Need help upgrading from $12/yr. WP domain mapping to wordpress.org? (3 posts)

  1. nekiwa07
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi, i have a free blog on wordpress.com. i purchased a domain through godaddy and paid wordpress 12.00 for a year worth of domain mapping to my free blog on wordpress. i am wanting to upgrade to wordpress.org, how would i go about doing this being that i've already paid for and my domain is currently being mapped to my free blog through wordpress.com? also, i am wanting to go with a different hoster instead of godaddy, can anybody help please?

  2. Cathy Tibbles
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Shameless plug here - that is what my company does, but it isn't cheap. We provide boutique services to help webmasters get on their feet. Now, that aside, you need to get a couple things to do it yourself:
    - hosting
    - get WP installed
    - then follow this guide here: http://www.labnol.org/internet/migrate-wordpress-blog-to-own-domain/12776/

    Good luck!

  3. cubecolour
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is some information about this on the WordPress.com site

    I think the simplest step-by-step method would be:

    1. Set up an account with a new host
    2. export the old blog
    3. transfer the domain to the new host to point at the new hosting package. The new host should have documentation & provide advice on this
    4. wait for DNS to propegate
    5. install wordpress on the new host http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
    6. import the xml export file
    7. install a theme, plugins and set up your site how you want it

    The good people at WordPress.com also provide this service as a paid upgrade which they call guided transfer.

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