Oy Vey. Redirecting from WordPress.com to Our Domain

By Ava Naves, Principal


From Flickr, via 106fm Jerusalem.

From Flickr, via 106fm Jerusalem.

Right after typing the above title, I remembered that today my friends of the Jewish faith celebrate Rosh Hashanah. So it’s probably very fitting that the title would be in Yiddish.

After four calls to GoDaddy and a few hours toasting with this hot (literally) laptop on my thighs, I have succeeded in migrating our WordPress.com blog to this new home… onlinestrategy.ca. Don’t ask me how we were able to get this domain name to begin with. The stars were aligned. Or I had good karma at that point.¬†Or it was meant to be.

At any rate, it’s done. There’s still a lot of work ahead – but that’s at least some progress.

By why “Oy Vey”, do you ask? Because it was an arduous process, at least for me! The first person I spoke with at GoDaddy intended to be informative, but what he told me was inaccurate (I was told that it was simply a question of importing content from WordPress into onlinestrategy.ca). Of course, that would have meant that the couple of links or so that I have going to onlinestrategy.wordpress.com would not be permalinked to onlinestrategy.ca. Not good. Hey, I know a couple of links may not be much, but one of them is from hummingbird604.com, from a blog post I wrote for Raul. You bet that I’ll try to maintain that link!

After that, I proceeded to make a search on Google for “redirect wordpress.com to domain”. And somehow I ended up finding this slightly outdated, but save-the-day kind of gem: a PDF by the folks at Blog-Well.com. It contains instructions on how to get redirect a WordPress.com blog to a new domain, in terms that I could understand. And even a few screenshots, for good measure.

I will try and publish a post with an updated version of the instructions provided by Blog-Well.com. It will probably save your from having to call technical support at GoDaddy.

Thank you, Blog-Well.com. Merci beaucoup. Muito Obrigada. Todah Raba. You guys made me one happy gal.

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