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[resolved] Newbie: Can I start on the domain while I am still active on Blogger? (9 posts)

  1. accordingtoame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there! bear with me, I am not code-friendly.

    So I am considering making the move from Blogger to WordPress.org. I own the domain and it's been sitting unused for almost a year while I made the decision what to do, whether it be just point my blogger blog to it, or switch to WP.org.

    I have another website through WebHostingBuzz, and the domain to my blog and that website are through GoDaddy at present. I could add on a domain for my blog to my WHB account apparently, though I've read that causes redirect issues and I don't want the two sites showing links to each other at all.

    I was wondering if it would be possible to set up a WP blog on the blog domain, through either WHB or BlueHost, since the domain isn't currently used and try to "figure it out" as WP.org, while keeping my blog running on Blogger as it is now, and if all goes well, and I figure it out (I have no idea what I am doing), then import my Blogger over. I was hoping there was a way to download some kind of app for WP to test out, but it doesn't appear that's how it works.

    My biggest holdup besides not knowing what I am doing at all (I know NOTHING code related and would likely have to involve someone I know who knows this platform to get me going) is that I know several people who've been hacked on WP. That's been the main reason I stuck with Blogger this long.

    Input?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is your Blogger site currently using your domain name?

    I know several people who've been hacked on WP

    I'd suggest reading http://blog.sucuri.net/2012/03/wordpress-understanding-its-true-vulnerability.html

  3. accordingtoame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My blogger site is not using the domain name. It's sitting not used at the moment.

    I have actually read that article (its saved in my evernote!) and it did NOT quell the concerns. I am ridiculously vigilant about my web security and my updates, and I know one of the folks who was hacked was as well (almost obnoxiously).

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's sitting not used at the moment.

    Then I'm not sure where the problem is. From what I understand, you can run a WordPress site as well as keeping your Blogger site going for as long as you want.

  5. accordingtoame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there an easy way (and by that I mean, like, an app that isn't going to require whatever the heck code editing and sandboxing is) to try WordPress without having to set the entire thing up on a domain and host? Like an app or something?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You could try installing WordPress locally. Or setting up a free wordpress.com blog.

  7. accordingtoame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't even know what any of those are. I'd be posting on a mac, most of the time anyway.

    Is wordpress.com set up the same way?

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't even know what any of those are

    Try reading the page that I linked to above.

    Is wordpress.com set up the same way?

    Yes - except you cannot upload themes or plugins. Try reviewing http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  9. accordingtoame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok I think I need to stick with blogger. This stuff is too complicated for me. I don't understand ANY of this stuff.

    Thanks for your time.

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