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Is it worthwhile registering/adding a domain name to my Wordpress blog?

I've been publishing a blog for a couple of years on Wordpress. Whenever I log into the dashboard, I'm informed that my domain "is available to be registered and added to your blog. (You can use it as your blog address.)" support page on domains is here. Are there any drawbacks to registering it? Will all the widgets work the same way? Will my SEO be effected? Will my wordpress followers still be subscribed? What else should I consider? It's a small blog updated with a couple lengthy posts each week; about 300 subscribers and 500 page views per day.
posted by bookley on Jul 24, 2013 - 3 answers

What is the best solution to setup different wordpress blogs and have one central blog which combines all the postings from these?

What is the best solution to setup different wordpress blogs and have one central blog which combines all the postings from these? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on May 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Wordpress blogs "Central Command" Solution?

Seeking recommendations for dealing with many Wordpress sites from one central location. I have a number of personal sites, plus work related sites, and would like a secure, central way to deal with them all – plus a wishpony that is probably not even a spark in some stallion's eye... [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Why is my Wordpress blog redirecting to a single post from the front page?

Help me figure out why my wordpress blog is redirecting the front pageā€¦ [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Apr 15, 2011 - 2 answers

How can I turn someone's WordPress blog into a PDF?

How can I turn someone else's WordPress blog into a PDF? There's a blog so good that I'd like to read every entry, from the beginning, as if it were a book. Is there an easy way to turn someone's blog into a book? Blogbooker seems to require me to be the owner of the blog, as I'd need to login and export the blog.
posted by surenoproblem on Jul 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Move a Wordpress blog to a new URL?

How can I move my self-hosted Wordpress blog from one domain to another? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jun 26, 2010 - 8 answers

wordpress: 2 blogs using the same db *and* the same content

Is this nuts? I want to have 2 installations of (self-hosted) wordpress which both show the same content - therefore use the same db. [more inside]
posted by thatone on Jun 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Is there a Wordpress MU hosting service for multiple blogs under a single custom domain?

I'm part of a blog collective with some 20 blogs, running Wordpress MU. We're having a world of trouble with our hosting provider an sys admin. Help us switch. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on May 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Blog Mitosis

I've got a personal Wordpress (2.0.4) blog at my domain. I'd like to archive that blog, and create a new one (at the same domain) for work-related blogging. What's the best way of going about it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Two blogs, one domain - how to guide visitors?

I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Feb 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Is there a blog host that won't bogart my Amazon links?

Book-blog hosting: Is there a free and easy blog host that allows me to use my own Amazon affiliate links? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Aug 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Any tools for posting to multiple blogs?

Are there any tools for posting to multiple WordPress blogs without having to go to each site's control panel? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Aug 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Wordpress is giving me agita.

How can I make Wordpress easier? [more inside]
posted by Drohan on Feb 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Free Wordpress hosting

Looking for customizable & free Wordpress (or other) hosting [more inside]
posted by daksya on Aug 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Comments with or without a blog

Does anyone have any thoughts on the best way (and the best script?) to implement a commenting system for normal web pages? I am currently torn between setting up WordPress as a CMS which would provide that functionality or trying to find a script I can add to a page (and there are to be 40 or so separate pages each needing separate comment fields). [more inside]
posted by dance on Jul 28, 2007 - 5 answers

Running a private combination blog/wiki?

I want to set up a multi-user blog / wiki resource for sharing information privately. What's the best way? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Jun 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Blogger to Wordpress for a Fee?

Moving from Blogger to Wordpress: Can I pay someone to have it done? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 18, 2006 - 8 answers

How to rotate a masthead.

How do I create a rotating masthead on my blog? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jul 17, 2006 - 15 answers

Cool, customizable WordPress

Help me find a cool, customizable WordPress theme. [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on May 31, 2006 - 20 answers

Personal/Professional Site: What to include on it.

JobHuntFilter: I'm currently scoping out lower to mid-level IT jobs in the Nashville area. I have a site setup already with my resume (several different formats). contact info, RSS of my tech articles, and a brief 'who I am' page. Anything else I should put on it? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Feb 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Copy most recent post from Wordpress to another server?

Copy most recent post from Wordpress to another server? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jan 23, 2006 - 4 answers

WordPress plugins?

WordPress users: What plugins have you found useful? My wife and I are both new WordPress users, after an arduous battle to wrest our previous entries from Blogger's paws. I'd like to extend the functionality of our sites, but the number of plugins available is a little daunting. What plugins do you use?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 22, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me with the Moveable Type learning curve

I'm a TypePad user, moving to Movable Type. I know that MT is much more powerful, but out of the (virtual) box, it is lacking in a lot of the cool features (book lists, photo albums, blogrolls) that TypePad has built in.

What's the best place for a n00b like me to go to start bringing MT into line with what I had in TypePad? I've been slogging through the MT Plugins site, but if there's an even easier guide out there, I'll gladly admit I'm an MT loser and just paint-by-numbers!
posted by baltimore on Jan 8, 2005 - 11 answers

Recomendations for a simple comment/response application

I need a really basic web application that functions similar to a blog system but isn't. All I want is to create a single page with a question to which I will invite people to respond. I've considered using a wiki, but I don't want anyone to be able to edit anyone elses response. I'd also like to be able to sort responses based on a few required fields (but this isn't essential). I can just create a second Wordpress install with only 1 post, but that seems like overkill. [more inside]
posted by Grod on Aug 10, 2004 - 4 answers

Managing multiple blogs more simply

Is there any good solution for multi-url blog software? I've got a bunch of domains, and I want to run different blogs on each of them, but I don't want to have to install, say, a separate copy of Wordpress for each of them (and then have to go update all of them individually when there's an update). They're all located on the same physical server (linux/Apache).

Any ideas?
posted by Caviar on Jul 15, 2004 - 7 answers

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