I would love to get to all this good WP.org stuff when I’m at my WP.com web site but can’t do it. WP.org wants me to log in, and when I do, it takes me to my WP.org blog and refuses to let me have all this good stuff from WP.com.
I have a WP.org blog at russelrayphotos2.com and a WP.com web site at russelray.com.
What am I doing wrong?
There is no direct connection between your wordpress.com site and your self-hosted WordPress install. What is it that you were expecting?
When I’m at my WP.org blog at russelrayphotos2.com, it’s easy to find other people’s post. Well, maybe not easy, but I’ve been able to do it. When I’m at my WP.com web site at russelray.com, I can’t find it anywhere, and when I log on to WP.org, it takes me to my russelrayphotos2.com blog, and any comments I leave with other people show up as that, which is a secondary blog. I’d really like to leave comments under my russelray.com name.
Does all that make sense?
Fortunately, this will all go away soon as I upgrade my WP.org blog to a WP.com web site, but until then…. What do I do?
wp.org and wp.com are two completely different sites/services. .org is for self hosting wordpress sites .com is where they will host one for you. Ive always used self hosting wordpress sites and used it as a self standing application so, your questions is kind of difficult to understand.
Let me state it this way:
When I’m at my WP.com blog (hosted by WP), it’s easy to find other people with similar interests or recent posts to comment on, and when I do, my comment shows up as russelrayphotos2.com.
When I’m at my WP.com (hosted by Bluehost), I haven’t been able to find other people with similar interests or recent posts to comment on.
Seems to me that Joe Average with his non-WP web site and blog at JoeAverage.com should be able to explore WP.com. Maybe he’d be encouraged to switch.
wordpress.com is a large network of sites. A self-hosted WordPress install is a standalone site. There’s no network to search for people with similar interests or recent posts to comment on. Anyone can sign up for a wordpress.com account and blog – even if they already have a self-hosted WordPress site – to take advantage of all that WP.com has to offer.
So I’m still not seeing where the problem is. Nor why we would be trying to get people to switch to from self-hosted WordPress sites to wordpress.com.
So it seems to me that having WP host one’s site would be better than hosting it at Bluehost.
Not trying to get people to switch from self-hosted WP but from self-hosted non-WP. For example, I have a non-WP site at russel-ray.com. I discovered WP and am in the process of moving russel-ray.com, a non-WP site, to russelray.com, a self-hosted WP site.
If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone, and it seems to me at least that the more people using WP in any form, the better.
So how would you recommend that I find people of similar interests and be able to comment using my self-hosted site? Get yet another account?
Your able to get connected with people on wordpress.com because all those sites are basically connected almost like facebook or something hence why you have wordpress in your domain name there. When a wordpress site is standing alone on its own server its just like any other website. It no longer has anything to with wordpress.com at all.
I’m sorry but this has nothing directly to do with WordPress.
He was just confused, and it did have something to do with wordpress.
So how would you recommend that I find people of similar interests and be able to comment using my self-hosted site?
That’s not a WordPress issue. 🙂
Thanks kLunKr, you’ve been a lot more helpful than the moderator. How can this NOT be a WordPress issue? Whether or not we are using the .com or the .org accounts, we are all WordPress users. I came onto this support forum because I had the same question. I’ve been a regular WordPress.com blogger and recently started a self-hosted website. I decided to install a WordPress blog onto my website because I really like the platform. I didn’t realize however that moving to my self-hosted account would prevent me from networking with other bloggers in the .com domaine. I was looking to see if there was a way around this. Any ideas?
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