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Some help from moving away from WordPress.com?

  1. chillipepperpenguins
    Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to move away from WordPress.com.

    Yes, I did do some research... probably not enough since I am resorting here, and I feel terrible about it, but it's just one of those days for me when I can't think properly. :(

    Anyways, I went under my WordPress.com blog, exported my site, saved that file to my desktop, then I went to Import, and according to WordPress.com, my Import was successful.

    The problem is now.... Well, what do I do now?

    I was thinking about moving to WordPress.org, and I looked through briefly and noticed some hosting services they offered, like BlueHost, Laughing Squid, etc. But I noticed for all the ones they briefly listed, you have to pay a certain amount per month.. and that kinda um, doesn't work for me... heh heh... hard to explain, long story...

    Anyways once again, does anyone know any free hosting services that do not charge anything? (I am aware I might be asking a completely ridiculous question here if there is no such thing) but I am very curious to know. And another factor is, if there is such thing, does anyone know any services that are very compatible. Meaning, they can easily transport my WordPress.com stuff to their service? One last thing to include, once I find a hosting service, do I have to register with WordPress.org or something? Does WordPress.org even accept other hosting services that they do not recommend?

    Okay.. I'll stop rambling on, and oh I apologize in advance if this question is ridiculous, meaning I shouldn't have asked it and all these answers can be found in the forums/support or this question shouldn't even be asked here... like it's supposed to be asked on WordPress.org forums or something. Yes, I've been around the block and we hate all those pesky questions that can be simply answered by looking through Support, and I'd hate to be one of those people. If I am, then Ughhh. Not my day.

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

  2. Anyways once again, does anyone know any free hosting services that do not charge anything?

    free blog hosting > http://mashable.com/2007/08/06/free-blog-hosts/

  3. Hi penguins, when you say move away from WordPress, do you mean the blogging site in general? Or do you mean you want to eliminate it from your domain name and have a "penguin.com" url? If what you want is the latter, I'm afraid those don't come free..

  4. chillipepperpenguins
    Member

    @turnthrice Well, I guess what I am wondering is if I were to move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, could I use one of those free-blog hosts @timethief mentioned under WordPress.org instead of using the hosts WordPress.org recommends, so I don't have to spend anything? I guess.. Aaaah hard to explain... Ask if you need clarification.

    And @timethief thanks for the link.

  5. chillipepperpenguins
    Member

    And @turnthrice Once I move to WordPress.org, does my URL change to chillipepperpenguins.com anyways? So, um, what do you mean? :/ I guess I am trying to find a free-web host for that.. :/

  6. Yes, you can use one of those free hosts. But there is ALWAYS a catch with free hosting, so make sure you know what you're getting into. And if you have the custom domain name, you can use it on your WordPress.org blog.

  7. chillipepperpenguins
    Member

    Ahhhh, I see. Thanks @raincoaster. That makes a lot more sense now. I'll look into it. Thanks for your help everyone.

  8. The Support docs have good instructions if you put "move a blog" in the search box there. http://en.support.wordpress.com/

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