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WordPress Blog & WordPress Website Question (8 posts)

  1. nataliegisborne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there

    I have recently installed wordpress and I'm creating a website (currently going okay ish), I have an existing blog but would like this to appear seamlessly on my new website.

    I have looked at all the documentation I can find and there is nothing specific relating to moving a WordPress Blog to a WordPress website, surly it must be an easy operation?

    I feel this is maybe something that is in the Pro bundle, from what I can gather, is this the case or can I move this to my website without having to buy the bundle.

    Any easy instructions or advise appreciated.

  2. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you mean moving from WordPress.com to a self hosted site with the software you downloaded from WordPress.org?

    See the 'Moving to WordPress.org' section.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/

  3. nataliegisborne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes that's exactly what I mean, thank you I will look at this.

    If I move my blog to wordpress.org from wordpress.com, will the blog still appear on the wordpress.com website? I.e. will users still be able to search for tags and find me, or will I no longer appear?

    Thanks

  4. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes it will. The two sites are unrelated.

  5. nataliegisborne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry just for clarity, even though the two sites are unrelated, it will still appear on the wordpress.com reader?

    Many thanks

  6. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your .com site will remain as long as you leave it there. All you're doing is copying the content from the .com site over to your own self hosted site.

    The .com site might have a different URL if you've bought the domain mapping upgrade and now want to use the URL for your self hosted site. You can't use the same URL for 2 websites so your .com site should revert to the something.wordpress.com URL.

  7. nataliegisborne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Brilliant - Thank you that's answered my questions precisely - perfect!

    Would I be correct then in assuming, if I started a new blog from scratch on my .org site, it wouldn't appear in .com?

    If this is the case obviously.... How do bloggers maximise exposure from having independent sites, is it google alone or is there another platform people can search for blogs? If you know of course.

    Just trying to clarify exactly how these sites work.

  8. nataliegisborne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just seen how to move from .org to .com so answered that part.

    Thanks for all your help, very much appreciated!

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