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How do I switch from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org installation?

  1. torontosportsfanatic
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    I started the blog a couple of months ago with a basic amount of knowledge, so I decided to use the .com account. After a month or so I switched domain names (just dropped the .wordpress.com) as I was getting more comfortable with everything. Now, I want to be able to have more control through a .org account. Is it possible to switch everything over or would I have to start all over?
    Blog url: http://torontosportsfanatic.wordpress.com/

  2. You do not need to start over! We have some great instructions to walk you through the process at http://support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org.

    We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested:
    http://get.wp.com/hosting/

    We also offer a Guided Transfer upgrade - we'll move everything over for you and get you all setup with your self-hosted WordPress.org installation. For more details, please see http://support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/.

    You will need to change the nameservers for your domain so that they point to your new host. Please see http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-name-servers for information on changing your nameservers.

    You can access your domain manager to change your nameservers at
    http://torontosportsfanatic.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paid-upgrades.php?page=domains. The domain manager is located at the bottom of the page.

    Let us know if you have any questions.

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