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  1. how2bemyself
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    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't understand any of this. I made a wordpress.com and pushed my domain (howtobemyself.com)to it. Then I found out that .com doesn't include plugins and that I need a .org account. I have host gator for my hosting. I've reviewed some of the documents and I am not getting anywhere. Is there even a way to move a wordpress.com over to .org so I can use the plugins? I am very noob with this being my first website/blog. Any helps to a newbie would be greatly appriciated.

  2. Emphacy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You installed the WordPress.com platform instead of the WordPress.org platform. They're two different web platforms from wordpress.

    You want to be using the .org version http://www.wordpress.org. Download and reinstall or use your servers' platform install utility if it has one.

  3. See http://www.hostgator.com/apps/wordpress-hosting.shtml one click wordpress install.

    Then export your wp.com blog and import it: http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content#WordPress

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