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Migrating from wordpress.com to bluehost (5 posts)

  1. minalj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,

    Let me explain my case. I had a blog called http://something.wordpress.com. Then i purchased a domain and mapped the blog to http://xyz.com. I posted no. of blogs and comments on http://xyz.com

    I have now shifted to bluehost. I mapped the dns to bluehost and installed wordpress over there. Now http://xyz.com is empty!!

    My question is how do I shift my blog and comments from wordpress.com to bluehost? I know i have to shift my files and database but from where? I am clueless about it even after reading the tamba tuts. Where are my old file and db kept?

    thanks. Please help!!

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 7 years ago #

    Log into your wp.com account and under the Dashboard for that blog go to Manage > Export. Once you have an export file go in your xyz.com WordPress admin to Manage > Import; scroll down to the WordPress option.

  3. minalj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,

    Is that all i need to host on bluehost? I heard people discussing to transfer database and all blogs comments by downloading them. Some sql file and dunno what else..

    What is the format of this export file?

  4. minalj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok i did what Kafkaesqui recommended..now i have a problem..i lost the garland theme i had earlier. Moreover now the tags show numbers instead of the actual tags.

    what do i do?

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    what do i do?
    Start reading and learning...
    There are thousands of free themes: http://themes.wordpress.net
    Make sure you pick one that is compatible with WP 2.3.3 and displays the tags properly. (Although you can always add the necessary template tags: the_tags

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