logging in after install, still pointing to my wordpress.com admin panel (2 posts)

  1. kberls2
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've been working at this for hours and I think it's got to be something obvious that I'm missing.

    1. Knowing nothing about WordPress, I purchased a URL through WordPress.com while setting up my wordpress.com blog.

    2. Realizing that it is definitely wordpress.org/self-hosted site that I need, I decided to transfer the purchased domain over to self-hosted. (Transfer domain from wordpress.com --> wordpress.org)

    3. I registered with BlueHost and did the one click install using my domain purchased through wordpress.com.

    4. ****Installation claimed to be complete, and the /wp-admin let me log in with the username and password, it directed me back to my wordpress.com admin panel.****

    What did I do wrong?!

    I have any actual content I need to transfer over, I just want to use the domain I purchased on wordpress.com. I'm so confused. The tutorials talk about Tools --> Export all content on wordpress.com. I exported that file, but never imported it to BlueHost because 1. I didn't know where to upload it to and 2. I don't have any content, just need to transfer the domain.

    Ideas anyone?

  2. Tim S
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did you change your DNS records to point the domain to the new host? Also, you'll need to wait up to 24 hours to take effect after the changes are made.

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