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Looking for someone to help me move to another host and change site

  1. I've had my blog for about a year and a half now and I would like to make it look more like a website and add functionality. I also want to transfer it from the WordPress hosted site. My technical skills are fairly puny and I would like to pay someone to help me. Can someone tell me the best way/place to find such people? I live in Southwest Florida which isn't exactly loaded with techies! Thanks.

    Kay

    The blog I need help with is blondebrunettetravel.com.

  2. To move your content you need to create an XML export file of your content. It will not include the theme as they cannot be exported. See 3 below.

    Note: Premium Themes that are licensed for WordPress.com use only cannot be transferred to self-hosted WordPress.org sites. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/premium-themes/

    Also note that if you have purchased a premium theme you will have to contact the theme designer and request a wordpress.org version of it.

    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/

  3. Thank you for the response although it all sounds daunting to me and I know I'll need to find someone to pay to get me through it. Or else see if my new health plan covers Valium - lots of it!

  4. Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you

    See above for the link

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