Working on a w.org site while wp.com site is live (5 posts)

  1. bigheartbeat
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey support forum pals.

    After much internet research I cannot find the answers I need, and I have a feeling they're pretty simple.

    I currently have a website through wordpress.com, the domain name and servers are also on the .com site.
    I want to move the site to a shared host and use w.org to update it/have more control.

    Is there a way I can get hosting/start a w.org site for the site while the wp.com site is still live? I'd like to have that running until I work out the kinks/really settle into a theme with it.
    I'm new to w.org so I'd like to have a way that's easy for me to understand/use without wanting to rip out my hair.

    Thanks :)

  2. Jose Castaneda
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you haven't already read this page detailing the differences between the two I highly suggest you do. :)

    If you still have questions/concerns ask away. I know on the WordPress.com forums they might be able to with some answers as well. :)

  3. bigheartbeat
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Jose!

    Yeah, I know about the difference between the two, which is why I want to move :)

    I just wanted to know if there was an easy way to keep my current wordpress.com site ,which is domain & hosted through wordpress.com, while I work on getting a wordpress.org version up and sort of learn the ins and outs of wordpress.og before launching.

    Thanks :)

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ask your hosts if they can provide you with a temporary url for your self-hosted site.

  5. Sarathlal N
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey bigheartbeat,
    I sugest to test WP on local server (LAMP, XAMPP, WAMP etc) to get experience.

    First install local server softwares & then test WP on it.

    You can easily import & export WP contents using plugins.

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