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  1. Hello I have a wordpress.com site (thirteenplums.com) and my site is hosted through Go Daddy. How can I get Google Analytics on my site?

    The blog I need help with is thirteenplums.com.

  2. This site is being free hosted by WordPress.COM, not by GoDaddy.
    http://thirteenplums.com/ You purchased your domain name there only. Read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#additional-info

    There is no FTP access and no blogger installed plugin capability on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    See here for a full comparison WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    There is no upgrade you can purchase here that provides FTP access and the ability to install plugins and or any third party themes.
    If you want FTP access and to install plugins or third party themes into a site then you will have to hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/ and set up your own WordPress.org install.

  3. Thank you for the clarification regarding Go Daddy. So are you saying that if I can hire a web host they would be able to install the GA plug in on my wordpress.com site or do I have to switch over to a wordpress.org site?

  4. Correct. WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate.
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    1. Hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    2. Set up a WordPress.org install and equip it with a theme and plugins.
    http://wordpress.org/themes/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/

    3. Export your content out of your WordPress.com blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/ and import it into the install.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/ or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/

    5. Transfer subscribers and stats. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/moving-your-subscribers/

    6. Set your wordpress.com blog visibility to private. To change blog visibility to private go to > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 3 . See the guide here http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

    NOTE: WordPress.com and WordPress.org have different log-ins and run different versions of themes with same names. If you don't have a username account at WordPress.ORG click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.

  5. So since I have registered my domain name with Go Daddy what role would they play in a transfer? Would I have to notify them?

  6. You will need to update the nameservers for your domain.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/ or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/

  7. I have domain mapping. Are you saying that if I have domain mapping then I don't have to do the site redirect ?

  8. Correct. As you have domain mapping you can read how to redirect ie. update your nameservers after moving your content into a WordPress.ORG install.

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