Hello all. I am new to this forum, and new to wordpress.org but have been using wordpress.com for some time. I decided to move to my site being self hosted (through 123-reg) and have set that up. However, I am trying to transfer my wordpress.com blog across but am falling at the first hurdle.
I have installed the wordpress application and then the importer plugin. I have exported the wordpress.com blog using the exporter under the 'tools' option and then tried to import it using the wordpress application on my hosted site. It seems to run OK, but there is nothing at all showing through wordpress. Nothing in the dashboard or when I go to the site's URL.
It seems to have imported something. I tried to import the file again and it came back with a list of items that were already there.
Sorry, but I am a novice and would appreciate any help anyone can give.