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  • Hi guys,

    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.
    Cheers, Mark.

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    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.

    You really shouldn’t as www is so not needed. 😉 You should either setup to use the non-www or the www version of your hostname but not both.

    What’s the URL of your WordPress installation on GoDaddy? Not a WordPress.COM blog (which we do not support here) but the URL that points to your own installation on GoDaddy’s servers?

    Hi Jan, cheers for the reply.

    The point is I don’t know how I can set up the www version, I’ve followed instructions online to log into wordpress and go to settings, general and apparently there should be an option there to add the www prefix but it’s not there for me.

    If I understand your question correctly, when I click on wordpress within my godaddy installation it says http://www.whitemaleactors.com and gives me the option to log in, this of course is also my registered domain name with godaddy.

    Cheers, Mark.

    You have a WordPress.COM site. See the page below for the difference.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Try asking your question at http://en.support.wordpress.com

    But I have paid for a domain and hosting with godaddy and I have paid for domain mapping from wordpress. I have changed my name servers to point to wordpress from my registered domain at godaddy so how could I have a wordpress.com site?

    If you are right about me having a wordpress.com site how can I remedy this problem because?

    Many thanks for your patience with me on this.

    Cheers, Mark.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    But I have paid for a domain and hosting with godaddy and I have paid for domain mapping from wordpress

    Those are true statements (as far as I know) but we don’t support WordPress.COM issues or WordPress.COM blogs here. When you say you’ve paid WordPress that is not this place, it’s WordPress.COM.

    I don’t think you can even buy coffee mugs here. 😉

    We’re WordPress.ORG and as fonglh pointed out, the article explains the differences.

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org

    Until you have your own self-hosted WordPress installation then there’s not any support we can offer to you. Please post in the WordPress.COM forum to get that issue resolved.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com

    Ok thanks for your help, if you could just clear up one related side issue for me then – When I install wordpress from within my godaddy apps is it installing a wordpress.com site? Is that where I’ve gone wrong?

    Cheers, Mark.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    When I install wordpress from within my godaddy apps is it installing a wordpress.com site?

    Nope, it’s not. But if you search then there may be documentation available from GoDaddy that can help you get it installed on your hosting plan. 😉

    Thank you very much for your help and patience.

    Cheers, Mark.

    If you want to use WordPress.COM, then you need to pay for the domain mapping upgrade and point your nameservers to WordPress.COM. You don’t need to pay for web hosting with Go Daddy.

    If you want to host your own site, your nameservers should point to your web host (Go Daddy) and you will to pay them for web hosting. You don’t need to pay WordPress.com anything.

    thank you

    I am having domain name and hosting which I purchased from godaddy.com,
    I have instal wordpress application on my godaddy host also downloaded a theme which I want it to use for my website which I hve not yet created, can you please help me what next to do

    @santohskr.ca – please start your own thread per http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Where_To_Post – this one is very outdated and not the same question.

    Also see:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

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