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Unread 6th May 2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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Noob mistake (need to move from wordpress.com to .org)
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Hello and good day my friends here at The Warriors Forum.

I have made my first (of many more to come I imagine) noob mistake.

I decided on my first blog and chose a .com that was available for $18.00 through wordpress.com

I than purchased a plug in from the WSO that I was going to use in my new wordpress.com blog. LOLLING

(have you caught my mistake yet?)

Well low and behold I could not find the plugin option on my new blogs tools.

Hmmm...

Than I come to find that wordpress.com does not allow plugins, or affiliate use. They are both however allowed at wordpress.org. Hence, the noob mistake I have made.

So I am seeking someone to move my blog in its entirety over to wordpress.org hosted via hostgator as it is my understanding that hostgator is arguably the best place to have a wordpress.org blog.

I have no posts or material on this blog therefore it should be a very simple task for someone "in the know."

I would like to do this via Skype so that I can simply offer control remotely of my computer and watch it be done so that I can make it a learning experience.

However, I can offer whatever information is needed in order for someone to just get it done ASAP. And of course am willing to pay a nominal fee for the work procured.

I have of course come across tutorials explaining how to do this such as...

- A guided transfer

- Domain Mapping

- Moving a Blog

Etc.......

I also came across this.

"If you wish to transfer the domain registered through WordPress.com, please review this document. Note that you can only transfer a domain after 60 days from its initial registration. If it has not yet been 60 days, you can still update your nameservers and point them to your new host."

I only purchased this domain a week ago so I simply am trying to avoid creating more problems for myself in this process.

I look forward to hearing from someone who can do this ASAP as I am ready to get started on my blog. Please respind either by PM or simply by responding to this thread.

Thanks for the help, maybe someday I can pay it forward.

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Unread 6th May 2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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Are you seeking to have someone do this for free or are you willing to pay. My suggestion is that you pick out the wordpress theme you want to use, somebody sets up a basic wordpress blog and then you or that person simply copy each blog title and content into posts in the new wordpress site. On the other hand if you have more than 30 posts on the existing blog, another method may be better.
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You might want to think twice about Hostgator. I have gotten so much static from them with my Wordpress stuff that I am moving to a new host. My sites are relatively small and I keep crashing their server even after their new upgrade to 64 bit.
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If there are no posts or anything on the domain that needs to be moved then you should be able to do this yourself: Your first step is to purchase hosting. Second either get a new domain name (probably through godaddy) or keep the current one and change the nameservers to point to the ones given to you with your new hosting account. Third, add the domain to your hosting cpanel as an add-on domain.. From there, just install wordpress and you're done. If you still need help I can do it for a very nominal fee. PM or just reply.
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Hi Brandon I can help you do this for a very low price, almost like its free... Id be glad to help...

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Originally Posted by mary_k View Post

If there are no posts or anything on the domain that needs to be moved then you should be able to do this yourself: Your first step is to purchase hosting. Second either get a new domain name (probably through godaddy) or keep the current one and change the nameservers to point to the ones given to you with your new hosting account. Third, add the domain to your hosting cpanel as an add-on domain.. From there, just install wordpress and you're done. If you still need help I can do it for a very nominal fee. PM or just reply.
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I actually had to deal with this myself a while back!

It's super easy to fix. Just go to your wordpress.com Dashboard. Now go to "Tools" (should be on the lefthand side kinda toward the bottom) and hit Export. Save the file to your Desktop.

You're halfway done!

Next, go to your wordpress.org site. Go to the Dashboard. Go to Tools. Click Import. Import the file from your desktop and--voila!--your wordpress.com info is now on your wordpress.org site!

That's how I did it. I hope it works for you too!

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Note: I just remembered. My version of WordPress (.org) didn't have the Importer when I had this problem. I had to install a plugin called "WordPress Importer" before it would work. I'm not sure if they've fixed this in the later versions, but, if not, then you'll need to add in that step. Don't worry though, it was super easy.

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hey, you can do it yourself

.. at least you Have to learn it

start with BlogVault - free service for 1st 30 days (without a credit card) that will help you to move your wp site

.. need help? find me on skype - will help you free of charge

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Originally Posted by locpicker View Post

You might want to think twice about Hostgator. I have gotten so much static from them with my Wordpress stuff that I am moving to a new host. My sites are relatively small and I keep crashing their server even after their new upgrade to 64 bit.
:?? hostgator is one of the best hosting companies around!

just try other ones and you will understand what does it mean to have problems with your hosting company that even can't provide cpanel

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