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  1. Hi there,
    I'm interested in changing my url from hgsurvivor.wordpress.com to hgsurvivor.com. A friend suggested I look into ipage because it costs $25/year.. This is their site: http://www.ipage.com/blog-plan

    I'm a newbie and am curious as to whether or not anyone else has used this company and if their service is good.

    I'm also concerned as to whether or not this is the right choice. Should I pay the $18/year to wordpress? And if I do that will my url be able to be changed or do I need to do something else?

    I've read through a lot of articles on the wordpress site and have also searched the forums, but I'm very new to this and find that I don't understand enough to make a good decision.

    I appreciate any advice. Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is hgsurvivor.wordpress.com.

  2. I'm also concerned as to whether or not this is the right choice. Should I pay the $18/year to wordpress? And if I do that will my url be able to be changed or do I need to do something else?

    As you know that all WordPress.com blogs are free hosted please read the information found here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/#before-upgrading-important-notes

  3. You have to be careful about things like iPage. What type of blogging software are they offering you? Is it a legacy, home-grown system that they have created or are they providing one of the known blogging software packages like wordpress?

    If it is a home-grown system, can it export your content, if you should decide to move, and what format does it export it in, and can any of the popular blogging platforms import it? DON'T put yourself at the end of a dead-end street with nowhere to go should you a year from now decide that it isn't for you. We get people all the time asking how to import their stuff from some sort of home-grown legacy system and most times they end up out of luck and have a years worth of copying, pasting, editing and formatting to do in order to move.

  4. @thesacredpath
    Hey there,
    I was wondering if you would post your advice. :)

  5. @timethief, good day to you.

  6. @thesacredpath
    Good day to you too. We are house painting and renovating -- need I say more. :(

  7. Thank you both for your help!

  8. You're welcome from me. Don't overlook thesacredpath's advice.

  9. I won't! I ended up buying the $18 wordpress option.

  10. You made the right choice IMHO.

  11. I think so, too. Love WP!

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