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    I have originally been using WordPress’s servers to host my blog ( but have now bought hosting and would like to directly host with my own hosting service. Is it at all possible to directly export my worpress website to my host?

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  • No.
    I guess you meant you will have your own blog (and not hosting service – unless you really started a hosting company…)

    Anyway, no, you cannot “export” your blog to your own domain. The only way is to use the import via RSS feeds. (Not perfect, I know, but still better than nothing)

    You can export your blog posts using the RSS feed. You cannot yet export comments

    To export your posts as an RSS file, do the following:

    1. Go to Options > Reading
    2. In the Syndication Feeds set Show the most recent: to 999
    3. In the Syndication Feeds also set For each article, show: to Full Text
    4. Now go to your feed which will be
    5. Wait for the page to load (yes, it looks ugly!)
    6. Right-click on a blank part of the webpage and “Save as”.
    7. Save as “feed.xml”
    8. Now go back into your blog and change the 999 to what it was before.

    The feed.xml file can be used as “Import from RSS” on another blog.

    If you are exporting to then import into another blog, do not delete your blog until the import is successful.

    Not really. You can import the posts via RSS Importing_Content#Importing_from_an_RSS_feed but to my knowledge, nothing but the post content imports. So comments, cats, etc will be left behind. So depending on the activity on your blog, it may or may not suite you.

    Edit* Ha. Seems to be popular post to reply to. Podz’s reply is obviously easiest to follow.

    No, it is not.
    the long answer is that you need to replicate your site by adding the posts one by one, and backdating as necessary.

    4 answers in 10 seconds.
    Now that HAS to be a record 🙂

    you can delete mine since its wrong

    Thank you all! I’ll see what I can do…

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