Is this possible? Wordpress mapping + Google Apps for Business


#1

I wish to use Google Apps, but I don’t want to loose my Wordpress.com mapping. Unfortunately, I don’t trust that I understand the subtleties in the language used when clicking “Add Hosting”.

If I select Google Hosted, won’t that break my Wordpress.com mapping?

If so, is there another way to have my cake and eat it too?

T.I.A.

(my domain is currently not hosted - just registered and mapped to Wordpress.com)


#2

Wordpress.com is compatible with Google Email, so you should be able to use the rest of the apps with no problem as well! Here’s how: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/add-email/

Also, in case you’d like some more info on how our Google Hosting works: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Google_Apps#Google_Hosted

And as always, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team if you have any questions: https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=support.msg& :slight_smile:


#3

So you are saying that when I pointed my domain name to Wordpress - Wordpress.com became my “Hosting” site and that all “features/additions” I want would initiate from there, not here. Correct?


#4

What is your domain?


#5

#6

Correct :slight_smile: We’re your Domain Registrar. WordPress.com is your host.

And yes, if you pick Google hosting, you’ll move off wordpress.com :slight_smile: We don’t want that. What you just need is to hook up Google Apps, and that is (generally) done by adding in email:

Also check out http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/hosting/connecting-a-wordpress-domain-to-google-apps/ for a good tutorial. Once you set up email, then you have access to the rest of the apps.


#7

Aha! The light bulb moment! Thank you very much for providing that for me. :smiley:

I should be fine from here. Thank you for the links, they’re just what I need.