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  • 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!

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  • 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.

    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?

    whooami

    (@whooami)

    Member

    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.

    Whooami, thank you for your help.

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