Can I transfer from hosted WordPress to wordpress.com

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  • #99593

    merrickmgt
    Member

    Hello,
    I have my blog hosted on my site and woud like to know if it is possible to migrate it to wordpress.com. Thanks!

    #99755

    drmike
    Member

    Yup but specific instructions depends on what version of wordpress you’re running currently.

    #99761

    merrickmgt
    Member

    Hi drmike,

    I am using 2.0. I tried updating to 2.1.3, but my host is running lower versions of MySQL and PHP.

    Thanks,
    Taryn

    #99764

    drmike
    Member

    You’re going to have to install this plugin since it’s the 2.0 version that you’re running. Once you have it installed, go Dashboard -> Manage -> Export on your old blog to export out the data and save it to your desktop. The *.xml file you get is what you import here at wp.com at Dashbaord -> Manage -> Import.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #99765

    merrickmgt
    Member

    Awesome, just what I was looking for! Thanks :-)

    #99766

    drmike
    Member

    Not a problem. :)

    It used to be a FAQ but I see it’s been removed. :(

    #100014

    merrickmgt
    Member

    Hi drmike,
    I tried this and it tells me my backup directory is not writeable!

    It says:
    WARNING: Your backup directory is NOT writable! We can not create the backup directory.
    /home/virtual/site216/fst/var/www/html/blog/

    Not sure what to do….

    #100046

    drmike
    Member

    Make /blog/ (and go ahead and make /wp-content/)writable. Set the permissions to ‘777’.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

    #100058

    merrickmgt
    Member

    Hi,

    I did that and was able to proceed and click the “backup” button, but then it said my permission was denied:
    You don’t have permission to access /blog/wp-admin/edit.php on this server.

    Why is this so difficult :-(

    #100059

    merrickmgt
    Member

    It says “cannot open the back up file for writing”…

    Thanks for your help :-)

    #100298

    merrickmgt
    Member

    I also gave up on this and started a new wordpress.com blog :-) It was just less stressful!

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