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  1. bozworthmotors
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    I want to transfer my wordpress.com blog site to a GoDaddy domain with the wordpress app installed in it, and I want it to appear exactly as it does now on the wordpress.com version.

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

  2. You can transfer the site's content only - not the whole site. Themes and widgets cannot be exported and imported.

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

    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/

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

    6. Set your wordpress.com blog visibility to private. To change blog visibility to private go to > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 3 . See the guide here http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    7. Migrate your subscribers http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/migrating-wordpresscom-followers-to-new-self-hosted-site?replies=1

    Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org have different log-ins and we don't provide support for WordPress.org software installs here. If you don't have a username account at WordPress.ORG click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.

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