Duplicating my WordPress

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  • #3061218

    I’m doing a course and part of it is to create a website. The problem is, after I submit the pages for marking, I am then am not allowed to touch my website whilst it goes through the marking process. That could take months and I don’t want to be left unable to use my site.

    I thought the solution might be to move my blog over to WordPress.org.

    Please could somebody tell me, if I export my blog from WordPress.com will a back up copy (unedited from that point onwards) of the site remain on WordPress.com so that I could leave the unedited copy for the university to mark? Or are all the files moved from off of WordPress.com during the export? Thanks :)

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

    #3061361

    Hi there,

    You can keep your WordPress.com site. Exporting does not remove the content from the site. You just will not be able to use the same domain on both sites.

    Here is a step-by-step guide for moving to a self-hosted WordPress site (WordPress.org): https://move.wordpress.com/

    Let us know if you need more help.

    #3061379

    Ah! Fantastic! Thank you so much for your speedy and helpful reply :)

    #3061485

    You’re most welcome! Glad I could help :-)

    #3061490

    justjennifer
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    Hi there,

    The problem is, after I submit the pages for marking, I am then am not allowed to touch my website whilst it goes through the marking process.

    While you could certainly find and pay a new web host and then install the standalone WP software, why not just create a second WordPressdotcom website under this username account? https://en.support.wordpress.com/create-a-blog/#adding-a-new-site-or-blog-to-an-existing-account The sites themselves have separate dashboards.

    If you are worried about confusing the sites, you could also open a new username account with a different email and then set up a new website here on WordPressdotcom.

    If you are going to be using the site professionally, you could then buy an upgrade plan and a custom domain name.

    One thing I would caution you against regardless of where you set up a new site, is having the exact same content on both sites. That could hurt you in search engine returns in the long run.

    Hope that helps too and let us know if you have any other questions.

    #3061491

    @justjennifer Excellent advice! Thanks

    #3061493

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    My pleasure @thabotswana2013 :)

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