Moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org is a common question that comes up in many of the web design forums on the internet.
In this tutorial, i will show you the best method on how to move your WordPress.com blog to your own self hosted installation provided by WordPress.org.
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It’s Easy As…
- Find a Web Host which supports WordPress.org
- Install WordPress yourself using the one click installation.
- Read the WordPress guide and Learn how to use WordPress yourself.
Located in your Dashboard under tools, the WordPress export tool copies all your content for easy import to another installation after you have already setup using your own web host.
When you click the button below, WordPress will create an XML file for you to save to your computer.
This file will contain your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.
Once you’ve saved the download file, you can use the Import function in another installation to import your content.
If you have posts in another blogging platform, WordPress can also import these to your new installation. The screen shot below shows which blogging systems WordPress can import from.
Simply choose a system to import from by clicking the appropriate link in blue.
Import Your File to WordPress
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