Site Transer Issues--Any Help??

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Hey Warriors--

Would appreciate any help here.

I bought a website and paid cash...thought it was a great deal.

I got the domain transferred to my registar, but the relationship with the seller went bad for some unknown reason.

I have the WP log in and password.

Now I am stuck with a domain but no access to his hosting to get the files transferred and he refuses to be involved any further for god knows what reason.

Can I use 301 redirects?

The site only has like five pages...

or am I just screwed?

Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr. Ken Russell
    So basically.. you bought a website and the seller sent you the domain but without the server files?

    You have a few options:

    1) Dispute/Chargeback - Get your money back.

    2) Just start fresh and change the DNS to your hosting and install wordpress or whatever and build the website from scratch (if it's only 5 pages you can easily just copy and paste that)

    3) Redirect the domain to one of your pre-existing websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    No way you can get the content unless you have hosting access. Or else, if you know the previous name servers and that hosting is still active, point your domain to that name servers and once the site is online with it's old hosting, just copy the content online.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Does the WP login still work? If so, log in and go to Tools > export and Choose Wordpress and then export all the posts, comments, etc. Install Wordpress on the domain and then go to Tools > Import and import that file. Now you have everything except the theme he's using and any design elements he may have used. If you're unsure how to export and the login works, let me know via PM and I'll do it for you. Might even be able to get other stuff like the theme with access to the backend.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alohatom
      Suzanne--you are da bomb! Thanks..so great to know you are always there when I have a question...I can take it from here!! Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Alohatom
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Does the WP login still work? If so, log in and go to Tools > export and Choose Wordpress and then export all the posts, comments, etc. Install Wordpress on the domain and then go to Tools > Import and import that file. Now you have everything except the theme he's using and any design elements he may have used. If you're unsure how to export and the login works, let me know via PM and I'll do it for you. Might even be able to get other stuff like the theme with access to the backend.
      Only question that remains is -- the site was ranking on page one for a high search volume term..any way to preserve that if I just copy over the files as you suggest??
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Alohatom View Post

        Only question that remains is -- the site was ranking on page one for a high search volume term..any way to preserve that if I just copy over the files as you suggest??
        Get that content in the new blog pronto and keep the permalink structure the same as the old blog and you should keep the same ranking. The old blog no longer has the domain, but waiting could kill the rankings. Once the content is in with the same permalinks, the old blog is irrelevant ... doesn't even have a domain and if he installed it on a new domain, he would not keep the rankings.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alohatom
          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Get that content in the new blog pronto and keep the permalink structure the same as the old blog and you should keep the same ranking. The old blog no longer has the domain, but waiting could kill the rankings. Once the content is in with the same permalinks, the old blog is irrelevant ... doesn't even have a domain and if he installed it on a new domain, he would not keep the rankings.
          OMG-- OMG --- THANKS!!
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