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Transitioning from WP.com to WP.org

  1. I have a wordpress.com blog. I pay $26 a year for a domain registration, domain mapping, and private registration. I am looking for more customization and I was led to believe that downloading the wordpress.org software and going with a private host could do that. I am so confused.

    Because I have a wordpress.com site, when I try to log in with the info the private host (hostgator) has provided to me, it won't let me in. The dashboard hasn't changed and I am almost certain I have not installed wordpress.org. I have paid for my renewal with wordpress.com and I now have a host at 10 bucks a month as well. I am paying for things, but the two aren't working in tandem to allow me to switch from wordpress.com to wordpress.org and still keep the work I have done on my site (www.dennisellsworth.com) in the system so I don't have to rebuild the site entirely.

    If you have any idea what I am talking about, please help me.
    Thanks
    Dennis
    Blog url: http://dennisellsworth.wordpress.com/

  2. Hi Dennis, it looks like you were able to point your domain to your new host since posting this question. For reference, here is how to transfer your site from wordpress.com to wordpress.org: http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    Let me know if you have any questions about exporting your content!

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