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Moving a GoDaddy web site to WordPress

  • undermountainwoodworks
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    @undermountainwoodworks

    I have my domain registered with GoDaddy and just transferred my web site from Go Daddy to WordPress. However, it is not letting me set up the site as a web site, only a Blog. I am very very new to this all and need help getting started. How do I obtain my web site and set it up with WordPress?

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    undermountainwoodworks
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    @undermountainwoodworks

    Honestly, I am not really sure. I know that I want a web site, not a blog and that I would like to create it thru wordpress. My site was thru Go Daddy, along with the domain and hosting. Can I keep Go Daddy as the carrier of the domain and the host but build my site thru wordpress.org?

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    No – wordpress.org does not host any sites. wordpress.com does.

    undermountainwoodworks
    Member

    @undermountainwoodworks

    Im so confused… and frustrated. I guess I’ll just continue on with changing my former Go Daddy web site to a WordPress Blog, even though I dont want a Blog.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    You can use WordPress to create any kind of site that you want. It’s not just a blogging tool.

    undermountainwoodworks
    Member

    @undermountainwoodworks

    Even if the format is set up for blogging? I set up a different web site yesterday and am working on a new one today- that Im transferring. It wont let me move the web site to a wordpress web site- only to a wordpress blog- with different options on the dashboard for modifying it. How do I get it to be a web site?

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    What format? You decide how to st up your site. If you want a blog site and you set your site up as a blog, it will be a blog. And vice versa.

    How do I get it to be a web site?

    By using Pages instead of Posts and turning off all commenting.

    undermountainwoodworks
    Member

    @undermountainwoodworks

    The dashboard that I am using right now does not have the same Themes that the one I used yesterday (when setting up a site from scratch) had.
    I think I understand what you mean about not using posts, just pages and turning off commenting. Forgive me for not knowing this- I am brand new to this all and am just starting, as of yesterday, to help a family member who cant even turn on a computer.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    If you were using a wordpress.com site previously, then you would have had a choice from x installed themes but no option to upload any other themes. On a self-hosted WordPress site, you currently have only 2 themes initially: Twenty Ten and the default theme, Twenty Eleven. If you want more themes, you can install them via Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes.

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