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Wordpress.com Transfer to WOrdpress.ORg

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Technosmart, Apr 18, 2013.

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  1. Technosmart

    Technosmart Regular Member

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    Is there a way to transfer wordpress.com to wordpress.org?

    and can I use plugin n wordpress.org section to wordpress.com

    I realized wordpress.com is a good free investment... What do you think about wordpress.com let me know what's your opinion..
     
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    Apologize for wrong reply earlier :)

    Yes, you can migrate/transfer your wordpress.com blog to self-hosted wordpress.org blog.

    Here are some resources available;
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    http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-properly-move-your-blog-from-wordpress-com-to-wordpress-org/
    http://mashable.com/2011/02/09/move-blog-wordpress-com-org/
    http://richwp.com/moving-from-wordpress-com-blogger-typepad-to-self-hosted-wordpress/
    
    I'm not clear about what you mean on this;
     
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    Yes there is a way.


    1. You have to "Export" what you currently have on WP.com (Your free blog site), this file will contain your whole site.
    2. Register a domain, (I like namecheap)
    3. Sign Up for a hosting, (I like hostgator)
    4. Once you have gotten your hosting, install Word Press
    5. Once you have installed WP, "Import" into Wordpress the file you "Exported" from your free blog.

    Hope this helps, best of luck.

    I'm not affiliated with any of the mentioned sites, I just personally use them. I like them and find them better then other places.
     
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    You can not use WP plug ins on your free blog.
     
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    so if i want to add wordpress plugin such as fb comments and share plugins seo and such it will not work?

    what are the other disadvantage aside from this?
     
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    You're not able to use plugins at all on your free blog.

    You won't be able to use your own domain on your free blog unless you pay for the "Domain Mapping"
    I think it's like $13 a year or something like that.

    You also won't be able to use premium themes.
    Unless you pay for an addition package.

    Overall, I think it's worth just hosting it yourself.

    My whole first year of marketing I used the free blog with domain mapping. So basically all my expenses were $13 + domain fees.
    I was able to make my site look good because I know a little bit of design.

    Self-hosting sites is a lot more flexible, requires some more responsibility, the additional charges are not so much.