Question on Domain Transfer (5 posts)

  1. sertop
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK, i currently have a domain on .com and i really want to switch over. Is it possible to keep my domain name (the one everyone already knows) and still do .org

    Help is much appreciated, thanks!

  2. Khairil Zhafri
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well this is what I do.

    Assuming your blog currently hosted on ohthisismysite.com,

    1. Point/park ohthisismysite.org to ohthisismysite.com using domain pointer/parking in your hosting control panel.

    2. Add the following codes in wp-config.php after the $table_prefix line:

    $hostname = $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'];
    $hostname = str_replace('www.', '', $hostname);
    if ($hostname == 'ohthisismysite.org') {
    define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://ohthisismysite.org');
    define('WP_HOME', 'http://ohthisismysite.org');

    3. Have your lunch.

    4. Voila!

    The code above is when you have installed WP in the public root and your WordPress address and Blog address (in wp-admin/general-options) is set to http://ohthisismysite.com. If you have something like http://ohthisismysite.com/blog then, change the value for WP_SITEURL and/or WP_HOME appropriately.

    This method works perfectly for my site but not for some other people I had introduced it to. So feel free to try and I'd be happy if it work for you.

  3. sertop
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i think you misunderstood...

    see i currently have a blog hosted by wordpress.com and i really and by really i mean i REALLY want more flexability and am willing to learn.

    My issue is i already have bought the domain name thru wordpress.com (easy) and now i want that same domain name after i construct my new blog on a server. Can i do this?

    Btw, any hosting sites you would reccomend would be great!

    anyone try Bluehost or AN hosting?

  4. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

    you bought your domain name.. wordpress.com lets you do some kind of mapping thing but thats a question for them, not here.

    A stand alone wordpress install, the one supported on this forum, is going to point to YOUR purchased domain name.. not anything located at wordpress.com

    I use and recommend a small orange.

    Do a search for those other hosts on these forums and see how many issues pop up.. then search for my host.. case closed.

  5. sertop
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Whooami, thank you for your help.

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