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how do I set up a wordpress.org blog site? (18 posts)

  1. jennyh84
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, I have managed to sucessfully set up a free wordpress.com blog site, but in order to link the blog with my photoshelter website I believe I need a wordpress.org site in order to use the necessary plugins?
    Can you tell me how I can make the change from the .com to the .org blog site?
    Many thanks,
    Jenny

  2. The easiest way to do it is like so:
    1. Get your domain name, set up hosting and install wordpress
    2. Install your theme.
    3. Go to your wordpress.com site and export your content -- you will be given an xml file.
    4. Go to your domain where you've installed wordPress and import your content.
    That's it.

    Here's an article that I found as well --- http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/01/03/how-to-move-from-wordpresscom-to-wordpressorg/

  3. wengie2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm confused (I'm having the same problem as jenny) once you have downloaded the export file where do you import it to?

  4. Shekhar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Jenny and wengie,

    Accordinly, Christine said:
    1. Go to your wordpress.com site and export your content -- you will be given an xml file.
    2. login to wordpress ( yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/ )
    3. Go to tools -> import

    Choose the one suitable for you, browse the exported .xml file and then import.

    Make sure you go to Settings -> Permalinks and click on save changes.

  5. wengie2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    where is permalinks?

  6. I Dont use this account Anymore why is it still here
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Permalinks is an option under Settings, that can be found down the left hand column in the admin dashboard. Down the bottom, Settings -> Permalinks.

  7. wengie2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't see permalinks though

  8. I Dont use this account Anymore why is it still here
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And you're definately using WordPress in your own domain, and not one hosted from wordpress.com?

  9. wengie2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    what do you meen by that?

  10. I Dont use this account Anymore why is it still here
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What is the URL of your WordPress site?

    Basically, there are two forms of wordpress - wordpress.com and wordpress.org

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    In essence, WordPress.com is free and hosted with wordpress themselves, so you will have a site that is yourname.wordpress.com. WordPress.com has limited functionality, and according to this thread:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/permalinks-not-available

    permalinks are not available with wordpress.com sites.

    WordPress.org is when you host it yourself and you have all the features available to you.

    Hope that helps.

  11. I Dont use this account Anymore why is it still here
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    But going back to your original question, tools -> import is where you can import a WordPress export, as Shekhar says.

  12. wengie2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    so wait what happens when I import the export file?

  13. RichardWPG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    After you import, you should get all your content in your newly installed WordPress. Guidelines to import content.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content

  14. wengie2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    so basicaly when I import I will get my blog to wordpress.org?

  15. I Dont use this account Anymore why is it still here
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    All of your blog posts, pages and comments will appear in your new blog, yes.

    Themes and plugins etc. will not be there so you will have to create them. But then if you are moving from a wordpress.com site to your own self hosted wordpress site (one you downloaded from wordpress.org) you will have to do this anyway.

    Hope that helps.

  16. wengie2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    but I'm still having a bit of trouble so when I download the export file do I have to sign up for a webhost?

  17. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, WP.ORG sites are self-hosted -- that means you have to have a webhost -- WP.ORG does not host sites. See this page on hosting.

  18. I Dont use this account Anymore why is it still here
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, you need to find a hosting company that will host your website for you, together with a domain name of your choice (i.e. http://www.yourdomainname.com). It is there you install WordPress, and once you have installed WordPress, you can import your exported content from wordpress.com.

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