A lot of people ask me how they can use their own domain names and host their blogs on WordPress.com. Hosting a blog on WordPress.com is not that hard. In fact, you should always start with that if you are not ready to do it your own way. You should never settle for those xxx.wordpress.com sub-domains as it won’t be your site that you are putting your content on. In reality, the process is very easy to do. All you got to do is buy a domain and change the settings on the back-end of your WordPress.com blog to point your site to the new domain. It’s going to cost you $10 a year, but it’s well worth it. Here is how to do it:
- Purchase a domain on 1&1, GoDaddy, or any other domain registration service.
- Log on to your domain registration account and change the DNS settings to:
- Log on to your WordPress.com account and buy 10 credits for WordPress premium services.
- Click on the Domains tab in the Upgrades section and add your new domain name.
You can always register your domains with WordPress.com. It will cost you $15 a year which is a bit pricey. You can always register a domain for $8-$10 on top popular domain registration sites. The cost of redirecting your Wordress.com blog to your own domain will be $10 per year, which is pretty affordable. If you are tired of using WordPress.com sub-domains, this is a easiest way to get your blog on your own domain.