Domains, Upgrades

Site Redirect

Are you leaving WordPress.com? Would you like to redirect yourblogname.wordpress.com (as well as all of your permalinks) to your new domain name? Have you recently changed your blog address and need to redirect traffic to the new name? The Site Redirect upgrade lets you do just that — and managing the redirect couldn’t be easier.

Getting Started

Simply purchase the upgrade from the Store page in your dashboard. The first step will be to enter the new domain or address where you want your WordPress.com traffic to be redirected. Type the URL of the destination site into the blank field, and click the blue button that says Redirect to this URL.

Note: Site redirects will only point to a non-ssl ( http:// ) url.

You’ll be asked to confirm the purchase, and will be taken through the checkout process. When the payment has been completed, you’ll be taken to the domain management page at Store → My Domains. You’ll notice a few things.

  • Your purchase has been confirmed, so the Store → My Domains page now includes management for your new Site Redirect upgrade.
  • The redirect is in effect. The radio button shows the redirected domain as your new Primary domain.

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Updating Redirect

If you want to redirect your site to another URL enter the new URL and press the Update redirect button at the bottom of Store → My Domains page.

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Disabling Redirect

If you want to turn off the redirect for a while but don’t want to delete it, all you have to do is click on the radio button next to your original WordPress.com domain, and click the Update Primary Domain button.

You can turn the redirect back on at any time by returning to this screen, selecting the redirected URL as the primary domain clicking to update.

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Deleting Redirect

To delete the redirect simply press the Delete button at the bottom of the Store → My Domains page.

Note: The site redirect upgrade will not work for URLs that do not have the same permalink structure as your posts on WordPress.com.

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