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Whats the proper way to delete your blog?

  1. Hello all, hope your doing lovely today

    For a few months we have debated on if we should delete our wp.com and start another here or on wp.org
    this question is in regards to import/export actually, if we delete our current blog here what do we need to do first, second and third? Is it hard downloading your XML file which will contain your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags?

    we would love to hear from others and their experiences with deleting & exporting their blogs, just wanted some insight on the correct actions, was about to search the topics on this, but I wanted to get more recent opinions as we certainly dont want to loose any of our important factors of our blog.

    thanks as always in advance

    The blog I need help with is swaggtalk100.wordpress.com.

  2. Export your blog first, because once you delete it there is nothing to export. Review the documentation on deletion, because it is PERMANENT; you cannot get at the content or use the URL ever again, nor can anyone else.

    My advice is: export your blog to the new blog, then set the one here as Private. That way it'll serve as a backup of your blog.

  3. Agreed :)

  4. @webmistress27
    In case you need them, the instructions for moving to wordpress.ORG are here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#toc

  5. Thx RC and TT, very helpful info also i'll let this sit here so perhaps others can share the experiences with deletion and/or moving

    ...backup blog does sound like a good idea, i just did'nt want us having two blogs
    but guess better be safe than sorry

  6. Hi there,
    You're welcome. Moving the blog content and blogroll links is not difficult if one follows the instructions provided. The XML export file will contain your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags. The blogroll links are separately exported. http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/import-export-links/

  7. oh ok i'm saving this one to my favorites, the other posts i've done get lost in the shuffle very fast.

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