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  1. I want to transfer the theme & content from my free wordpress blog to a hosted wordpress site on godaddy. we've installed wordpress on the new domain and godaddy says i now need the wp-content folder and sql database to populate the new site.

    I went under TOOLS and EXPORTED and xml file, but the godaddy technician says it doesn't contain the content.

    please advise soonest - thx!
    Blog url: http://reclaimmylife.wordpress.com/

  2. btw, the blog I'm trying to move everything to is blog.reclaimylife.com

  3. I exported the xml file from reclaimmylife.wordpress.com but when I go into blog.reclaimylife.com and import it gives me a 500 server error.

    blog.reclaimylife.com is a wordpress hosted site on godaddy.

    I really need help with this... it is effecting my business, is anybody out there?

  4. For your godaddy WordPress.ORG install - see below

    The site you are asking about does not seem to be hosted on WordPress.COM so you need to make friends over at WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/7-things-to-know-before-posting-in-wordpresscom-forums?replies=1

    This site is for support of sites hosted on WordPress.COM. You should address your questions to WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using: http://wordpress.org/support/

    For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  5. I went under TOOLS and EXPORTED and xml file, but the godaddy technician says it doesn't contain the content.

  6. Hi,

    The WordPress export file (XML) needs to be imported into your self–hosted (WordPress.org) blog at Godaddy in Tools -> Import -> WordPress of that dashboard.

    You can see this support page to step you through the process of moving your blog to a WordPress.org instance:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    As we only support blogs hosted here at WordPress.com, all issues with the new blog — including the importing of the file — must be taken to the WordPress.org support community:

    http://wordpress.org/support

    If you’d like assistance moving your WordPress.com blog to WordPress.org, we have a service called Guided Transfer that does all the work for you. Check it out to see if it’s right for you:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

  7. Ack, should've refreshed this thread once more before posting. Hi folks! :-)

  8. Good'day to you Bryan :)

  9. Hi Bryan - did that, when I try to import the xml file under the godaddy wordpress site dashboard I get that 500 server error.

  10. is there any way to just get a back up copy of my wordpress.com site? godaddy is telling me I need the sql db & wp-content folder.

  11. I'm sorry to hear that. Since we only support the blogs hosted at WordPress.com, you can register for free at the WordPress.org support community and post about this import issue.

    http://wordpress.org/support

  12. is there any way to just get a back up copy of my wordpress.com site? godaddy is telling me I need the sql db & wp-content folder.

    No, we don't have that available.

  13. Bryan

    I just went on my site to try to import the xml file again and you are there as an author?? what is going on ??

  14. bryanvillarin is Staff and he's trying to help you.

  15. How do I post a screen capture here?

  16. whew - good to know! thanks!

  17. should I sign out of blog.reclaimylife.com?

  18. should I sign out of blog.reclaimylife.com?

    No, you need to upload the import file, which you generated from http://reclaimmylife.wordpress.com/ , to Tools -> Import in your self–hosted blog dashboard:

    http://blog.reclaimylife.com/wp-admin/

  19. same server error... would you like to see a screen capture of it?

  20. I selected:

    Import author: nnadine (nnadine)
    or create new user with login name:
    or assign posts to an existing user: nnadine

    and selected download and import all attachments

  21. Yes, please take a screenshot and upload it via Media -> Add New in your blog's Dashboard so we can take a look.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

  22. Also, please try splitting your export file into multiple files.

    In the Tools -> Export screen of your WordPress.com blog, select Posts and choose a date range of a few months at a time. I've annotated a screenshot here:

    http://u.narf.me/image/2X0I0m422800

    So, export the posts from:

    • April 2012 – July 2012
    • December 2012 – March 2012
    • July 2011 – November 2011

    Then, export Pages in another file, and try importing each one at a time at blog.reclaimylife.com

  23. when I exported posts apr12 thru jul12 it gave me a xml file cannot be displayed msg. i put the screen print into the media

  24. Make sure that you're saving the export file, not viewing it in your browser.

    If that isn't working for you in Firefox, try a different browser, like Chrome or Internet Explorer 9.

    http://browsehappy.com/

  25. Okay!! I got the pages & posts (yippeee!) but it didn't move my theme...
    I can live with that - thank you thank you sooooo much, Bryan, if my honey wouldn't object (but alas he would) I'd have your baby - you ROCK! Macmanx, I thought because the file didn't display it was corrupt, you told me to go for it as saved and it worked.
    I'm happy, happy, much gratitude to you Happiness Engineers!
    This issue is reeeeee-solved!

  26. Hello

    MY blog currently no backup, or simply put I have not made a backup of it.
    http://www.NutritionUCGIBlog.com

    Question:
    1. How do I get a full backup copy of my Blog (which is hosted on WordPress.com)?

    2. Would I be able to load all this back into wordpress blog again?

    3. Also would I be able to backup all images in the library (jpg or pdf)

    4. Can I load the backup to another Blog if and when needed, example if I decided to host somewhere else

    thank you
    Bahram

  27. 1. How do I get a full backup copy of my Blog (which is hosted on WordPress.com)?

    See > export > http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

    2. Would I be able to load all this back into wordpress blog again?

    Yes. You can import the XML export file you created in a WordPress blog into a WordPress.com blog or into a WordPress.org install.

    3. Also would I be able to backup all images in the library (jpg or pdf)

    The images are attachments. When you import you rceive a query as to whether you wish to include attachments or not.

    4. Can I load the backup to another Blog if and when needed, example if I decided to host somewhere else.

    Yes. You can import the XML export file you created in a WordPress blog into a WordPress.com blog or into a WordPress.org install.

  28. Thank you @timethief for detail and helpful answers

    Bahram

  29. You're welcome.

  30. I got the pages & posts (yippeee!) but it didn't move my theme...

    I can live with that - thank you thank you sooooo much, Bryan, if my honey wouldn't object (but alas he would) I'd have your baby - you ROCK!

    @nnadine — You're welcome! The export file, as you found out, won't include the theme and settings, and you'll need to manually copy your widget settings. I'd suggest opening your WordPress.com blog Appearance -> Widgets page in one browser tab while your self-hosted blog has the same dashboard page open.

    You can download the Matala theme here, if you'd like:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/matala

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