I was worried earlier today about how big of a problem it would be to change your blog url and domain name. I wanted all my posts and followers to stay unaffected, but I was scared they would all be wiped out instead.
But it was literally the easiest thing possible.
I am a newbie to Blogging, so I had to Google how to do this.
I found a single menu item in my WordPress.com that did it all. I took a screenshot below of what to do. Just go to “My Site” > “Manage” > “Domains” (Step 1) and you’re on the right page to do it all. If you don’t already have your new url / domain, then select “Add a Domain to this Site” (Step2). And once you have your new url / domain, then select “Change Primary Domain” (Step 3) and you are done with the swap!
And I checked everything out afterwards and I believe it worked! I was still able to access all my followers and they were able to see my next post in their WordPress Reader. Going to my original site now even re-directs to the new site, which is even better than I expected!
So far, I’m happy.
But now I have to change my name on all my social media accounts next. THAT may be where all the hard work comes in. Wish me luck!