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Transferring WP content to new domain?

  1. Hello, I recently purchased csufprssa.org through BlueHost and want to transfer my csufprssa.wordpress.com content over. I plan to still use WordPress, except hosted on Bluehost. Have any suggestions?

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

  2. andrewspittle
    Staff

    Hi! We have instructions on how to move all your content over at:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    Cheers!

  3. @csufprssa
    Below are helpful links:
    codex – getting started with WordPress.org http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
    themes directory http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
    plugins directory http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
    support forums http://wordpress.org/support/

    Andrew gave you the link to or exporting your content out of your WordPress.com blog and importing it into your WordPress.com install above. That file will contain your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.

    Your Links (blogroll) must be separately exported and there are two methods you can choose from. The instructions found here are for exporting your Links (blogroll) out of your WordPress.com blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/import-export-links/

    Best wishes with your move. :)

  4. I'll add that my suggestion is to continuously, and regularly backup your new site through the cpanel backup wizard at bluehost. I just spent several days cleaning up 6 sites that had had malware injected into them at bluehost. If there had been regular backups, then the work would have been a lot easier (just wipe everything out and restore the backups, but I had to use a script to clean up the bulk of the damage and then had to manually clean 100 files that the script would not clean.

    You have to be incredibly vigilant when you self-host and always keep up with wordpress and plugin updates. Also do some research about how to make your wordpress installation as secure as possible. It takes more work up front, but in the long run, it will pay for itself many times over.

    I'm not trying to scare you, just to get you to be vigilant (also don't get complacent if things go well for a long time). Many people end up paying a lot of money to straighten out their sites after they have been cracked. I've made a good deal myself fixing cracked sites.

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