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Switching to wordpress.org, but aready have a domain...

  1. I am looking to switch my wordpress.com blog to wordpress.org. The main reason is so that I can run advertising on my site.
    I already use my own domain for my wordpress.com blog...and I want that domain to be the domain for the .org blog.

    I feel like i just have a ton of questions!
    Will my theme transfer over?
    What about links that have been set up in posts that use my domain? Will they still all work?
    Will my data still be on the .com site after I transfer?
    Is there any way of having more than 1 blog page on a site? on wordpress.com, it seems that all other pages can not be blogs...
    I am fairly computer savvy, but don't realy know all the technical stuff...I am afraid of not being able to get the new site right!

    Any help with this topic will be greatly appreciated!

    The blog I need help with is 365stoneoakfarnorthsa.com.

  2. i'm moving this over the "questions" section...

  3. You can purchase a guided transfer > http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

    Or you can do this yourself > Setting up a wordpress.org install > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/11/06/setting-up-a-self-hosted-wordpress-org-install/

    Once you hire a web host, they will give you the DNS information for your account. You then go into your domain management here and change the DNS records to point to the new web host. It will take 24-72 hours for that change to propagate through all the world-wide internet nameservers and then you can put together the blog on the new web host. Typically the DNS changes will settle down after 12-24 hours, but sometimes it takes longer. It just depends on how busy the internet nameserver system.
    domain management > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

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