does not mean you have to host with them.

    I would use a host that has cpanel (Bluehost, A Small Orange) if you are new to sites simply because Godaddy's site is crammed full of so much junk trying to sell you more stuff instead of just letting you manage your site. I'm not saying they are a bad host - they are not - but their interface is gobsmackingly crap.

  14. joan
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have registered with Godaddy before and hosted elsewhere. Like podz said, you do not need to host with them. Lunarpages also has cpanel and you can do a Fantastico install of WordPress blogs with them. Very easy to use and I've been quite happy with them.

  15. jasonachurchill
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thats good to hear, thanks.

    I'll check out the above suggestions.

    You guys rock. And gals!

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