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WordPress.com to WordPress.org Issues

  • mikerin


    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?

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  • govpatel


    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.



    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?



    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.



    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?

    Moderator Kathryn


    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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