How To Move Your Site From WordPress.com To WordPress.org

by on January 2, 2009 · 5 comments

Moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

I get a lot of questions like “What is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?” and “When should I use one vs the other?”

Here is a great post over on ProBlogger that details how to move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org (i.e. your own self-hosted version of WordPress) quickly and painlessly!

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Will Scott January 6, 2009 at 12:04 am

Hey Don,

Great pointer to the ProBlogger post. I was just in the midst of working through this with a friend of mine.

In the comments on ProBlogger, someone asks “how do I keep my links”. I found a resource and included it in the comments there and am including it here for your readers:

http://blog-well.com/2008/01/27/wordpresscom-to-wordpressorg/

The big issue is that WordPress.com is a very trusted site and so one can get a lot of inherited trust from the search engines by hosting content there.

But when you want more control you need your own domain. Using the techniques described above you can get the best of both worlds.

Best,
Will

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Susan January 7, 2009 at 9:19 pm

This is great to know – more .com users need access to it!

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Don Campbell January 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

@Will Scott – wow, that is an excellent resource. Thanks for including it here. This could be huge for people who have built up a decent site on WordPress.com and want to move to a self-hosted blog.

You always have a great tip up your sleeve.

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Will Scott January 8, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Hey Don,

It’s my pleasure. It’s all in the name of efficiency, right? I try to avoid reinventing the wheel.

Glad I could contribute.

Will

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AGX Hosting January 9, 2009 at 4:07 am

Just the post I badly need. Can you provide any other reference website? Thank you in advance.

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