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[resolved] Switch from WordPress.com to WordPress.org (12 posts)

  1. katemclaughlin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a blog/site on WordPress.com, but want to add plug-ins, etc. I'm a novice and need step-by-step directions to make the switch to WordPress.org.
    Please Help!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    1 register a domain name you like (see notation at end)
    2 get a web hosting account (I recommend one different than from where you get domain name in case of problems with host)
    3 download wordpress (download link at top of this page)
    4 unzip files
    5 upload files to your site
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_FileZilla (this explains the upload process)
    6 Install wordpress
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress (step by step guide)
    good video on installing
    http://educhalk.org/blog/?p=1
    7 Install same themes and plugins you already have on new blog
    8 go to wordpress.com blog and go to
    admin - tools - export (follow instructions on that page)
    9 go to new wordpress.org blog
    admin - tools - import
    You are good to go

    if you have your domain name already at wordpress.com you will need to do the export 1st so you can enter the dns from them to your new host

  3. katemclaughlin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay...Do you recommend GoDaddy or a different host source?

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    godaddy is ok (some here report slow loading) but be sure and get the linux server as they will default you to windows

    I use and recommend A Small Orange - many cheap plans - the support is out of this world

    Blue Host is recommended a lot and they have a one-click wordpress install called Simple Scripts

    in the end it is up to you

  5. katemclaughlin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    THANK YOU!
    I'll check out A Small Orange and Blue Host. I hope I don't get lost in the technicalities and really appreciate your help. I'll be in touch if I have any other questions.

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    we are open 24/7/365

  7. adrenalinefix
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i did all that, but the all the WP videos and the youtube are not visible, only the namea of the files!!

  8. secretsquirrel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Samboll can you please advise me. I have webhosting with Blue host and have installed word press correctly and the theme I want to use correctly. Blue host have confirmed my installation is correct. I have my domain forwarding set up http://www.rescueremediesdogs.co.uk and I have my wordpress.com http://rescueremediesdogs.wordpress.com/ Samboll please note all early stages of work for my London based rescue.
    My problem is and I have tried and tried I cannot export and import to my Blue host website and I have read tutorials and have followed all instructions. The emails I receive state ‘Your WordPress import was successful’
    Blue host have suggested that I ask wordpress.org forum. Thank you

  9. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    adrenalinfix

    i did all that, but the all the WP videos and the youtube are not visible, only the namea of the files!!

    create an .htaccess
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Creating_and_editing_.28.htaccess.29
    add this line and save it and upload it to your root
    DirectoryIndex index.php index.html

    @ secretsquirrel
    if you are really stuck - email me
    s r b 3 3 3 at a t t dot n e t
    just smush it together

  10. secretsquirrel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have smushed! and emailed but it bounced back. Yes desperate for advice as just cannot move on. Thanks

  11. batrachoid
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You did use '@' for 'at' and '.' for 'dot' right?

  12. secretsquirrel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    think i put the @ in the wrong 'at'
    many thanks and i hope to hear from Samboll

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