Configuration

Change a Site Address

Your WordPress.com site address is what people use to access your site. An example of a WordPress.com site address is example.wordpress.com. This document explains how you can change the example part of the address to something else.

If you want to change the title of the site, which is the text displayed in the title bar of a web browser and in the header of most themes, you can do so under My Site → Customizer → Site Identity.

If you want to alter the wordpress.com part of your site address, then you need to upgrade to a Custom Domain by visiting the Domains page.

Instructions for Changing Your Site Address

If you follow these instructions for changing your site address, links to your old address, including search engine results, will be broken unless you add a Site Redirect upgrade.

  1. Go to My Site → Domains and click on your .wordpress.com address.
  2. You should see a page called Domain Settings.
  3. Find the Change Site Address section on that page:
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  4. Click the input field (with the first part of your current site address as a placeholder) and enter the new address you wish to use.
  5. Click the Change Site Address button.
  6. A screen with additional details and warnings will appear. Read the information carefully and make sure this is the action you wish to take.
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  7. Check the box to confirm.
  8. Click Change Site Address.

Once you’ve completed all of the steps above, your site will have a brand new WordPress.com address.

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Changing Your Site Address To One You Already Own

If you have already registered a WordPress.com address and you would like to use it for your site, follow these steps:

  1. Export the content from your current site by following the steps in our Export guide
  2. Import the content into your new site by following our Import guide
  3. Optionally, add a Site Redirect to automatically redirect visitors to your new address
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