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Wordpress, some questions...

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Avada14, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Avada14

    Avada14 Junior Member

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    Hello!

    As some may know I am with blogger and have my own domain name from Godaddy and am doing OK. I just feel that after looking at Wordpress it looks like it will suite my needs better than my current set-up.

    I downloaded WP and Filezilla the other day to get the ball rolling on moving my blog from blogger to WP. I also signed up with dreamhost and they gave me a free domain, although you pay for it and get the money back two weeks later. Which sucks for me because they cancelled my account because my domain name was flagged; it had a copywritten name in it...

    Although they refunded me, as I am in the UK I got a fee applied to my bank account in the UK, only 1.50 and another for 19pence but still better in my pocket than my banks, so yes dreamhost will refund me but probably not that charge, it's a currency conversion charge or something. Anyway, I thought initially that the move would be smooth and easy. I remember it was easy with blogger, sign up free and start building your content. Also, you can add a domain name which I did. I am aware you can do that with wordpress too but it would be hosted by WP...I think so no real improvement if I were to do that, to my current situation.

    I will have to sign up with Godaddy i think for my hosting, then try and set up Worpress. I watched some YT Instructional videos to help me but still am not 100% sure of what to do. It seems you have to add your details provided by your host to your filezilla log in and then upload your files to their server or something. I really want to get this move sorted but will wait a short while until I have sorted a host.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. dionysus

    dionysus Junior Member

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    Although I'm not sure what you're looking for... I'll give you a bit of free advice...

    buy your domain through Godaddy at $1.99 for the first year...get your hosting through them or some other host like hostgator. Avoid the get a free domain with hosting deals. Pay for your hosting by the month instead of yearly even if it costs you a little more in the long run. If you need to change hosts you can do so at any time.
     
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  3. Kaistar

    Kaistar Power Member

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    Before you sign up to a host, contact them and ask if they can help move you to their servers.
    Most good hosts will do this for free.
     
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  4. Avada14

    Avada14 Junior Member

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    Good tips, Thanks guys.

    Yes I agree with pay per month hosting.
     
  5. Sunday Lunch

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    I don't agree that you should pay monthly, GD have a sale on now - Deluxe hosting for £2.99 a month. If you take the deal you save £30 over the year and get free £30 Facebook credit.

    Everyone seems to slate GD but -

    Their uptime is decent, the sites I host with them have been down a total of 3-4 hours in total for 2 years hosting
    Their email uptime is decent, I have had a total of about 6 hours without email in 8 months on the email accounts I have with them
    Customer support is excellent, this is most peoples contention however I have had occasion where I have spent an hour on the phone and their guys sort out my problem. Compare that to other hosts I use, specialist WP hosts too, who don't even have a phone line and rock up at work US West coast time.

    In regards to transferring your site -

    I came on here about a year ago wanting someone to transfer a site from one host to another, I got offers from a whole host of people in the $200 range, most of whom couldn't answer simple questions. I hired someone from oDesk who did the job for £20 and I have now spent over £1500 on back-end administrative tasks with this guy. If you use someone to transfer your site I suggest you try oDesk.

    All the best.
     
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  6. FBGuru

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    You don't need Filezilla to move your blog from blogger to Wordpress. You can install Wordpress right from your hosting account with scripts like Fantastico/Softaculous. From there, it's just a matter of installing this plugin into your Wordpress to import the content from your blogger blog. PM me if you need any help in moving the site, I'll do it for free.
     
  7. Avada14

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    Hey,

    Yes thanks for the advice, I am with GD for my domain name and like them. Sounds a good deal I will take a look.

    I have never thought about Odesk but will have a look, because I would not mind spending a little money for someone to do that transfer for me. Although, I will try doing it myself perhaps. Thanks for your time.
     
  8. WEBHost99

    WEBHost99 Newbie

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    I asked this before on wordpress forums where they are very ehlful indded