Moving Hosted Domain from .com to .org
I feel like an idiot, I am a very advanced computer user but I am completely lost here.
I created a wordpress blog and purchased the domain through wordpress.
It has absolutely no content on it yet. I then purchased a theme only to learn that only self hosted blogs may utilize custom themes, so I signed up for hostgator, moved the site over to them and did the one click wordpress install in their c-panel.
Then I learned that only wordpress.org blogs may use custom themes (as opposed to wordpress.com).
Every tutorial directs me to first install wordpress, but I already have through hostgator, I just need to transfer the domain from being pointed at .com to .org and it seems impossible. WordPress.com will do the “guided transfer” for $150.00 (I think) but I dont think that makes sense because I literally have nothing on it yet.
I cant even find a way to “sign up” or anything on wordpress.org, all I can find is a download. I’m not sure if there is an actual sign up process or what, I am obviously in over my head here!
the site in question is brianrad.com
Any help is greatly appreciated, I apologize if someone has already asked this, I didn’t find anything though.
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