Transfer WordPress from WordPress com

Transfer WordPress from WordPress com

Transferring your blog from WordPress.com to a stand-alone WordPress installation on your hosting account can be done in a few clicks.

  • To migrate your site you first need to log into your WordPress.com blog and go to the Tools menu.
  • There you have to click on Export All.
Transfer WordPress from WordPress com
Transfer WordPress from WordPress com – Export your Content

Transfer WordPress from WordPress com

Once the content is ready, you will receive a download notification from this page or by email:

Transfer WordPress from WordPress.com
Transfer WordPress from WordPress com – Your Export was Succesful!

You will receive an .xml file,

Transfer WordPress from WordPress com

Now you need to import the information contained in the .xml file into your WordPress installation of your new Hosting account.

If you have one installed,

log in with your username and password.

If you want to install a new WordPress application,

check out our WordPress installation tutorial for more information on how to do:

Click on Siteground Tutorial Everything You Need To Know (Video)


Once logged in, go to Tools in the left column and choose Import.

On the next page, click Install Now from the WordPress section at the bottom of the page.

Transfer WordPress from WordPress com – WordPress: Install Now

The plugin required for import will be installed automatically,

after installation the Install Now button will change to Run Import.

Click on it and on the page that opens click Choose File.

A pop-up window will appear and you will need to select the .xml file you before downloaded from your WordPress.com blog.

Then click the Upload File and Import button.

Transfer WordPress from WordPress com – Upload File and import WordPress

If the content you wish to migrate is quite large you may reach the server’s Time Out limit before the data is copied.

In this case you should try loading the .xml file again.

The system maintains a log of the transferred content and will continue with the remaining data.

Repeat the process until you receive confirmation that the process is completed.

Since you are going to insert new posts and pages, WordPress needs to know who the author will be.

On this page you can select either an existing user as the author of the posts, or create a new one for the imported data.

Consider that you should check the “Download and import attachments” box,

if you want your photos and other attachments to be transferred.

At the end, click Submit.

Transfer WordPress from WordPress com

Transfer WordPress from WordPress.com
Transfer WordPress from WordPress com – Import Attachments on WordPress

That’s it! The data has now been transferred from WordPress.com to the WordPress application.

Transfer WordPress from WordPress.com
Transfer WordPress from WordPress com – Have Fun With WordPress!

Important!

Consider that this will only transfer your content – posts, pages, media.

All plugins and themes you have used on WordPress.com are their property and will not be part of the transfer.

You will need to choose a new theme and install all the extra plugins needed to your WordPress site

Want to improve the quality of your plugins and themes? View this page


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