I'm very much new to wordpress but I registered an account with wordpress.com and then bought a domain and hosting with godaddy. I then upgraded my subscription with wordpress to cover domain mapping and followed instructions to map my godaddy nameservers to the wordpress nameservers (NS1.WORDPRESS.COM, NS2.WORDPRESS.COM, NS3.WORDPRESS.COM)
I'm not sure if I should have done this but I then installed the wordpress app within godaddy. Because I already had a blog registered with wordpress was this necessary as I can just log in to it and edit it from there?
My main grievance at the minute is that I'm trying to get my www. prefix to show when I type in my domain but when I log into my wordpress blog (either via the godaddy app or through wordpress.com itself) I can't seem to find the option to add it. I understand that I should go to settings, general, and then there should be an option to add the URL with the www. prefix but that option is not available for me. This leads me to wonder if I have actually set up my hosting with godaddy correctly?
Everything else seems fine and I seem to have followed the instructions properly but because I'm a novice perhaps I've missed something simple.
Hopefully someone can help and I'd be very grateful.