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  • I have a blog in 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

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

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Give this a read over at WordPress.COM.

    Moving a Blog

    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

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

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

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    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.

    I’ve shared ’em all at the very first question.

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

    Use a simple plugin like duplicator to transfer your website.

    Here’s the link

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

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

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

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

    Does the path always be like that? …something

    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.



    Hi… I also have a site that I created on, but I need to add a plug-in in order to add an online shopping cart. The current site does not support javascript for the shopping cart. I need to move my entire site to a 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:

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    We can’t help with sites, have you talked to’s support about this?



    Correction: I need to move my site to a



    No, maybe that $99 deal is on the support part and not the…. I’ll go back and check. Thanks

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