TUMBLR redirecting domain and REMOVING FULL HOSTING?


#1

Hi there,

I just spent alot of time moving my old Wordpress blog directory to selflearnla.org/2010_2011

and now I would like to redirect my Tumblr site to my selflearnla.org domain.

I attempted to do that by using these instructions from http://blog.orely.at/post/2449278937/setting-up-tumblr-domain-hosted-dreamhost:
[i][i]When I was setting up my Tumblr account, I wanted to use a subdomain as the address of this blog. The primary domain is hosted at DreamHost, and found it very easy to make this setting by following these steps:

At the DreamHost control panel, access “Manage Domains” (or click here);
Under each registered domain there’s a list of options. Click “DNS” under the domain you want to point to your blog;
If you want to use your primary domain as the blog URL (e.g. myname.com), leave blank the field “Name”. If you prefer to use a subdomain (e.g. blog.myname.com), enter it in this field. Note that you do not need to create a subdomain before, just fill out this field so that it works;
Under “Type”, select “A”;
Under “Value”, enter the following IP address: 72.32.231.8
Under “Comment”, type a unique identifier just for your own organization. The field is optional;
Click “Add Record Now!” to finish.
Almost Done! Now we need to configure Tumblr:

At the Dashboard, click “Customize” on the options list at the right side (or click here);
Under the “Info” tab, check “Use a custom domain name”. Then, below, enter the address you set at DreamHost (e.g. myname.com or blog.myname.com);
Click “Save” at the top right corner to save the changes.[/i][/i]

AND it hasn’t updated my tumblr blog to my selflearnla.org site. Further searching suggested I remove the “FULLY HOSTED” option, but if I do so, I am afraid I’ll lose my gmail access as well as other hosted pages on selflearnla.org including selflearnla.or/2010_2011 where I moved my old blog directory.

Is there someway to customize my tumblr domain, as well as still use my hosting service/gmail?

THANKS, working on a deadline and appreciate ALL assistance.


#2

How long did you wait? DNS propagation does not bring instant joy. If you are in the US you should see your changes within 12-24 hours, add another day or two for some world wide locations.


#3

The changes were made over the night, but other pages hosted on the site have been removed or are have become inaccessible, any suggestions…

I have backup files, but I REALLY hope I didn’t lose data where I relocated my backup files.

[hr]
My FTP program won’t login and I can’t get into the phpMYadmin, It sends me to a incorrect link page via tumblr.

Any clues with what might be wrong.

Appreciate any assistance!!