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Oxygen Theme Exportable to new domain?

  1. Hi Guys

    I'm running the Oxygen theme on my blog http://phrase99.wordpress.com

    I am about to transfer my blog to a .com domain and I have two questions:

    1. If I register the domain through godaddy.com and use an FTP server to transfer the blog, will I lose my 'oxygen' theme settings, such as header, widgets etc?

    2. If yes, will this still be the case if I register the domain through wordpress.com?

    Hope you guys can answer soonest :)

    (and please let me know your thoughts and suggestions on my blog design)

    Joe

    The blog I need help with is phrase99.wordpress.com.

  2. 1. I think you will have to set everything back up at your new domain, but I'm only 98% sure.

    2. If you get your top level domain at wordpress.com, you'll still have to setup everything at GoDaddy.com. If you stay at WordPress.com everything will stay the same.

    P.S. I'm not going to advertise anything here but why GoDaddy? they have incredibly bad reviews and are really not good for WordPress (slow, etc.). I just don't want a person to really waste money! Just Google around and you'll see. Mods can remove this if this comment is out of line, but I'm not advertising anything.

  3. All versions of themes here at WordPress.com have been adapted to run on this multiuser software. None of our themes can be exported and used on WordPress.org installs. However, if you search you will find a version of the Oxygen theme for WordPress.org. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/oxygen

    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs. You need to use the export function to move your content. http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

    There is no upgrade you can purchase from WordPress.com that changes anything stated here http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ and restated again here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading

  4. Ok so Jali u saying the easiest (and cheapest) route would be just register the .com through wordpress.com right?

  5. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ <- Really look at that link, it's important.

    Also are you staying at WP.com then? If you are then it'd be cheaper to register through WP.com as it makes no sense to pay $11/yr for domain registration and then $13 for WP.com mapping. So yes if you're staying at WP.com.

    If you aren't staying at WP.com then you can register it elsewhere as there would be no need for you to pay $18/yr for a .com domain. However if you do plan to move back to WP.com in the future you can't transfer your domain to them so you'd then be paying $11 + $13.

  6. @phrase99
    If you wish to have WordPress.com continue to free host your content be clear on the fact that you get only what you pay for when you purchase a domain mapping upgrade. Every day we Volunteers have to burst the bubble of those who poste here fanatazing that they get more than what is clearly stated in the support documentation entries I posted links to above, which some apparently do not read.

  7. Ok thanks guys. The downside to this though would be that I will be restricted in terms of the widgets and plugins that i can add on to the website, am I correct?

    Like widgets that work on java are not allowed by wordpress.com....

  8. @phrase99
    If I considered not being able to use plugins as a big deal then why I would I be here? Why would I have moved a blog off self hosting and back onto this platform? I posted the links to the support documentation entries above that answer all your questions. I'm not into chatting on this subject because the support forum searchbox is full of threads like this one and there are other threads that need answering. Best wishes, regardless of where you decide to blog.

  9. @timethief and others

    thanks for your patience. You've convinced me to register the .com through wordpress and now i have a follow up question. The registering of emails...will it cost extra through google apps? and how much abt? I need to know as someone is about to use their credit card to register it fo rme and need to give them a subtotal first...

    thanks

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