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  • minalj

    (@minalj)


    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!!

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  • Kafkaesqui

    (@kafkaesqui)

    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.

    minalj

    (@minalj)

    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?

    minalj

    (@minalj)

    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?

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    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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