Moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org (8 posts)

  1. redrory
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey guys,
    Rory here

    I recently discovered the joys of blogging on wordpress.com (specialolympics.wordpress.com)
    I feel that it is now time for me to move to my own domain and hosting etc. For mainly customization reasons.
    Is this possible, and if it is will I keep all of my posts?


  2. WordPress.org is not officially related to WordPress.com, so therefore this is not the place for WordPress.com support. ;)

    However, I'm told that there is a support link or something like that on your WordPress.com dashboard, so use that. :)

  3. josalmon
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hang on, if redrory was asking about how to move from a .blogspot blog to a blog at his own domain powered by WP, there would be a million responses* telling how to do that. Why should it be any different coz he wants to move from wordpress.com?

    * ok, slight exaggeration!

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    josalmon - I agree, but then we have importers for those. I would hope that there is indeed a way for people to export their data from .com - but I have no idea if there is, or will be or even to be honest where to look for such answer.

  5. Cregy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I presume the best thing might be to click on the support link at wordpress.com and ask for an importer to be created?

    It would be useful to me so I'll head off and do that now.


  6. MichaelH
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The main problem is getting the data from the database being used over at wp.com. If that can be accomplished, hopefully with just a database backup, then that could be imported/restored into redrory's new blog.

    I'd say if you don't have too many posts, that I'd do a copy and paste from the wp.com blog to the wp.org blog for each post.

  7. iand
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've not used it but wouldn't /import-rss.php be an option seeing as .com doesn't yet support database export?

  8. davidchait
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Note that import-rss isn't necessarily giving you 'perfect' data, since it gets processed in many stages after leaving the db. For simple sites, yes, you might be able to get away with it -- and might not mind the issues that arise if it's the only solution... ;)

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