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Is it possible to get your Wordpress.com blog to redirect to another domain?

Asked by Maverick (2458points) March 25th, 2008

This is the opposite of what most people seem to want, but I want myblog.wordpress.com to redirect mydomain.com. Is that possible, and if so, how? I’ve looked at Domains under Options in the wp-admin area but that seems to be for forwarding a domain to wordpress, not the other way around.

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soundedfury's avatar

You could edit the template and add a refresh to the <HEAD> tag. Something like:

<meta http-equiv=“refresh” content=“0;url=http://www.fluther.com”>

Just replace the URL with the domain you want to redirect to. Granted, this is a simple redirect and assumes that you have content at that domain.

If you want to map your domain to your Wordpress blog, you can check this out:
http://wordpress.com/blog/2006/10/24/domain-mapping-registration/

It’s a $10/year fee.

Maverick's avatar

actually the refresh meta tag isn’t a bad idea. It turns out that supposedly wordpress.com’s domain feature will allow this, so I think we’ll try that first.

felipelavinz's avatar

I think that won’t work: last time I checked, you couldn’t edit your template.

Even if you get the Custom CSS extra, you would only be able to edit the CSS, not the code for the template… I don’t know if inserting the <meta http-equiv=“refresh”... /> would work if you put it in the body of the document instead of the head, where it’s supposed to be

Anyway, if your “domain.com” site it’s also a WordPress blog, it might be a good idea to keep the wordpress.com service and just add the domain… I actually have no idea how the “domain” thingy works on wordpress.com, but I think it might be useful for what you want

Maverick's avatar

Ya, it turned out that the domain feature does not let you forward outside of wordpress.com and, as mentioned, they also don’t let you edit the HTML – so we just had to put a message on the old wordpress.com site telling people to go to the new one. Pretty lame.

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