Move to WP.com? (3 posts)

  1. barnyoka
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I seek opinions/advice about whether I would be better off moving my blog of my website domain to WP.com.

    I do not write html, php, css, or anything like that. I haven't got a clue what to do with phpMyAdmin. I suppose it's something useful but I haven't got time to learn how to do all these things.

    Now, I discover my blog has been hacked, so people are finding links to my blog that actually direct them to porno sites and anti-virus brainwash selling techniques, who knows what else?

    I'm feeling that I already spend too much time handling administrative issues of WP, when I really need to be working on my art. I much prefer the independence of blogging with WP to being locked into something like Blogger.com, but I am seriously wondering about my lack of technical ability to remain independent.

    Does anyone know whether moving the blog to WP.com will resolve the hacker problem for me? I think, from what I've seen, that I can take my domain with me, but it looks like that might create an email problem.

    Has anyone done this successfully and then really felt better for having done it?!? Any tips for how to go about it?

    Thanks very much in advance for your comments. Becoming

    desperate Dena!

  2. pmdci
    Posted 8 years ago #


    If you are not planing to code, or to host any particular application or special files within your own host, then moving to WP might be a good idea. You need to check the pros and cos of both:

    A private domain gives you more control:
    * A better identity on the web: http://www.yourname.com
    * You would be able to add subdomains (photos.yourname.com) and subdirectories (www.yourname.com/cv)
    * Install additional applications and scripts that wp.com might not give you the option for

    Hosting on WP however:
    * No need to worry about upgrading and maintaining your WP installation and other host-related stuff
    * No need to pay for hosting

    Hope this gives you some good food for thought.


  3. barnyoka
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, P. I was hoping for more feedback. Guess I'll stay where I am for the moment, get rid of the hackers and then see how I feel about moving. Cost is not an issue; it's all about management. I was really hoping for more input from others who have made the switch, but perhaps they are not checking this forum anymore, and unless/until I move to WP.com I cannot post on that forum. Catch 22!

    Thanks again.


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