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Moving existing configuration/theming between wordpress.com & self-hosted site (5 posts)

  1. nthccc
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    HI, I'm in the process of moving my site from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress.org site. I was able to import the existing site files and theme to the new site, but none of the configuration/theming carried over (e.g., the carousel is gone, the Facebook/Twitter widgets are missing, the wallpaper isn't displaying, images in individual posts are missing, etc.). Rather than going back and manually reconfiguring the entire site, is there a way to automate/simplify this process? Any help is much appreciated!

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    No, you can only import content from a WordPress.COM site, so you have to redo the theme set-up. But your images should have been included in the import.

  3. nthccc
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Not what I wanted to hear, but thanks. The images and text did carry over.

    Do I need to download plugins for Twitter, Facebook, video display, etc.? Any suggestions on plugin downloads to retain wordpress.com functionality? Thanks!

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    plugin downloads to retain wordpress.com functionality

    Yes, what you want there is JetPack - it comes with WP - but you have to activate it under plugins - also see:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

    Once you have that done, you can also ask the WordPress.COM support people to move your subscribers (assuming your want that done).

  5. nthccc
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks, Wpyogi! I'll give that a try.

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