Export WordPress to self-hosted. Specific concerns.

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  • #335880

    deepsketch
    Member

    If someone would like to move their WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress installation, I understand everything (posts, images, etc.) can be exported within the WordPress.com Dashboard “Export” option.

    But will items such as statistics vanish?

    And how about user data? Will users need to re-register?

    Basically, using the built int WordPress.com Export function, what would NOT be transferred to a fresh, self-hosted WordPress installation?

    Thanks.

    #336034

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, when you move a website, the stats on the old one do not apply to the new one.

    Users will need to re-register.

    Anything you put on your WP.com blog using Wp.com specific shortcodes like [audio URL] will be exported, but as raw code and you’ll need to find those and fix them one by one.

    Your widgets do not transfer.

    #336036

    deepsketch
    Member

    Great, thanks.

    #336153

    tysdaddy
    Member

    I have some questions as well about moving to a self-hosted site. I plan on using the WordPress software when I switch . . .

    I have been blogging with WP.com for about a year, and in that time I’ve posted plenty of photos and audio files. How do I go about exporting those so that they can be moved? Is there an easy way to do this, or is it going to be a major headache . . .

    #336158

    tysdaddy
    Member

    I think this may answer my question . . .

    “This will move your your posts, pages, comments, categories, and tags; any uploads and images will need to be manually transferred to the new blog.”

    Is there a way to copy all the contents of the media portions of my wp.com blog to my computer for transfer, or will I have to do each on individually?

    #336160

    raincoaster
    Member

    I think you’ll have to ask that over at WP.org. But you can always leave your media files here and hotlink from your WP.com blog. You can’t set it to private, though, or they’ll all vanish.

    #336162

    tysdaddy
    Member

    Reading your reply above, even if I leave them at WP.com, I’ll still have to change every link, correct?

    #336163

    tysdaddy
    Member

    I do plan on leaving my WP.com blog up and running, and it sounds as if this is a smart move in this case . . .

    #336164

    tysdaddy
    Member

    Well, I plan on leaving it UP anyway, but all new content would be on the new self-hosted blog . . . just to clarify.

    #336169

    raincoaster
    Member

    You won’t have to change the code showing images in a post. And internal links from one post to another, yes, you’ll have to change them or they’ll lead off the new blog onto the old one. There may be something over at WP.org that can expedite the process, though.

    #336171

    tysdaddy
    Member

    Again, thanks for the help. I do appreciate your time . . .

    #336229

    peilingzhis
    Member

    hi, i have a similar problem. im moving over to a self-hosted site using wordpress software. i was exporting my wp files but unfortunately it the xml file only contains the blogger.com posts i had 2 years ago when i switched to wp. how can i have my own wp files exported?

    #336230

    peilingzhis
    Member

    hi, would appreciate a speedy reply :( Thanks!

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