[resolved] How to transfer WordPress.com site to personal domain? (14 posts)

  1. Mayeenul Islam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a blog in WordPress.com. Recently I've purchased my own domain (NOT from .org). Now I want to transfer my blog exactly how that is. I exported the database and contents (*.xml) and then imported it. But you can see that the image files (and I think all the media files too) are not yet copied to my server. They are loading from WordPress.com.

    How can I fetch them and upload them to my domain, so that if I shut down the .com site, they will work fine?

  2. Give this a read over at WordPress.COM.


  3. Mayeenul Islam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did the Import process as mentioned, but it was not working. It said,

    file already exists
    and now the files are sharing from the wp.com.

    Now, do I reset my database and try the process again?

  4. Mayeenul Islam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can check the file path in both the blogs, are similar, i.e.:


  5. file already exists

    Which means you've already imported it. ;)

    What's the URL of your new self-hosted installation? You may already be working or not, a link would help us volunteers determine that better.

  6. Mayeenul Islam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've shared 'em all at the very first question.
    It's http://soothtruthbd.com/

    But there is not duplicate image files.
    There are 20 pagination in wp.com site, and 15 pagination in my host, in media gallery.

  7. fuzegraphics
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Use a simple plugin like duplicator to transfer your website.

    Here's the link http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/duplicator/

    [Solicitation redacted - please do not use these forums to solicit work; helping here is great, but keep it here.]

  8. Mayeenul Islam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, but Duplicator plugin is not a solution here for .com sites migration.

    (@fuzegraphics: Dislike for the advertisement made here by you.)

  9. Mayeenul Islam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Using my cPanel in wp-content/uploads/ I found all my images. But still the image paths are not unique to soothtruthbd.com/imagefile.jpg.

    Does the path always be like that? ...something example.wordpress.com/path/filename.jpg?

  10. Mayeenul Islam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I found the solution.

    The reason why the file paths were like that was because improper import process. Due to my slow connection, the 2nd step of the import process was undone at the very first time. That's why the file path was shared from the .com site.

    With WordPress Reset plugin I reset my database, and from cPanel I deleted the contents of the wp-content/uploads folder, then import the XML file again.

    Now everything is solved. All the media paths are from my own domain.

  11. thedragonflyshaman
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi... I also have a site that I created on WP.com, but I need to add a plug-in in order to add an online shopping cart. The current WP.com site does not support javascript for the shopping cart. I need to move my entire site to a WP.com site so I can then install and use plug-ins. I am a total novice at this and even the above info is over my head. I saw somewhere on the WP site that I can pay $99 to have the WP "experts" do it all for me, but now I cannot find where I saw that so I lost. I am hosted by GoDaddy and they told me I have to export my data onto my computer, which I did, then point the DNS to GoDaddy (and that's where it lost me.....Any help would be appreciated. Thanks SO much !!!

    Current site is: http://www.the-dragonfly-farm.com

  12. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We can't help with WordPress.com sites, have you talked to WordPress.com's support about this?

  13. thedragonflyshaman
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Correction: I need to move my WP.com site to a W.org

  14. thedragonflyshaman
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, maybe that $99 deal is on the WP.com support part and not the W.org.... I'll go back and check. Thanks

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