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1phillysteve
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Any WordPress Experts?

Hello All,

I Have a WordPress question. When I use Fantastico to build a site I get
    http://MyDomainName.com
instead of
    http://www.MyDomainName.com
in other words there is no www when using Fantastico.

Under Settings>General, there is a box "Blog address URL" that says..."Enter the address here if you want your blog homepage to be different from the directory you installed WordPress."

I would prefer to have the
    http://www.MyDomainName.com
Can I just enter this address into that Blog address URL box?

If it is just that easy, is there a problem when I start building links that the the links will be split between the two URLs,
the no www. URL versus the URL with the www. Any clarification would be appreciated.

Regards...Steve
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jmpruitt
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it will work either way, just make sure you are being consistent with your backlinks.
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1phillysteve
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Thanks jm, I really wanted to get going this weekend but wasn't sure what to do. I was really kind of stuck. Your quick reply and clarification is much appreciated.

Warm Regards...Steve
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cosmolito
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Hi there,

I too have the problem of the 'www' or no 'www'.

I actually would like to have the 'www' but whenever I type the full URL WITH the 'www' (i.e. http://www.domain.com), it does go to my site but the 'www' disappears. I would like to make it so that it does NOT disappear.

I am using wordpress with my own domain; do you know of any settings I can change or something I can do to make it so the 'www' stays put when entering my domain into the address bar?

Thanks for reading :)
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1phillysteve
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Cosmo,

Here is how I am fixing (for now) the "www" versus "no www" problem. Log into your Wordpress' site, this will bring you to the "dashboard page" it actually says Dashboard in the upper left side of the page.

Scroll down to bottom of the page (left side) to Settings, click on Settings to open the drop down menu then click on General.
Once on the General Settings page about the 4th box down it says "Blog address URL" type into that box
    http://www.YourDomain.com
... then scroll down and click "save changes" the www will now work.

As I stated in my question to the forum I'm not positive this is 100% the best way to do this but it is the way i am doing it for now. Also, if you make this change you must use the old
    http://YourDomain.com
address to log back into the dashboard page NOT the NEW http://
    http://www.YourDomain.com
address.

If you plan on doing any link building be sure to always use the www. address or you will wind up splitting your links between the 2 URLS'.. I hope this helps...Steve
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cosmolito
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Steve you rock - thanks!
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cosmolito
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and by the way, in my link building I have used 100% 'www' address and that is the reason I wanted to sort out this issue. I have made a choice to just stick with 'www' for ALL my websites and ink building so I don't get confused. Anywhay, thanks again :)
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jmpruitt
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that is the right way to do it :) Also go to google and get webmaster tools. register and verify your site. when you do that you can go in and select the www. version to be the one they index
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