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Aquiring a wordpress website from the author, securing log in for the first time (3 posts)

  1. loseweightvege
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Grateful for any support here: I aquired a domain name and wordpress website from the author, .org vs .com, I do not know nor how to determine this. I am excited to learn wordpress, but am new and have few skills. Also, I have yet to down load the latest wordpress software to my macbook pro 2012. My main concern is, how should I go about gaining control of the website or log in for the first time? I am currently using iPage to host the website an my domain name is held at Godaddy. Thank you kindly.

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please explain what you mean by:

    .org vs .com

    You need to know the actual domain name.

    WordPress.com sites are hosted at WordPress.com and .org sites are hosted on any server using .org software/setup.

    Also, I have yet to down load the latest wordpress software to my macbook pro 2012

    One does not need any software on their Mac or PC to run a WP site (either .com or .org)

    To 'gain control' of the site, you must know who host's the site and who is the Registrar (DNS).

    You must confirm your ownership using specific techniques unique to each provider of these services...

    You then also must have the admin login credentials for your WP site to login and work with the site.

  3. catacaustic
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you've bought the domain and blog/site from the author, get the details from them. You'll need at least the WordPress login as well as the FTP details (so you can download the sites files), and either a login to get you to their control panel to download the SQL for the database, or a recent DB backup file.

    Unless you are fully taking over the hosting account and the domain registration account, you will have to purchase these yourself, transfer the domain name, transfer the websites files and set up the database on your new server. You can find more info on just how to do some of those things at Moving WordPress.

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