WordPress.com to WordPress.org Issues (6 posts)

  1. mikerin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am trying to install wordpress.org to my existing domain (www.eatlittlebird.com), which is currently a wordpress.com site. I've purchased hosting at ThisWebHost.com and have installed WordPress.org to my domain through there--however, when I go to log into my WordPress.org site using the link it gave me "http://eatlittlebird.com/wp-admin/" it just takes me back to my old wordpress.com site and doesn't allow me to log into the new .org interface. What do I need to do to get the WP.org interface to pull up instead of the old WP.com interface?

  2. govpatel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You need to change name server at registrar just checked your domain name and is still pointing to wordpress.com.

    It will take day or two to propagate.

  3. mikerin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry, I'm new to this, so when you say I need to change the name server, does that have to do with adding an A Record and a CNAME Record? If so, it's asking me for a "name" & 'address" under A Record and under CNAME it's asking for "name" & "CNAME". Where do I go to find the information to put in each of those boxes to get this set up?

  4. govpatel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ThisWebHost.com should have given a DNS example ns1.ThisWebHost.com may be different you need change at Registrar so it knows where the location of your wordpress is.

    at present it is
    Registrar : WILD WEST DOMAINS, INC.
    Referral URL : http://www.wildwestdomains.com
    Whois Server : com.whois-servers.net
    Nameservers : ns1.wordpress.com

    and looks wordpress.com is the Registrar so log in in wordpress.com and change name servers.

  5. mikerin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So I've logged into my site at wordpress.com and have gone to Settings-->Domains and it shows my domain. Then I click on "edit DNS" next to my domain, which I believe is what I'm suppose to click on, right?

    Then it asks me to "add a DNS record for this domain in the following format:

    MX <pref> <host>
    TXT <text>
    CNAME <subdomain> <host>
    A <subdomain> <IP>

    And then gives this as a sample of how it should look:

    TXT v=spf1 include:mail.example.com ~all
    A webmail

    When I purchased hosting, this is the information it gave me:

    Domain: eatlittlebird.com
    Server IP:
    Nameserver 1: ns1.thiswebhost.com
    Nameserver 2: ns2.thiswebhost.com

    So how do I translate this info, into the code it's asking for above?

  6. You need to log into your domain registrar's control panel - the place where you registered your domain name, and go the nameservers area, and change ns1.wordpress.com & ns2.wordpress.com to ns1.thiswebhost.com & ns2.thiswebhost.com

    Do not add a DNS record, do not touch MX/CNAME/A records. You are not creating a new record, you are simply changing the old DNS records.

    Where did you register the domain? Wild West Domains? If so, you should have a login & password for there. Log in there and make the change above.

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