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Can I transfer from hosted WordPress to wordpress.com

  1. Hello,
    I have my blog hosted on my site and woud like to know if it is possible to migrate it to wordpress.com. Thanks!

  2. Yup but specific instructions depends on what version of wordpress you're running currently.

  3. Hi drmike,

    I am using 2.0. I tried updating to 2.1.3, but my host is running lower versions of MySQL and PHP.

    Thanks,
    Taryn

  4. You're going to have to install this plugin since it's the 2.0 version that you're running. Once you have it installed, go Dashboard -> Manage -> Export on your old blog to export out the data and save it to your desktop. The *.xml file you get is what you import here at wp.com at Dashbaord -> Manage -> Import.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  5. Awesome, just what I was looking for! Thanks :-)

  6. Not a problem. :)

    It used to be a FAQ but I see it's been removed. :(

  7. Hi drmike,
    I tried this and it tells me my backup directory is not writeable!

    It says:
    WARNING: Your backup directory is NOT writable! We can not create the backup directory.
    /home/virtual/site216/fst/var/www/html/blog/

    Not sure what to do....

  8. Make /blog/ (and go ahead and make /wp-content/)writable. Set the permissions to '777'.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

  9. Hi,

    I did that and was able to proceed and click the "backup" button, but then it said my permission was denied:
    You don't have permission to access /blog/wp-admin/edit.php on this server.

    Why is this so difficult :-(

  10. It says "cannot open the back up file for writing"...

    Thanks for your help :-)

  11. I also gave up on this and started a new wordpress.com blog :-) It was just less stressful!

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