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Would you like to move your WordPress.com to WordPress.org blogs? A lot of novices often begin with WordPress.com soon recognizes its limits and wants to change to the self-hosted WordPress.org platforms. We' ll show you how to move your blogs correctly from WordPress.com to WordPress.org in this step-by-step tutorial.
WordPress.com allows anyone to launch a blogs by setting up an affiliate profile. On the other hand, novices will soon recognize that there are many restrictions on their free WordPress.com blogs such as finite capability to monetarize, can not add plug-in, third parties advertising to your user, etc. However, WordPress.com is not a free web site. For this reason, soon the user switches to the more efficient and liked self-hosted WordPress.org platforms.
In order to better appreciate the difference between the two plattforms, please read our full WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org Compare. Use of WordPress.org is recommended as it gives you full title to your site and the liberty to fully customize all its functions. For more information about all these functions, read our full WordPress reviews with advantages and disadvantages.
However, let's take a look at how you can correctly move your blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. In order to begin with the self-hosted WordPress.org, you need a WordPress host account and a domainname. Bluehost is one of the biggest hosters in the word, and they are an official WordPress recommendation host.
Your WordPress site already has a customized domainname, then you still need webhosting. Register with Bluehost and insert your own blogspace under the domain-step. We' ll show you how you can keep the same domainname when switching from WordPress.com to WordPress.org without loosing the results in the later stages.
Apart from the hosting page, you need of course your WordPress.com page so that you can move all your contributions, pages, pictures, annotations and other information to your WordPress page. As many of you have asked for it, we now offer a free WordPress.com to WordPress.org migrating feature as part of our free WordPress Blogservice.
That means you can change from WordPress.com to WordPress.org without any risks. First, you need to log into your WordPress.com affiliate and go to the blog's Dashboard. Click on the WP Administrator button in the menu on the right to open the administration area of your blogs.
It is necessary to set the free of charge options by pressing the'Start Export' pushbutton. Click "All Contents" and click the Export Files tab. Your exporters will now be downloading an exported standard format text message (XML) to your computer. Contains all your postings, pages, pictures, annotations, user-defined boxes, catagories, tags, navigational menu, and other information.
The next thing to do now that you have your WordPress.com files back, is to create a new WordPress installation on your webpage. WorldPress is very simple to setup and requires only a few mouse clicks. Click here to download WordPress. Once you have registered with Bluehost, as we said above, WordPress will start installing for you.
As an alternative, you can also use our step-by-step instructions on how to get WordPress up and running within 5-minute. As soon as you have WordPress up and running, it's your turn to bring your contents to your new self-hosted WordPress website. In order to bring your old WordPress.com contents into your new WordPress.org site, you must log into the administration area of your newly opened WordPress site.
You have to go to the page Tools " Tools " and click on the pushbutton "Install Now" under WordPress. Now WordPress installs the WordPress Importers for you. This will take you to a prompt that prompts you to up-load the WordPress.com formatted format of your WordPress.com text message that you download in Activity 1 of this guide.
Hint: If your filesize is bigger than 2 megabytes, you have two possibilities. Of these, one is to ask your web host to raise this threshold so that you can proceed with the proces. Another way would be to share your files using a WXR filename divider.
Once you begin your imports, you have the ability to assign your imports to a specific currently active users or add a new one. When you have used the Link function in your WordPress.com Blog to save your WordPress.com Web page to your web page, then you need to followed these steps to be able to import them.
Blogs roll hyperlinks are formatted in PHPML. It' an XLM interface that allows you to create and edit your own exports and imports of your own hyperlinks and hyperlink category. Their WordPress.com hyperlinks have an ORML that resides at an adress like this: Substitute the example with the WordPress.com blog's underdomain. When you use a user-defined domains with your WordPress.com Blog, you can access your ORML by accessing a URL like this: You can access your ORML by clicking on the following URL:
You will see your ORML in your web browsing pane and will need to store it on your computer screen. CTRL+S ( Command+S on Mac) to store the data on your computer. So now that you have a back up of your WordPress.com link, the next thing to do is get it into WordPress.
Even WordPress that is Hosted does not have a standard activated Linkmanager. To use the plug-in, you need to download and enable the Adobe Reader Plug-in. This is because it did not need to be updated, and you can easily deploy this plug-in. Once activated, the plug-in adds a new option to your WordPress administration toolbar called "Links".
Their WordPress site is now able to manage blog roles, and you can securely export them. Go to Tools " Imports and click Blogroll to download and run the installer. Locate where you need to up-load the previously stored ORML and click the Imports ORML Files icon. Now WordPress imports your hyperlinks and hyperlink category from the ORML-files.
On the Settings " Read in your WordPress.com Blog page, go to the administration panel. In the Site Visibility section, set the last item to "I want my blogs to be personal and viewable only by the user(s) I select". Also, if your blogs have been out there for a while, there' s a good chance that they will be listed in Google and other popular web-sites.
Keep all your ranking and simply reroute your old visitors to your new blogs by following the 6th steps (highly recommendable if your site is set up). Because you don't have full control over . ntaccess on WordPress.com, you can't make any changes yourself to get your own ranking.
WordPress.com, however, provides a pay site redirect function that provides this capability. Just go to the WordPress.com Blog and click on the Settings tab. The next step will ask you to specify the name of the domainname to which you want to redirect your users. Type the name of your new WordPress domainname. org site and click the go icon.
A 301 Reledirect will be added to your WordPress.com website to direct your blog's WordPress.com traffic and web site traffic to your new website. In our personal opinion, however, 2 years would be enough for your old user to remember your new name. When you have ever interlinked your contributions, these have to be refreshed.
Use our articles on how to refresh your WordPress page when you move the URL. When you have had a customized domains on WordPress.com, you don't have to care about anything. How will my WordPress.com subscription work? Fortunately, WordPress.com allows you to easily move your subscription with a single requirement.
Use your Jetpack plug-in to add the same subscription features you had at WordPress.com. When you have installed and activated the Jetpack plug-in, you must notify the WordPress.com staff and ask them to migration the subscription for you. Could you help me move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org for free?
How much does it cost to switch to WordPress.org? WorldPress is free. There are however some minimum web host cost. It is recommended that you reread this article: WordPress is free of charge? Can I get a reimbursement if I have already used WordPress.com? Recently, if you have bought a WordPress.com user-defined domains or pay plans, you can ask them for a full reimbursement.
Please note: You can cancel your domains within 48 hour after registering them. Transferring with the imported files downloads all attachments and updates the links. When you find that the picture' URL has not altered and is still pointing to WordPress.com, we suggest you use the plug-in for extra pictures, and it will take over.
My domainname is registrated via WordPress. com, can I still move? WorldPress believes in enabling and giving end-customers full command over their work. When you already have a WordPress.com domainname, all you need is a webhostingccount. It is recommended that you set up with Bluehost or one of these other WordPress hosters.
You will be asked during the registration process whether you have a specific domainname or want to create a new one. Just choose the that I have a domainname and paste the domainname you just created with WordPress.com. The next step is to modify the name servers so that they point to the hoster.
Or you can ask your web host for assistance. Hopefully this post has really help you move your blogs from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. Maybe you would also like to see our check list with the most important things you need to do after the installation of WordPress. Please unsubscribe to our YouTube Channel for WordPress Videos tutorial if you liked this one.