How to deal w/ published links after transfer from WP free to self-hosted blog? (2 posts)

  1. cdtlicious
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I recently switched my son's WP blog from a free-hosted WP blog to a self-hosted WP blog, now hosted by GoDaddy. I've left the old blog active for now. But I've just realized that all of the past, published links to blog posts on Twitter, Facebook, etc. still point to the old, free-hosted version of the blog. The links are WP shortlinks and I'm wondering if there is a way for those links to now be pointed to the self-hosted blog? Please keep in mind that I had used and continue to use a custom domain name for his blog: christianpatrick.me. Is it as simple as my deleting the old blog entirely to force the links to the new, self-hosted blog? Or is there something else I must do to correct this? Please advise. Thanks so much! ~Christina

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Review how to redirect your old wordpress.com pages to new site at wordpress.com support. The 301 redirect rules (however achieved) will redirect these old urls to the new...then begin to fix those 'posted' at sites such as fb tw etc...they will remain at old links...start linking those visitors to the new site with new post links...time cures all..

    This assumes you used a site url such as mysite.wordpress.com and not just mysite.com at wordpress.com (review that, it matters)..if is the same home url, ensure same permalinks (urls) at new site...

    overtime analytic tools will tell you that few folks found the old links and you can remove old site...

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