Your shiny new blog should now have at least one new published post. Your entire site has its own street address on the internet, the one that shows all of your blog posts.

It’s important to know this web address when adding your blog to the Ontario Extend site.

The web address for your blog should be its “home” and the public address that anyone on the web can see your site, not just for someone like you who is logged in to see it. You should verify the web address you use shows your site on another device or web browser where you are not logged in as an editor.

Below are some patterns of how the home address of blogs look like on the platforms we recommended for setting up your blog.

WordPress.com Blog Address

Wordpress

For a free hosted WordPress.com blog, your blog URL reflects the “shortname” you chose while setting it up.

Blog sites for WordPress.com should look something like https://theoverextender.wordpress.com/

There should be nothing after the last /. Find your web address and make sure it works in a browser where you are not logged in as an editor.

Self Hosted WordPress Blog Address

Wordpress If you installed WordPress on your own hosted domain, the web address depends on where it was installed on your site.

Some possibilities for the blog address include:

  • http://theoverextender.ca/ (WordPress installed as the main site on a domain)
  • http://theoverextender.ca/thoughts (WordPress installed in a subdirectory on a domain)
  • http://thoughts.theoverextender.ca/ (WordPress installed in a subdomain)

There should be nothing after the last /. Find your web address and make sure it works in a browser where you are not logged in as an editor.

Blogger Blog Address

Blogger

For a Blogger blog, your blog URL reflects the “shortname” you chose while setting it up.

Blogger web addresses should look something like https://theoverextender.blogspot.ca/

There should be nothing after the last /. Find your web address and make sure it works in a browser where you are not logged in as an editor.

Medium Blog Addresses

Medium logo

If you are blogging on medium, the web address for all your posts looks a bit like it is appended with a twitter name; it reflects your username on Medium.com

Medium.com web addresses should look something like https://medium.com/@theoverextender

There should be nothing after that username. Find your web address and make sure it works in a browser where you are not logged in as an editor.

tumblr Blog Addresses

tumblr logo

For a tumblr blog, your blog URL reflects the “shortname” you chose while setting it up.

Blog sites for tumblr should look something like http://theoverextender.tumblr.com/

There should be nothing after the last /. Find your web address and make sure it works in a browser where you are not logged in as an editor.

What’s Next?

Make sure you have written or copied your blog address to a place you can find later. We have one more address to figure out, the RSS Feed, or the address our site uses to find you latest posts.

Find My RSS Feed Address


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