How to change your site address in Wordpress

Do you know what people use to access your site? The answer is the site address. An example of a WordPress.com site address is folwers.wordpress.com. In this guide, we will take a look at How to change your site address to help you know more deeply about this topic.

To change your site address

Want to modify your Site Title?

If you want to edit the title of the site, which is the text shown in the title bar of any web browser and in the header of most themes, you can do so by going to My Site → Design→ Customize → Site Identity.

Want to remove the .wordpress.com part of your site address?

You can register a custom domain name. Then, the custom domain name will take over as your site address, and visitors who have your WordPress.com address will be redirected to your new domain name.

How to change your site address

  • Step 1: Go to My Site → Manage → Domains and click on your .wordpress.com address.

  • Step 2: Scroll down to Change Site Address on the Domain Settings page.

  • Step 3: Enter the new address you wish to use after clicking the input field (with the first part of your current site address as a placeholder).

  • Step 4: We will let you be aware of when the new address is available.

  • Step 5: Click the Change Site Address button.

  • Step 6: A screen with additional details and warnings will be shown. Carefully read the information and make sure this is the action you want to take.

  • Step 7: Check the box to confirm.

  • Step 8: Click Change Site Address.

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

How to use a site address You own

Kindly note that site addresses cannot be moved to another site so if you want to insert content to a site address that you have previously used or already own, you will have to import the content you want to use manually by following these steps:

  • Step 1: Export the content from your current site

  • Step 2: Import the content into your new site with the site address you want to use

  • Step 3: Add a Site Redirect to automatically redirect visitors to your new address (this is optional)

In case you own a custom domain name, an address that does not contain wordpress.com in the URL, then you might have to look to map or transfer the domain name to your WordPress.com site.

How to reuse other site addresses

We cannot recycle or reassign site addresses (which mean URLs) which may seem to be abandoned. We respect bloggers’ ownership of their content. Therefore, the site will definitely note be removed or deleted without its owners consent no matter how long it has been since their last update.

  • In case you see that an active blog address is registered by another user, you could be able to obtain it for your use when the owner of the blog agrees to transfer it to you.

  • You may contact the blog owner via a comment on their site or through a contact form, if available, to ask for their consent.

  • In case you are not allowed or do not hear back from the blog owner, we cannot transfer the blog address to you.

  • Please kindly note that we cannot contact the owner of the previously removed blog for you, nor can we provide you with the contact information of blog owners.

There is an infinite supply of unused blog addresses, so our policy should not restrict your address selection.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading! Please remember the last but not least, in case you add a custom domain for use with your blog, the original ‘wordpress.com’ domain/URL is no longer visible to your readers as long as the custom domain is used on your blog.