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    (@siandwilliams)


    Hi,

    At the start of the year I mapped my website (www.sianwilliams.net) to WordPress.com. In doing that, one of my blogs become and automatic redirect to sianwilliams.net. I have been designing my wesbite using the themes available in WordPress.com. I recently bought custom design for WordPress.com so that I could do a little more editing. I am not finding that I do not have that much freedom with the design as I cannot edit the full CSS. I have therefore made the move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. In doing this I bought webhosting with Dreamhost. Everything installed ok but when I went to use the ‘WordPress one click’ install on Dreamhost I received an error messaging saying my website is already on WordPress. I am unsure of what to do as my website is still showing on WordPress.com and I don’t know how to make that stop so I can use WordPress.org on Dreamhost. Can anyone help me out? I am beginning to stress!

    Thanks,
    siandwilliams

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  • I apologise for the typos:

    Here we go, take 2:

    Hi,

    At the start of the year I mapped my website (www.sianwilliams.net) to WordPress.com. In doing that, one of my blogs became an automatic redirect to sianwilliams.net. I have been designing my wesbite using the themes available in WordPress.com. I recently bought custom design for WordPress.com so that I could do a little more editing. I am now finding that I do not have that much freedom with the custom design as I cannot edit the full CSS. I have therefore made the move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. In doing this I bought webhosting with Dreamhost. Everything installed ok but when I went to use the ‘WordPress one click’ install on Dreamhost I received an error messaging saying my website is already on WordPress. I am unsure of what to do as my website is still showing on WordPress.com and I don’t know how to make that stop so I can use WordPress.org on Dreamhost. Can anyone help me out? I am beginning to stress!

    Thanks,
    siandwilliams

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You need to use a temporary url to install WordPress on your own hosting if your domain name is still pointing to your wordpress.com site.

    You have WordPress installed on sianwilliams.net at DreamHost 🙂 I can see it and if you visit your site, you get the setup screen.

    Thanks guys!!!

    I moved my blog from WordPress.com to my new site on WordPress.org (exciting stuff)

    But after having done so – I have no access to my old website!
    and when I log onto wordpress.com the blog is not in my folder!
    The website still is on the web!

    I used
    Dashboard – blogs – transfer blog
    (and I also imported my xml after exporting it)

    Didn’t think you then have no access to the entire website
    thought it only moved the blog – its lost all stats, contacts, and subscribed viewers

    Any ideas!!!

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    @we-love-wood – please start a new thread – this one is outdated, already marked resolved and not the same issue as yours.

    You can do so here:

    How-To and Troubleshooting

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