I have a free blog on WordPress.com.
I have since gotten a new domain from a host company, and I am using WordPress.org now at my new domain.
I tried fiddling with importing and exporting and couldn't figure it out.
Since I didn't have that many posts yet, I just manually copied and pasted my posts and pictures from my WordPress.com blog into my new domain WordPress.org site. I manually entered links in my new sidebar.
So I currently have the free WordPress.com blog AND my domain site. I want to have only ONE site - my new domain.
I want my old WordPress.com blog to be obsolete. I didn't want to delete it yet in case I need it for some technical reason. I just want to shut it down to the public so that it no longer exists to them.
After I do a final post on my free blog giving my readers the new URL and leave it up for a few days, is it OK to delete the old free blog, or are the two connected somehow (backups, etc.)?
Is there a way for me to shut down public access to my old blog but still have personal access to it in case I need it for something? Do I even need it?
What is the best route to take?