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Problems moving from wordpress.com to wordpress.org (7 posts)

  1. rkong
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm trying to move a blog over from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. I purchased a bluehost account and installed wordpress 2.1 on it. Now my problem is that I don't know how to login to my wordpress account (where I can access "my dashboard"). Do I need to delete my old wordpress.com blog? Btw, the domain I want to use was set up to link to my wordpress.com account awhile ago. I did that through "Options>Domain" on my wordpress.com account.

    I've read through the codex and can't figure it out still.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

  2. drmike
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No, don't delete your wp.com account. Once it's gone, it's gone and you can't get it back.

    When you installed the wp software, it should have created an account and emailed you your acocunt information. Did you get it? Where in the install procedure are you at?

  3. rkong
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks drmike. I actually got it to work last night. It turns out the problem was that I had to change the nameservers listed in my original domain hosting service (the one I signed up with via wordpress.com). Once I switched over the nameservers to ns1.bluehost.com and ns2.bluehost.com, it was only a matter of time before my domain pointed to bluehost. So, basically, I'm able to login to my wordpress.org account now.

  4. mslatinarenee1
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am trying to move from wordpress.com to wordpress.org

    I purchased a godaddy account and installed wordpress 2.1 on it. Now my problem is that the install url is not working for me:

    I've changed my name server from wordpress.com to my host's name server already. I've also configured the wp-config. But I didn't see anything moved.

    Please help.

  5. mistressemilie
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Changes to nameservers "may take 24-48 hours to be visible on the Internet" according to the e-mail I just got from WordPress after making the changes at Automattic's manage-your-domain site.

  6. mvanpatten
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you care about rankings, you should delete your wp.com blog.

    When moving to Bluehost your images will not transfer
    "You would need to do a Backup of the images, files and database from WordPress and upload that to your site here. The transfer does not happen automatically. It needs manual upload."

    Since you can't backup from .com, your images will not be in your old posts.


  7. drmiketemp
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Actually they will be. wp.com allows hotlinking of images.

    Just don't delete your wp.com blog.

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