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  • HI, I’m in the process of moving my site from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress.org site. I was able to import the existing site files and theme to the new site, but none of the configuration/theming carried over (e.g., the carousel is gone, the Facebook/Twitter widgets are missing, the wallpaper isn’t displaying, images in individual posts are missing, etc.). Rather than going back and manually reconfiguring the entire site, is there a way to automate/simplify this process? Any help is much appreciated!

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  • No, you can only import content from a WordPress.COM site, so you have to redo the theme set-up. But your images should have been included in the import.

    Not what I wanted to hear, but thanks. The images and text did carry over.

    Do I need to download plugins for Twitter, Facebook, video display, etc.? Any suggestions on plugin downloads to retain wordpress.com functionality? Thanks!

    plugin downloads to retain wordpress.com functionality

    Yes, what you want there is JetPack – it comes with WP – but you have to activate it under plugins – also see:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

    Once you have that done, you can also ask the WordPress.COM support people to move your subscribers (assuming your want that done).

    Thanks, Wpyogi! I’ll give that a try.

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