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  • I can not for the life of me figure out how to go about downloading after i extract the file in WinRAR. I am moving from a hosted to a self hosted(bluehost) to I have the same domain name. Any guidence will be greatly appriciated.

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  • I’m not sure you’ve got the process right. That, or you’re using the wrong terminology.

    Before you can extract the WordPress archive with WinRAR, you need to first download it. But you’re asking how to download it AFTER extracting with WinRAR. Maybe you mean how to UPLOAD it instead?

    Now it appears you want to move from a hosted site to a self-hosted site at Bluehost.

    If you haven’t done so already, take a look at the excellent guide here:

    Step two in the above guide is to install WordPress at your chosen host (BlueHost).

    The full MANUAL installation process is detailed here:

    But in your case, I *believe* BlueHost has a so-called 1-CLICK auto-installer in your cPanel hosting control panel, so you don’t need to follow the manual installation procedure of downloading and uploading the WordPress file and fidgeting with MySQL database at all. Follow the instructions here, from the horse’s own mouth:

    Hope this helps. If you still need further direction, feel free to ask.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  George Appiah.


    Just wanted to add that Bluehost also has a blog post on migrating from to a self hosted site (

    Guten Tag zusammen

    Ich hoffe Jemand spricht auch Deutsch in diesem Forum.
    Gerne möchte ich meine Seite auf WordPress wechseln.
    Hat da Jemand Erfahrung damit? Ist das sehr aufwändig?




    @akustikform You should visit for assistance and not post in other’s topics, especially links to your website that can be considered spam.



    @akustikform Ja. In der WP-Community findest Du auch viele deutsche.
    Zu deiner Frage: Aktuell basiert deine Website ja auf Jimdo. Schön das Du dich mit WP nun für was vernünftigers entschieden hast.

    Es gibt ein Dienst, der verspricht, ein CMS in ein anderes zu migrieren.
    Auch wenn ich Jimdo nicht als “CMS” bezeichnen würde, scheint genau das auch von Jimdo zu WP zu können. Was Du sicherlich bräuchtest, dürften die Inhalte (Posts und Seiten) als XML-Datei sein.
    Wenn Du dich für WP entscheiden solltest, macht es Sinn zunächst WP zu installieren, sich ein Theme rauszusuchen und dann mit dem import der Inhalte (aus der XML) zu beginnen.

    Wenn Du Hilfe benötigst, schreib mir doch gerne:


    In the WP community you will also find many Germans.
    Regarding your question: Your website is currently based on Jimdo. It’s nice that you have decided on something more reasonable with WP.

    There is a service that promises to migrate one CMS to another.
    Even though I wouldn’t call Jimdo “CMS”, seems to be able to do exactly that from Jimdo to WP. What you would probably need is the content (post and pages) as an XML file.
    If you choose WP, it makes sense to install WP first, select a theme and then start importing the content (from XML).

    If you need help, feel free to write me:

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