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  • Resolved wpion

    (@wordpression)


    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.

    sigh.

    Thanks for making it this far with me.
    G.

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    How did you wait for the name servers to update? A DNS change can take 2 or 3 days to fully propagate sometimes.

    wpion

    (@wordpression)

    I gave it the day -_-

    Ive changed name servers before – – – and it normally doesnt take this long.

    maybe Im just impatient esmi. Will it really take 2-3 days?
    Seems kind of excessive, but if that’s the case – – then I need to be more virtuous. haha.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    I have known it take 72 hours before now. Admittedly not that often but enough for me to change the name servers and then do something else for a few days as standard. Remember that the change has to propagate worldwide.

    wpion

    (@wordpression)

    very true esmi. I often forget that the network IS world wide and that’s a lot of updating to do.

    I’ll distract myself with other work in the meantime and I’ll repost if It still doesn’t allow me to install in the next 24 hours.

    I really appreciate the fast response emsi – – – the codex is such a lighthouse in the sea of bad gouge.

    thanks for the <head>’s up. =]

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    No problem 🙂

    wpion

    (@wordpression)

    Everything in the universe is right.

    The Name Servers updated this morn – installed / reset / imported the new database and the new domain is rockin.

    Thanks for the solace and wisdom. Workflow – Changed =]

    Cheers.
    G

    The same with me
    I raise up with this: I host my domain in TT ( Japanese company ). They support to install WP in my host. I get confused to do with their interface. So, now I am going to change my NS1, NS2 and NS3 to WordPress.com. I think that will be Ok?
    Thank in advance

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