WordPress.com Profile: Link Your Username to Blog

Linking your wordpress.com username to your wordpress.com blog is the best free advertising you can get.

Provided that you are signed into wordpress.com when you leave a comment on a wordpress.com blog then every other person who is also signed on to wordpress.com will be able to click your wordpress.com username (which is linked to your blog) and arrive on the front page of your blog.

The added benefit is that staff will also be able to locate the blog linked to your name with a single click if you ever need an adjustment made to your blog.

It’s very easy to do. Here’s how to link your username to another blog registered under the same username account Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Primary Blog. Where it says  ‘Primary Blog‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes.

The change is not retroactive. Comments made previous to the change will remain linked as they were when submitted and approved.

After the change every time you sign into the support forum we can all click on your username and your blog will be linked to it. And every time you leave a comment on a blog your username can be likewise clicked and your blog can be instantly located.

Note that there is a complete record of every post that you make to the forum on your forum profile page. Also note that when you mark a forum threads as “favorites” that you will find them listed on the forum profile page too. And everyone in the forum can access your forum profile by simply clicking on “Member” next to your username.

33 thoughts on “WordPress.com Profile: Link Your Username to Blog

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  3. Great posts, I’ve been heeding your advice on wordpress support forum. Whenever I see “timetheif” I let you steal my time to help me out instead. I changed my blog url hellopalz.wordpress to lucidmemoirs.wordpress.com. But all my linkback, pinterest photographs etc send traffic to hellopalz. Staying within the domain, shouldnt wordpress redirect traffic automatically? I found it absurd to upgrade to redirect. any advise?

    • I have blogged for 8 years and I find it unfortunate that you did not read the support documentation carefully before proceeding. No blogging host will provide site redirection free of charge so I don’t know why you have that expectation.

      If you do change your blog address, permalinks to your old address, including search engine results, will be broken unless you purchase a Site Redirect upgrade.

      7.The final option presented on this screen allows you to discard your current address. This option will permanently disable the address and you will not be able to reuse it. Only select this option if you are sure you will not use the address again. If you want to redirect traffic to the new blog, you can keep the address and purchase the Site Redirect upgrade.

      http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

      • I did read it before i moved my blog, just wasn’t sure if its a wordpress.com thing. like no plugins since the site is for free use. Thanks for the reply. :)

  4. Thanks so much for the help. I linked to this article on the WordPress.com forum, in a question that someone else had asked that was similar to my problem. I asked for help there too, but actually found this blog(before my question was answered in the forum) by accident while reading through unrelated topics in the forum area. Thanks again, I have been enjoying all your articles and resources. See you on WordPress!

  5. Dashboard –> Users –> Your Profile. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Primary Blog’ and type in the address of your blog and then click ‘Update Profile’. Once you’re done click “Update Profile”.

  6. hmm this didn’t seem to work for, when I went to “Your Profile” I already had a primary blog selected, but none of my comments are lining back to my blog

  7. Go into the admin side of your blog and click “Users” and then “Your Profile” and then you should be able to edit. Don’t forget to click “Update Profile” when you are done to save the changes. Also note that if you have more than one blog you can only link one to your username.

  8. Hi there,
    I am logged in on the forum and clicking edit this information, and nothing happens… I assume it should bring up a page to edit but it doesn´t. Any ideas
    Thanks!

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  11. No sorry, I meant that in the box for my website, I should type my wordpress blog url. not a ‘list’, I guess I should have said ‘type in the box’ (where you write: “In the right hand column locate “Website” and type in the link to your wordpresss.com “) It just seems wierd to have a spot in my profile to type my wordpress blog when I’m already in it.

    I thought I was logged into wordpress when I made the comments. My avatar shows with my comment, my id shows, but it’s not able to link back to my blog. It even shows up in my dashboard as a place I commented. So how did I break the link? it works here, I see. THANKS!

  12. Thanks, I’m hoping this answers my question of why my id on other’s blog’s comment sections do not provide a way back to my blog. I have been leaving comments but then checking back when not logged in, I am unable to jump to my wordpress blog. It used to work. Do you agree that it only needed my profile to have the wordpress website listed? Thanks

  13. Provided you are signed in to wordpress.com and are leaving a comment on a wordpress.com then then anyone else who is also signed into to wordpress.com can click your username and arive on the front page of your blog.

    I do not know what you mean by “wordpress website listed”. There is no list of wordpress.com blogs that bloggers have access to. By assigning categories to your posts the posts will display on the wordpress.com category tag pages. Is this what you mean?

    If not then please clarify.

  14. @jennifer
    I think you should submit your idea to staff. It’s a good one.

    Thanks for your supportive comment about volunteers. It’s too bad everyone doesn’t share your point of view. ;)

  15. If only on the forum sign up page it would already explain the difference between WP.com and WP.org and redirect those who need assistance with the standalone version of WP to WP.org.

    In my book, you forum volunteers qualify for sainthood. :)

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