How can I point a custom domain to my WordPress.com blog?

  • This is a wordpress.com question NOT a regular wordpress question, for your information, whoever changed that. Thanks, no offense taken in the least. Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 19:14
  • @Arien only Wordpress.com questions are allowed here. Hence questions tagged with wordpress are wordpress.com questions. Please roll back the edit. :)
    – phwd
    Commented Jul 30, 2010 at 14:18
  • @Arien see meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/162/…
    – phwd
    Commented Jul 30, 2010 at 14:27

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Custom domains are a paid upgrade.

The Domain Mapping Upgrade allows you to use a custom domain name such as example.com instead of the standard WordPress.com domain name – example.wordpress.com – for your blog. This is a paid upgrade.

Wordpress.com has a tutorial on doing this once you've bought the upgrade.

  • You can add this from your admin control panel.
    – Shevek
    Commented Jul 1, 2010 at 20:17

Another option is to set up your domain with your own hosting and install the Wordpress application there.

With our famous 5-minute installation, setting up WordPress for the first time is simple. We’ve created a handy guide to see you through the installation process. If you're upgrading your existing installation, we've got a guide for that, too. And should you run into any trouble along the way, our support forums are a great resource, where seasoned WordPress experts volunteer their time to help you get the most out of your blog.

  • Having done that, you can reclaim many of the advantages of being hosted by wordpress.com with their JetPack plugin, possibly giving you the best of both worlds. But remember that if you install your own wordpress, you are responsible for keeping patched and up to date, not to mention avoiding bugs or vulnerabilities introduced by plugins you do choose to add.
    – RBerteig
    Commented Sep 8, 2014 at 22:22

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