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Moving from WP.com to WP.org

  • I think I have installed WP on my computer through GoDaddy hosting, and also tried to manually install the WP but when I type in the wp-admin/install.php command it comes back telling me that page cannot be found? I called GoDaddy and they weren’t very helpful. I have changed my nameservers and DNS to GoDaddy’s servers but when I go to login it still comes up as a WordPress.com site. Any suggestions? Does it sound like I don’t have it properly installed on my computer?


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Have you purchased hosting from GoDaddy?

    Digest WP



    Sometimes it can take a while (up to 48 hours) for the name servers to be updated to the new server.

    I do not understand though how you said you have it installed on your computer?

    I am guessing you have your domain through WordPress so if you have GoDaddy hosting and your name servers pointed to the correct GoDaddy info then your WordPress.com site should not be showing anymore if things have taken affect.

    How recent did you make the changes?


    Please check out this page to learn the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com:

    If you had a WordPress.com account, and you changed your domain nameservers to point at your own server, then make sure you have installed WordPress.org by uploading the files to your server using an FTP program for example. See this page:

    As a note, WordPress is never “installed” on your computer (unless you’re running your own server..). The only time WordPress will be on your computer is when you download the “.zip” file from WordPress.org and then upload it as mentioned above.

    Hope that helps!

    Check this guide for installation for the new self hosted wordpress http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

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