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: 188.8.131.52
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.