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  1. powersolutionsuk
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    Hi, I think I made a mistake going with wordpress.com as i want to use some of the plug in's you have with wordpress.org and didn't realise there was a difference, is there any way to transfer my blog to .org without losing it?

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

  2. Yes, of course you can do that. WordPress.org offers free software that you can install on a web server. You can upload and install themes and plugins, run ads, and edit the database. Learn about the differences here. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    You need to create an XML export file of your content. It will not include the theme as they cannot be exported. See 3 below.

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate.
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    1. Hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    2. Set up a WordPress.org install and equip it with a theme and plugins.
    http://wordpress.org/themes/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/

    3. Export your content out of your WordPress.com blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/ and import it into the install.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/ or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/

    5. Transfer subscribers and stats. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/moving-your-subscribers/

  3. Hi, I also made the same mistake going with WordPress.com and want to use WordPress.org for affiliate marketing purposes and uploading custom WordPress themes. My WordPress.com domain is upgraded to a custom domain (devinemarketers.com). Can someone help with moving my custom domain to WordPress.org? I currently have a web host with DreamHost.

    P.S.
    my wordpress.com account and domain was just created on 10-23-13. I don't have any pages created or contacts that I want to export. Basically just the domain name I need changed over to WordPress.org

  4. Hi there,
    If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/#update-nameservers

  5. I'm initiating the change now. Do i need to remove the WordPress dns numbers after the new Dreamhost dns numbers are listed or leave the WordPress in as well?

    Ex.1

    (1.) NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    Delete
    Active
    (2) NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    Delete
    Active
    (3) NS1.DREAMHOST.COM
    Delete
    (4) NS2.DREAMHOST.COM
    Delete
    (5) NS3.DREAMHOST.COM

    Ex. 2 or just keep dreamhost

    (1) NS1.DREAMHOST.COM
    Delete
    (2) NS2.DREAMHOST.COM
    Delete
    (3) NS3.DREAMHOST.COM

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